INTERNATIONAL

New Students

Congratulations on your admission to California State University, Northridge (CSUN)!

The International and Exchange Student Center (IESC) staff wishes to welcome you and is looking forward to meeting you at the New International Student Orientation.

This section includes all initial information for newly admitted international students. Please follow the steps below to get started!

Immigration Requirements for Spring 2015 Admit

Six-step immigration requirements for F-1 Student — spring 2015

Congratulations on your admission to California State University, Northridge (CSUN)! The IESC staff is looking forward to meeting you upon your arrival to our campus. All of our F-1 students are required to complete the six-step immigration requirements once they are admitted to our university. To begin, please read below. 

Steps to complete immigration requirements

Please complete Steps 1-4 prior to your arrival to the U.S.

Step 1

Activate your CSUN account

  1. Locate the "Activate CSUN user ID and password" letter sent to you by the Office of Admissions and Records. The "Activate CSUN user ID and password" letter contains your CSUN user ID and initial password.
  2. Visit the CSUN Login page, and enter your user ID and initial password.
  3. Follow the subsequent instructions to activate your user ID and password.

Problems activating your account? Please contact the CSUN IT Help Center.

Step 2

Online immigration session

Please enroll in this course through Moodle. Enter the enrollment key: spring2015

Student must complete all of the following tasks through the Moodle course:

  • Read the PowerPoint
  • Take the Quiz
  • Print the Certificate of Completion
  • Take the Survey

Step 3

Release of SEVIS record to CSUN

Applies only to students who are already in the U.S. with an I-20 from a previous school.

 

Please skip to STEP 4 if CSUN is the first school that you are attending as an F1 student in the United States.

Transfer-in deadline: January 9, 2015

(CSUN must have your SEVIS record by this date.)

Step 4

Email your Proof of Health Insurance to insurance@csun.edu

Students cannot register for classes until the foreign hold has been removed. For health insurance requirements and the removal of the foreign hold, visit the foreign registration hold page.

Please complete Steps 5 and 6 upon your arrival to the U.S.

All spring 2015 admits are required to enter the U.S. by no later than January 12, 2015.

Step 5

Mandatory new student check-in

Submit copies of the following immigration documents to a Foreign Student Advisor at the IESC:

Upon your arrival to the U.S., please check-in in person with copies of your immigration documents. You will meet with a Foreign Student Advisor. Once you check-in, we can notify immigration of your attendance at CSUN through SEVIS. IESC advising walk-in hours are Monday-Friday 9am-12pm and 1pm-4pm.

****WARNING!****

Failure to complete Steps 1-5 may affect your eligibility to remain in correct F-1 status.

Step 6

Attend the International Student Orientation

 

Orientation will take place on January 15,  2015

Information will be emailed to you upon completion of STEP 2.

Please visit our website on a regular basis for the most up-to-date information.

Immigration Requirements for Fall 2015 Admit

Six-step immigration requirements for F-1 Student — fall 2015

Congratulations on your admission to California State University, Northridge (CSUN)! The IESC staff is looking forward to meeting you upon your arrival to our campus. All of our F-1 students are required to complete the six-step immigration requirements once they are admitted to our university. To begin, please read below.