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First-Time Freshman

The application requirements are different if you’re coming from a high school in the United States or outside the country. Please select the correct option below for details on how to apply to CSUSB.


General Application Requirements

Below are the general requirements for applying to the university as a freshman international student:

  • Coursework equivalent to senior high school in the U.S.

  • Academic requirements (see details below)

  • English language proficiency (see details below)

  • English translation of non-English documents

  • International Application CSUApply

  • Financial support statement (bank statement)

  • Copy of Passport


Requirements for a Freshman from a Foreign High School

If you’ve been attending a foreign high school, please use the information below to complete your application:

  1. Academic Requirements:

    • Minimum 2.5 overall GPA

    • Official transcripts sealed in an envelope by your school

    • Official high school diploma sealed in an envelope by your school

  2. English Language Proficiency Requirement can be met by:

    • TOEFL (iBT 61 or PBT 500) or IELTS (5.5 total band score). Must be valid within the last two years.

    • Successful completion of level 3 of CSUSB English Language Program

Requirements for a Freshman from a U.S. High School

If you’ve been attending a high school in the United States, please use the information below to complete your application:

  1. Academic Requirements:

    • Minimum 2.5 overall GPA

    • Completion of A-G college preparatory courses with grades of “C-” or better

    • Official transcripts sealed in an envelope by your school

  2. English Language Proficiency Requirement can be met by:

    • If you attended a U.S. high school for at least three years, you may be eligible for a TOEFL waiver and will not need to take the English proficiency test.

    • TOEFL (iBT 61 or PBT 500) or IELTS (5.5 total band score). Must be valid within the last two years.

    • Successful completion of level 3 of CSUSB English Language Program


To apply, please visit our Steps to Apply section.