The CSU must assess the academic preparation of all
foreign students applying for admission to the CSU. For this
purpose, “foreign students” include those who hold U.S.
visas as students, exchange visitors, or in other
uses separate requirements and application filing dates in
the admission of foreign students. Verification of English
proficiency (see the section on TOEFL Requirement for
undergraduate applicants), financial resources, and academic
performance are all important considerations for admission.
Academic records from foreign institutions must be on file
at least three months prior to the first term of attendance
and, if not in English, must be accompanied by certified
in admission is given to residents of California. As a
result, there is little likelihood of nonresident
applicants, including international students, being admitted
either to impacted majors or to those majors or programs
with limited openings.
International Students and Programs Office (MB2 211,
654-2014) provides a host of services for international
students enrolled in classes at CSUB, including:
Responding to inquiries from all prospective international
Maintaining close contact and follow-up with international
Providing academic and social-cultural orientation for new
international students, including meetings with the
Friendship Partners, a community group interested in
assisting international students.
Providing pre-departure orientation for students returning
home at the end of their studies.
Scheduling workshops to provide updated information on
immigration issues, academic policies and procedures,
cultural and social adjustment to life in the US, resume and
job interview preparation, etc.
Providing general assistance to international students with
academic, immigration, and personal issues.
Providing initial academic advising for lower-division
Advising/assisting the International Student Club to plan
campus events and social activities.
international students should contact the office for
International Students and Programs upon their arrival at