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Non-Degree Seeking (Transitory)



Applicants who wish to enroll in CSUSB courses and not obtain a degree are considered non-degree seeking students. As a non-degree seeking student, you can attend CSUSB for up to two terms. If you wish to extend your stay, you’ll need to submit and meet all requirements for a degree seeking program.

Requirements for Non-Degree Seeking Students:

  1. Bank/financial statement
  2. Copy of Passport
  3. Proof of English ability


The proof of English ability can be met by completing one of the English requirements below:
Academic Level TOEFL IELTS CSUSB English Language Program
Undergraduate Paper-Based Exam: 500
Internet-Based Exam (iBT): 61
5.5 Total Band Score Successful Completion of Level 3 (Advanced I)
Graduate Paper-Based Exam: 550
Internet-Based Exam (iBT): 79/80
6.0 Total Band Score Successful Completion of Level 4  (Advanced II)
Post-Graduate Paper-Based Exam: 600
Internet-Based Exam (iBT): 100
7.0 Total Band Score  

Please Note: IELTS requirement for MBA, MPA and MSA is a 6.5 Total Band Score



  1. Please note that it’s not required, but highly recommended that you submit transcripts. The transcripts will come in handy during academic advisement.
  2. Please e-mail documents and your completed application to: