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Domestic Applicants With International Transcripts

A domestic student with international transcripts does not require a student visa (F-1 or J-1) to study in the U.S. but has completed some high school, college or university course work at an accredited educational institution outside the United States, its territories or protectorates. It may help to know that a domestic student with international transcripts is sometimes referred to as having "mixed records."

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

To be considered for admission as a domestic student with international course work, you’ll need to do all of the following:

  1. Review the CSUN admissions criteria and application steps for your class level either as a first-time freshman, first-time transfer, or graduate student.
  2. Send us all official academic records for secondary and post-secondary course work taken outside the U.S., including certificates, degrees or diplomas in original language of issue. Do not fax academic records.
  3. Send us official English translations of all academic records including certificates, degrees or diplomas. Do not fax translations.
  4. Have official transcripts for course work taken in the U.S. sent directly from the U.S. institution(s) to CSUN.
    • Electronic transcripts from a California community college: You may be able to save time and money with eTranscript California. Note: Please do not send us identical, duplicate paper and electronic transcripts!
    • Electronic transcripts from other U.S. schools: In your school’s transcript ordering system, choose “CSU Northridge” as the recipient. If this option is not available, use as the recipient email address.
    • Paper transcripts from U.S. schools must be received in sealed, unopened envelopes. Ask your previous schools to send your official transcripts directly to us.
  1. Send official paper domestic and international transcripts and translations to:

California State University, Northridge
Attention: International Admissions
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, CA 91330-8207

  1. Depending on your situation, you may be required to meet the English language proficiency requirement by taking the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or other acceptable exam. To find the required minimum scores, visit Future International Student Applicant and select your class level. Please note that some graduate programs require a higher score for admission than the university minimum. Graduate applicants, please check with the individual graduate program.
  2. Please review the Pre-Admission Disclosure for Academic Programs Leading to Licensure and Credentialing.

Best wishes for your educational endeavors!