New Students

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

To remove your registration hold, you may purchase health insurance from California State University, Northridge (CSUN) International Student Health Insurance group. 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 when the university resumes in-person instruction.

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

Immigration Requirements for Fall 2023 Admitted Students

International Student Mandatory Immigration Session - Fall 2023

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 our website, or contact your IESC foreign student advisor. We look forward to meeting you at the IESC office in person in the near future.


International and Exchange Student Center (IESC)

California State University, Northridge (CSUN)



**If you are a new student for Spring 2024, please note that the dates of availability and specific requirements for the Spring 2024 semester are still to be determined. Return to this page in the future. Thank you. **

The 6-STEP Immigration Requirements for New International Students

Please complete Steps 1-6

Step 1


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 Course and 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 in the United States as an F1 student

Fall 2023 Transfer-In Deadline:

August 11, 2023.

CSUN must have your SEVIS record by this date.


Step 4

Health insurance is required for every semester.  Purchase health insurance by 08/18/2023 from JCB.   Click here to access JCB and make your purchase.

For additional important information regarding health insurance click here then select "How to Purchase Health Insurance."

Students cannot register for classes until the foreign hold has been removed. For health insurance requirements and the removal of the foreign hold, visit health insurance requirements For International Students who started CSUN ON or AFTER Fall 2020.

Please note that undergraduate students who fill out the Response Questionnaire through The HUB International 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 Student Orientation on August 22, 2023.

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


Fall 2023 Orientation date: August 22, 2023.

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.

Step 6

(For students who are already in the U.S. and are transferring to CSUN or will come to the U.S. from abroad).

New Fall 2023 students are required to complete the Mandatory New Student Reporting.

You are required to scan clear, legible, and complete pdf copies of the following important documents in one email to Please attend a Reporting Session for additional instructions.

***Please be sure all the documents are saved in PDF format and submit all documents in ONE email to for review.


***Please click here to sign up to attend a mandatory Reporting Session. ***

Please report to the IESC by attending a Mandatory Reporting session with a Foreign Student Advisor and submitting clear and complete copies of your immigration documents (as outlined in the list to the left). Once you complete your Mandatory New Student Reporting, we can notify immigration of your attendance at CSUN through SEVIS.

IESC is available Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm.

****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 Spring 2024 Admitted Students

International Student Mandatory Immigration Session— Spring 2024

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.