An international transfer applicant is a student who wishes to study at our university on an F-1 (student) visa, who has completed post-secondary coursework at a college or university located outside the United States or a regionally accredited community college or university within the United States and has not yet earned the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor's degree.
No application fee for the spring or the fall terms!
1. University Application:
Spring 2018: No application fee! Use the paper application – Application fee automatically waived
Fall 2018: No application fee! You can use ONE of the following methods to apply:
Start Online application at www.calstate.edu/apply- Email email@example.com when you get to the payment section and we will send you the application fee waiver
code to finish the application. Application Guide for online application
Or, Use the paper application – Application fee automatically waived. Please return completed form via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. All official post-secondary school records including certificates, examination grades, degrees or diplomas in the original language of issue through the postal mail in a school-sealed envelope
3. Official English translations of all academic records including certificates, degrees or diplomas
4. Affidavit of Financial Support including bank statements or scholarship letter
5. Official TOEFL or IELTS score report - once you apply, you will be given online access to a student portal where you can check if you are required to submit a test score. If you do not have a passing test score, conditional admission is available.
6. Copy of your Passport
Send your unofficial transcripts and copies of documents now for an early admission decision.
IMPORTANT NOTICE ABOUT I-20: Please be advised that you must send your official transcripts through postal mail and have your test scores sent directly to CSUSM from testing agencies before we can issue the I-20 for the student visa.
CSUSM accepts both lower and upper division transfer students.
All transfer student must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher in all postsecondary coursework completed.
Transfer student requirements:
*Appeal process for special consideration due to extenuating circumstances/demonstrable hardship may be considered, submit appeal to: email@example.com.