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Steps to Apply

Degree Seeking Students

1. Application

Submit an application online at CSUApply. When filing out the application, please use your last/family name, first name and date of birth as it clearly states on your passport. You must also include a valid e-mail address in your application for future communication from CSUSB International Admissions. Also, please note there is a non-refundable, non-transferable $70 U.S. dollars application fee.

Note: Please keep in mind that students seeking a second bachelor’s degree must fill out an undergraduate international application.

2. Supporting Documents

  1. Academic records, certificates and diplomas must be an original or photocopy document stamped/signed by a school official, by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Education or government authority. Please note that opened transcripts are not considered official. Applicants who have studied in the U.S. are required to have the institution(s) directly send their official transcript(s) to International Admissions.

    • Translation of Document(s): All original supporting documents not in English must be accompanied by an official translation in the same format and stamped by a qualified translator. Translations by students are not acceptable.

    • Falsified Document(s): You will be denied admissions or expelled if you send falsified academic records, bank statements, or any other supporting documents.

    • Failure to List All Schools Attended: If you do not list all schools attended on your application, you will be denied admission or refused transfer credit.

  2. English Language Requirement

    English language demonstration is required for all applicants who do not have a bachelor’s or master’s degree from a U.S. regionally accredited institution. U.S. citizens/residents whose education is from outside the U.S. must demonstrate their English language proficiency. TOEFL, IELTS and successful completion of English Language Program at CSUSB are accepted to meet admissions English language proficiency requirement.
English Requirements
Academic Level TOEFL IELTS CSUSB English Language Program


(Accepting From February 13, 2020- January 15, 2021)

Undergraduate Paper Based Exam: 500 Internet-Based Exam (iBT): 61 5.5 Total Band Score Successful Completion of Level 3  Minimum Score of 95
Graduate Paper Based Exam: 550 Internet-Based Exam (iBT): 79/80 6.0 Total Band Score Successful Completion of Level 4

Minimum Score of 105

(some Graduate Programs require a minimum score of 110)

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. MA Communication Studies, English, English Composition, Communication Studies Integrated Marking Concentration require a 575 PBE or 90iBT

For international students in countries affected by center closures due to the Novel Coronavirus, California State University, San Bernardino has temporarily approved the use of Duolingo English test in place of the in-person TOEFL and IELTS English proficiency exams. Duolingo English tests taken between February 13, 2020-January 15,2021, will be accepted. Please visit the ETS website at to determine if your country has been affected by these center closures.

  1. International applicants must submit a statement of financial responsibility to be considered for admission to the university. International students are also required to submit evidence of adequate medical/hospital insurance to the international student advisor.

    Supporting Documents can be mailed to:
    Center for Global Innovation-301 (3rd Floor)
    International Admissions
    5500 University Parkway
    San Bernardino, CA 92407

3. Required Documents For your Student Visa

International students are required to submit a statement of financial responsibility.

4. Email Notification

Within approximately two weeks of submitting your application you will receive an acknowledgement letter through mail.  The acknowledgment letter serves as confirmation that our office has received your application. The letter will contain your MyCoyote ID number, activation code and CSUSB e-mail account information. Please contact us if you do not receive this letter after two week from the submission of your application.

5. MyCoyote Account

Through MyCoyote, applicants can view their application status and determine if there are any other documents to turn in to the International Admissions office. Students can also access their PAWS report, registration appointment date and time and access their CSUSB-email account for important notices. For more information on how to active your MyCoyote account please visit the Information Technology Services page.