Admission - International Student - Admission Requirements
The CSU must assess the academic preparation of international students. For this purpose, "international students" include those who hold U.S. temporary visas as students (F-1), exchange visitors (J-1), or in other nonimmigrant classifications.
The CSU uses separate requirements and application filing dates in the admission of "international students." Verification of English proficiency (see the section on the English Language requirement for undergraduate applicants), financial resources, and academic performance are each important considerations for admission. Academic records from international institutions must be on file by the posted deadlines and, if not in English, must be accompanied by certified English translations.