Prepare to Apply
Review the International Undergraduate Application Checklist (PDF) to ensure you have all required documents to submit. We recommend you submit all documents in a timely manner in order to review your application for an admission decision - incomplete applications cannot be processed.
Supporting documents include:
- Transcripts of all coursework – certified copies from all educational institutions attended including secondary or high school diploma and official records, certificates, or transcripts of any other study, even if not resulting in a degree.
- Verification of English Proficiency – TOEFL or IELTS score results
- Certification of Finance Form
- Health Insurance Promissory Contract
- Copy of your passport identification page (picture)
Apply to the University
Choose one of the following ways to obtain and submit an International Student application:
- Apply quickly and conveniently online at CSU Mentor.
- To request a paper application please email: email@example.com
Submit Application Fee
The $55 USD nonrefundable application fee can be paid by credit card during online application or mailed in the form of money order or wire transfer payable to: The California State University.
Await Confirmation of Application
- If you apply online, you will receive an automatic email response confirming receipt of your application.
- If you submit a paper application by mail, we will email you to confirm receipt of your application.
Degrees and Majors
The Princeton Review rates CSU Stanislaus among the Best 368 Colleges in the Nation. While we’ve grown from a class of 800 in 1960, our founding year, to over 8,800 in 2007, you will find a friendly and welcoming campus. Most classes have fewer than 18 students - more chances for one-on-one with your professors.
See all undergraduate majors, minors, and programs offered.
Transcripts, certificates, diplomas, mark sheets, and test scores must be sent directly from the issuing institution or in a sealed envelope to the Office of International Education or Enrollment Management Office to be considered official. All records submitted become the property of the University.
Records submitted by students who do not enroll are retained for only one year. The University reserves the right to determine what constitutes an official document. Certified English translations must accompany all non-English original documents.
English Proficiency Requirements
INSTITUTION CODE: 4713
For transfer students, a grade of C or better in the CSU General Education-Breadth or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum written communication requirement is satisfactory.
Transfer from a U.S. college with 60 or more semester units with a minimum grade point average of 2.4 and completion of one transfer course in each of the following general education areas with a grade of 2.0 or better: English Composition, Speech, Critical Thinking, and Mathematics.
If you are in the U.S. as an F-1 or J-I non-immigrant student, or wish to enter the U.S. with a visa, you will need to demonstrate evidence of financial support to cover all the costs associated with your full-time study. Please download the additional documents (see Instructions below) and submit them to the International Admission Office with your application for admission.
When students are granted a visa, it is with the expectation that financial obligations will be met for the entire period of proposed study. Immigration regulations for F-1 students provide limited opportunity for student employment in the U.S., and legal student status in the United States is dependent in part on the ability to enroll in, pay for, and complete full-time coursework.
As a condition of receiving an I-20 or DS-2019, all F-1 and J-1 visa applicants must agree to obtain and maintain health insurance as a condition of registration and continued enrollment in the California State University. Such insurance must be in amounts as specified by the United States Information Agency (USIA) and NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
The campus president or designee shall determine which insurance policies meet these criteria. For more information, contact the Office of International Education at (209) 667-3117 or IntlStudent@csustan.edu.