INTERNATIONAL

New Students

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

To remove your registration hold, you may purchase health insurance from JCB Insurance Solutions. Type CSUN in the search box and select your plan year and your student category (i.e. International). This policy meets the Health Insurance Requirements as mandated by the California State University Chancellor's office. We will receive an electronic notification and will remove your registration hold.

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.

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

Immigration Requirements for Spring 2020 Admitted Students

International Student Mandatory Immigration Session— Spring 2020

Dear New International Student:

Congratulations on your admission to California State University, Northridge!

The International and Exchange Student Center (IESC) welcomes you and would like to offer you special assistance throughout your academic program. To ensure your success on campus, we will provide you with immigration and personal advisement, and a variety of social, educational, and cross-cultural programs.

All newly admitted international students must complete the Immigration Requirements for F1 Students that are incorporated in the 6-Steps International Student Mandatory Immigration Session, including registering for new student orientation. If you need assistance completing these requirements, please visit ourwebsite, or contact your foreign student advisor at the IESC office. We look forward to meeting you when you report in person to IESC to do the required New Student Check-In!

Sincerely,

International and Exchange Student Center (IESC)

California State University, Northridge (CSUN)

**If you are a new student for Fall 2020, please note that the dates of availability and specific requirements for the fall 2020 semester are still to be determined. Return to this page in the future. Thank you.**

The 6-STEP Immigration Requirements for New International Students (Prior to arrival to US)


Please complete Steps 1-5 prior to your arrival to the United States

Step 1

ACTIVATE YOUR CSUN ACCOUNT

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

Once you complete step 1, please move on to STEP 2. You need to complete all the tasks in step 2 before printing the grade certificate of completion.
Step 2

Complete the International Student Mandatory Immigration Session Course by clicking on the MODULES link

Make sure to follow the Instructions of the Courseand review each module.

 

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

Spring 2020 Transfer-In Deadline: January 10, 2020.

CSUN must have your SEVIS record by this date.

Fall 2020 Transfer-In Deadline:

To be Determined
Step 4

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

It is mandatory for you to submit the required proof of health insurance document before 01/13/2020 to the email address provided.

Please Click here to purchase the policy offered by JCB Insurance Solutions. Type CSUN in the search box and select your plan year and your student category (i.e. International Students). This policy meets the Health Insurance Requirements as mandated by the California State University Chancellor's office.

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 note that undergraduate students who fill out the Response Questionnaire through the Undergraduate Studies website, click here for the website, will be registered by the International Student Academic Advisor during the first semester only. Graduate students will register in classes themselves, and will need to contact their academic advisor in their Major department for assistance when needed.
Step 5

Register for the International Students orientation by clicking here.

Attend the International Orientation (In Person)

***Please note your 6-STEP immigration Requirements process is not complete until you attend the International Student Orientation***

Spring 2020 Orientation date: January 15, 2020

Fall 2020 Orientation date: To Be Determined.

A special orientation program has been designed for our international students. Additional information can be found at the New Student Orientation website as it becomes available; however, those registered will be sent a confirmation with further details.

The 6-STEP Immigration Requirements for New International Students (Upon arrival to US)


Complete Step 6 immediately upon your arrival to the United States.


All Spring 2020 admits must enter the U.S. by NO LATER THAN January 13, 2020. Fall 2020 admits latest entry date To Be Determine.

Step 6

New Spring 2020 students coming to CSUN from abroad must enter the U.S. no later than January 13, 2020, and do the Mandatory new student Reporting

Submit clear, legible, and complete copiesof the following important documents to a Foreign Student Advisor at the In Person Reporting Session:
***Please click here to sign up to attend a mandatory In Person Reporting Session.***

Upon your arrival to the U.S., please report to the IESC in person with clear and complete copies of your immigration documents (as outlined in the list to the left) for your session. You will meet with a Foreign Student Advisor. Once you report, we can notify immigration of your attendance at CSUN through SEVIS.

IESC advising walk-in hours are Monday and Wednesday 2pm-4pm, and Tuesday and Thursday 9am-11am

****WARNING!****

Failure to complete Steps 1-6 may affect your eligibility to remain in correct F-1 status.

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

Immigration Requirements for Fall 2020 Admitted Students

International Student Mandatory Immigration Session— Fall 2020

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. Please make sure to visit this page again for updated information regarding the six-step immigration requirements.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE DATES OF AVAILABILITY FOR THE SIX STEP IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS FOR Fall 2020 ARE STILL TO BE DETERMINED.  RETURN TO THIS PAGE IN THE FUTURE, THANK YOU.