Graduate Admission - Requirements for International Students

The CSU must assess the academic preparation of foreign students. For this purpose, "foreign students" include those who hold U.S. visas as students, exchange visitors, or in other nonimmigrant classifications.

The CSU uses separate requirements and application filing dates in the admission of foreign students. Verification of English proficiency (see the section English-Language Proficiency Exam Requirement), financial resources, and academic performance are all important considerations for admission. World Education Services (WES) are used in lieu of academic records from foreign institutions. WES evaluations must be on file by the stated deadlines for the first term. See and click on admission deadlines.