International Students


International applicants are individuals who need a visa in order to study in the United States. Individuals who are citizens or permanent residents of the U.S., regardless of where they live or go to school, are not considered international applicants.

The California State University must assess the academic preparation of international students. For this purpose, "international students" include those who hold U.S. temporary visas as students, exchange visitors or other non-immigrant classifications. The CSU uses separate requirements and application filing dates as guidelines for admission to international students.

Applicants for admission as either graduates or undergraduates whose education has been in a country other than the United States should submit an application for admission, official certificates and detailed transcripts of record from each secondary school and collegiate institution attended several months prior to the beginning of the quarter in which the applicant expects to attend. If certificates and transcripts are not in English, they must be accompanied by certified English translations. Credentials will be evaluated in accordance with the general regulations governing admission to Cal State San Bernardino.

Upon arrival at California State University, San Bernardino, the student should make an appointment with the International Center as early as possible.