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International Admissions

Office of International Admissions


Bayramian Hall 160

18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8207

Phone: (818) 677-3760

Send email

Questions? Contact an international admissions advisor

Office Hours, Monday to Friday

  • Email: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Phone: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Walk-in: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Returning International Students

We’re so glad you are considering a return to CSUN! Your decision to come back reflects the kind of persistence and resilience we admire. Welcome back, Matador!

A returning CSUN international student is one who has completed non-extension course work in a previous spring or fall semester. Returning students include those in good academic standing and those wishing to return after previous disqualification in their last semester at CSUN.

This page includes readmission information for returning international students seeking a bachelor’s degree or a master’s degree.

Please note: If you have already earned a bachelor’s degree or higher, we encourage you to apply to a CSUN graduate program.

Readmission Requirements

Your path back to CSUN depends on whether:

  • You left the school in good standing or
  • You were previously disqualified because your GPA fell below the floor listed for your class level for two consecutive semesters.

No additional admission criteria are required to re-apply to CSUN. However, you will still need to submit certain documents as an international student. Please see what you need in the "Steps to Re-Apply" section below.

  • If you have completed any college or university courses since you last attended CSUN, send us your official transcripts.
  • If you have coursework now in progress, send us your official preliminary transcripts.
  • If you have not taken courses elsewhere since your last attendance at CSUN, no transcripts are required.

Eligibility Requirements for Transfer Students

At CSUN, we offer a path for you to re-enroll after being previously disqualified. As part of this process, you must show improvements that prove your academic growth which will then continue as you return to CSUN. These include:

  • Successfully completing courses in your degree program at another institution.
  • Earning grades that show your ability to return to good academic standing in a reasonable timeframe if readmitted to CSUN.

You must also complete each of the four basic subject courses required for CSU general education with a grade of C- or better at another institution. The courses are:

  • Written Composition (English)
  • Mathematics (Must be college-level, above intermediate algebra)
  • Critical Thinking (Logic)*
  • Oral Communication (Speech)

*Note: Students applying as Engineering or Computer Science majors do not have to complete critical thinking prior to readmission.

We strongly urge you to meet with a CSUN academic advisor in the college of your major to review your specific readmission requirements.

While you are preparing to demonstrate your progress, you should also begin your Cal State Apply application.

Eligibility Requirements for Graduate Students

Your readmission will be determined by your respective graduate program.

Please contact your department or graduate program coordinator to determine requirements and deadlines before re-applying.

Read more information on the disqualification and readmission process for graduate students.

Steps to Re-Apply

International Undergraduate Students in Good Standing

Application and document deadlines for international applicants are shown in the table below.

Semester Application Filing Period Document Deadline
For Fall Admission Oct. 1 to May 31 June 15
For Spring Admission Aug. 1 to Oct. 31 Nov. 15

As a returning international student, you'll need to provide the following items to apply for readmission:

  • Official transcripts for any courses you are taking and have taken since you last attended CSUN. Please refer to the How to Submit Transcript section below.
  • A credit or debit card. The $70 (U.S. currency) application fee is due at the time you submit your application and can only be paid by credit or debit card.
  • Financial affidavit and bank statement. Download and complete the Affidavit of Financial Support (PDF) and obtain a copy of your bank statement.
  • A copy of your passport photo page.

You must submit your application and all documents by the dates in the Review Important Deadlines row above.

Once you're ready, use your Cal State Apply account to begin your application on Cal State Apply, the CSU's online application system. You can copy your existing application data to a new application.

Before submitting your application, you can upload* the following documents to the program materials section of Cal State Apply:

  • Completed Affidavit of Financial Support (PDF) (both pages) and bank statement
  • A copy of your passport photo page
  • Unofficial transcripts for any course work taken since you last attended CSUN (not required but helpful to speed the processing of your application)

Be sure to carefully review your information before submitting it.

*Note: If it is not possible to upload your documents before the deadline to submit your Cal State Apply application, please contact us at intladm@csun.edu for assistance.

After you apply, watch for an email from our office with the info you'll need to create or update your CSUN Portal and email accounts. For help, visit CSUN User ID and Password.

Once you've set up your accounts, you can check your application status in your CSUN Portal Checklist. You can expect updates regarding your admissions decision to be available in the CSUN Portal in the weeks after you apply.

Official Transcripts

  • If you are returning in good academic standing and have not taken courses elsewhere since your last attendance at CSUN, no transcripts are required.
  • If you did take courses, be sure to send us your:
    • Official transcripts for any college or university courses you have completed since you last attended CSUN
    • Preliminary transcripts for course work now in progress.

Other Documents

  • If you did not already upload your completed Affidavit of Financial Support (PDF) and a copy of your bank statement to Cal State Apply before submitting your application, please send them to us following the instructions on the form.

Deadlines

  • All transcripts and other documents must be received by the dates in the Review Important Deadlines row above.
  • For information on how to submit documents, see the Transcript and Document Submission Information section below.

Previously Disqualified Undergraduate International Students

Application and document deadlines for international applicants are shown in the table below.

Semester Application Filing Period Document Deadline
For Fall Admission Oct. 1 to April 1 April 1
For Spring Admission Aug. 1 to Sept. 30 Oct. 1

As a returning international student, you'll need to assemble the following items to apply for readmission:

  • Official transcripts for any courses you are taking and have taken since you last attended CSUN. Please refer to the How to Submit Transcripts section below.
  • A credit or debit card. The $70 (U.S. currency) application fee is due at the time you submit your application and can only be paid by credit or debit card.
  • Financial affidavit and bank statement. Download and complete the Affidavit of Financial Support (PDF) and obtain a copy of your bank statement. Then scan and upload both documents to Cal State Apply before you submit your application.*
  • A copy of your passport photo page. Scan and upload a copy of the photo page to Cal State Apply before submitting.*

You must submit your application and all documents by the dates in the Review Important Deadlines row above.

Once you're ready, use your Cal State Apply account to begin your application on Cal State Apply, the CSU's online application system. You can copy your existing application data to a new application.

Be sure to carefully review your information before submitting.

After you've answered the initial questions in Cal State Apply, the My Application home page will display four sections in a grid.

  • Select the Program Materials section.
  • Choose the “Questions” tab inside the Program Materials section.
  • Under the “Previously Disqualified Question” heading on the Questions tab, select the “yes” radio button if you are applying as a returning student who was previously disqualified at CSUN.
  • When you select “yes,” the “Previously Disqualified Student Questionnaire” will display. Complete these questions as accurately as possible.

Please see the note in the next row. Submit Your Application.

Submit your Cal State Apply application after you:

  • Upload* your affidavit of financial support, bank statement and copy of passport photo page,
  • Fill out the Previously Disqualified Student Questionnaire online, 
  • Complete all other required sections.

Please note: If you do not complete the online questionnaire before submitting your application, you will need to complete the Previously Disqualified Student Questionnaire (PDF). You must submit the form and any attachments to the Office of International Admissions no later than the following deadlines:

  • By April 1 for readmission to the coming fall semester.
  • By Sept. 30 for readmission to the coming spring semester.

*Note: If it is not possible to upload your documents before the deadline to submit your Cal State Apply application, please contact us at intladm@csun.edu for assistance.

After you apply, watch for an email from our office with the info you'll need to create or update your CSUN Portal and email accounts. For help, visit CSUN User ID and Password.

Once you've set up an account, you can check your application status. You can expect your readmission decision as soon as the readmission review process is complete. In-progress course work and/or missing transcripts can delay the review process, so please submit your transcripts and documents as early as possible.

Official Transcripts

  • Be sure to send us your:
    • Official transcripts for any college or university courses you have completed since you last attended CSUN
    • Preliminary transcripts for course work now in progress.

Other Documents

  • If you did not already upload your completed Affidavit of Financial Support (PDF) and a copy of your bank statement to Cal State Apply before submitting your application, please send them to us following the instructions on the form.

Deadlines

  • All transcripts and other documents must be received by the dates in the Review Important Deadlines row above.
  • For information on how to submit documents, see the Transcript and Document Submission Information section below.

International Graduate Students in Good Standing

As an international graduate student, your department may also have additional requirements for you to be readmitted. Be sure to contact your graduate program coordinator or department of interest at Graduate Programs to follow their policies.

Application and document deadlines for international applicants are shown in the table below. Be sure to ask your department or program coordinator about any earlier deadlines that are unique to your graduate program.

Semester Application Filing Period Document Deadline
For Fall Admission Oct. 1 to May 31 June 15
For Spring Admission Aug. 1 to Oct. 31 Nov. 15

Before beginning your online university application, be sure to contact your department or program. You may need to submit an additional departmental application and other documents by earlier deadlines. Find contact information for your program at the following links:

As a returning international student, you'll need to assemble the following items to apply for readmission:

  • Official transcripts for any courses you are taking and have taken since you last attended CSUN. Please refer to the How to Submit Transcripts section below.
  • A credit or debit card. The $70 (U.S. currency) application fee is due at the time you submit your application and can only be paid by credit or debit card.
  • Financial affidavit and bank statement. Download and complete the Affidavit of Financial Support (PDF) and obtain a copy of your bank statement.
  • A copy of your passport photo page.

You must submit your application and all documents by the dates in Review Important Deadlines row above.

Once you're ready, use your Cal State Apply account to begin your application on Cal State Apply, the CSU's online application system. You can copy your existing application data to a new application.

Before submitting your application, you should upload* the following documents to the program materials section of Cal State Apply:

  • Completed Affidavit of Financial Support (PDF) (both pages) and bank statement
  • A copy of your passport photo page
  • Unofficial transcripts for any course work taken since you last attended CSUN (not required but helpful to speed the processing of your application)

Be sure to carefully review your information before submitting it.

*Note: If it is not possible to upload your documents before the deadline to submit your Cal State Apply application, please contact us at intladm@csun.edu for assistance.

Complete any supplemental application required by your program. This often includes filling out a separate application or submitting additional documents. Be sure to meet the deadlines for submission, which may be earlier than the university document deadlines.

After you apply, watch for an email from our office with the information you'll need to create or update your CSUN Portal and email accounts. For help, visit CSUN User ID and Password.

Once you've set up your accounts, you can check your application status. You can expect updates regarding your admissions decision to be available in the CSUN Portal in the weeks after your apply.

Official Transcripts

  • If you are returning in good academic standing and have not taken courses elsewhere since your last attendance at CSUN, no transcripts are required.
  • If you did take courses, be sure to send us your:
    • Official transcripts for any college or university courses you have completed since you last attended CSUN.
    • Preliminary transcripts for course work now in progress.

Other Documents

  • If you did not already upload your completed Affidavit of Financial Support (PDF) and copy of your bank statement to Cal State Apply before submitting your application, please send them to us following the instructions on the form.

Deadlines

  • All transcripts and other documents must be received by the dates in the Review Important Deadlines row above.
  • For information on how to submit documents, see the Transcript and Document Submission Information section below.

Previously Disqualified International Graduate Students

Your readmission will be determined by your respective graduate program. Before beginning your online university application, contact your graduate program or department to determine readmission requirements. You may need to submit an additional departmental application and other documents by earlier deadlines.

Find contact information for your program at the following links:

Please refer to the disqualification and readmission policy and process for graduate students.

Once you have been cleared to reapply, follow the steps below.

Application and document deadlines for international applicants are shown in the table below. Be sure to ask your department or program coordinator about any earlier deadlines that are unique to your graduate program.

Semester Application Filing Periods Document Deadline
For Fall Admission Oct. 1 to May 31 June 15
For Spring Admission Aug. 1 to Oct. 31 Nov. 15

Before beginning your online university application, be sure to contact your department or program. You may need to submit an additional departmental application and other documents by earlier deadlines. Find contact information for your program at the following links:

As a returning international student, you'll need to assemble the following items to apply for readmission:

  • Official transcripts for any courses you are taking and have taken since you last attended CSUN. Please refer to the How to Submit Transcripts section below.
  • A credit or debit card. The $70 (U.S. currency) application fee is due at the time you submit your application and can only be paid by credit or debit card.
  • Financial affidavit and bank statement. Download and complete the Affidavit of Financial Support (PDF) and obtain a copy of your bank statement.
  • A copy of your passport photo page.

You must submit your application and all documents by the dates in Review Important Deadlines row above.

Once you're ready, use your Cal State Apply account to begin your application on Cal State Apply, the CSU's online application system. You can copy your existing application data to a new application.

Before submitting your application, you can upload* the following documents to the program materials section of Cal State Apply:

  • Completed Affidavit of Financial Support (PDF) (both pages) and bank statement
  • A copy of your passport photo page
  • Unofficial transcripts for any course work taken since you last attended CSUN (not required but helpful to speed the processing of your application)

Be sure to carefully review your information before submitting.

*Note: If it is not possible to upload your documents before the deadline to submit your Cal State Apply application, please contact us at intladm@csun.edu for assistance.

Once you’ve confirmed with your graduate department that readmission is possible, complete and submit your application on Cal State Apply.

  • Complete your department's additional, supplemental application if required.
  • Provide the documents the department requires for readmission.
  • Be sure to abide by your department’s unique deadlines, which may be earlier than the document deadlines for international students.

After you apply, watch for an email from our office with the information you'll need to create or update your CSUN Portal and email accounts. For help, visit CSUN User ID and Password.

Once you've set up your accounts, you can check your application status. You can expect updates regarding your admissions decision to be available in the CSUN Portal in the weeks after you apply.

Official Transcripts

  • Be sure to send us your:
    • Official transcripts for any college or university courses you have completed since you last attended CSUN
    • Preliminary transcripts for course work now in progress.

Other Documents

  • If you did not already upload your completed Affidavit of Financial Support (PDF) and a copy of your bank statement to Cal State Apply before submitting your application, please send them to us following the instructions on the form.

Deadlines

  • All transcripts and other documents must be received by the dates in the Review Important Deadlines row above.
  • For information on how to submit documents, see the Transcript and Document Submission Information section below.

Document Submission Information

How to Submit Transcripts

  • If you have studied in the U.S. since last attending CSUN, you must have the U.S. institution(s) send official transcript(s) directly to CSUN in sealed, unopened envelopes.
  • If you have studied outside the U.S., send us any official English translations of all academic records for course work taken outside the U.S. since you last attended CSUN.
  • Send OFFICIAL transcripts and translations directly to:

    California State University, Northridge
    Attention: International Admissions
    18111 Nordhoff Street
    Northridge, CA 91330-8207
    U.S.A.
  • For electronic transcripts, choose "CSU Northridge" as the recipient.
  • If you have any California community college transcripts, please review eTranscript California and have the transcripts sent through this system.
  • You may also hand deliver transcripts in sealed, unopened envelopes to the Office of International Admissions in Bayramian Hall (BH), Room 160 during our business hours.
  • Please do not send duplicate paper and electronic transcripts.

Transcript and Document Deadlines

Transcript Deadlines

Transcript deadlines differ for undergraduate students in good standing vs. previously disqualified. Please refer to your student group in the table below.

Graduate students, whether returning in good standing or previously disqualified, should meet any earlier transcript deadlines that are set by their graduate programs. Official transcripts must be postmarked or hand delivered to the Office of International Admissions by the document deadlines for your group in the table below.

Other Document Deadlines

If you did not already upload the following documents to Cal State Apply before submitting your application, please send them to us following the instructions on the form(s):

Returning graduate students should ask their department or program coordinator about any earlier deadlines that are unique to their graduate program.

Readmission Deadlines for Returning International Students

Semester and Returning Status Application Deadline Document Deadline

For fall admission - returning in good academic standing:

The application filing period opens Oct. 1

May 31 June 15

For fall admission - returning undergraduates who were previously disqualified:

The application filing period opens Oct. 1

April 1 April 1

For spring admission - returning in good academic standing:

The application filing period opens Aug. 1

Oct. 31 Nov. 15

For spring admission - returning undergraduates who were previously disqualified:

The application filing period opens Aug. 1

Sept. 30 Oct. 1
 

International Admissions

Office of International Admissions


Bayramian Hall 160

18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8207

Phone: (818) 677-3760

Send email

Questions? Contact an international admissions advisor

Office Hours, Monday to Friday

  • Email: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Phone: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Walk-in: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
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