Newly Admitted Students

After You're Accepted

Have you received an offer of admission? If you have, then there are a few things you need to complete before you can join our Toro family. It is important to read through the next steps of enrollment and complete all the requirements by the deadlines. 

But first, have you checked out the transformation our campus is currently undergoing? New state-of-the-art facilities include: the Library Building, the Science & Innovation Building, Innovation & Instruction Building, and Student Housing Building.

Undergraduate Students Starting Spring 2023

Log into our MyCSUDH account and review your "To Do" list and your "Holds" list. Please pay attention to all deadlines and complete items on your dashboard checklist.

Students outside the U.S. will need to Zoom with our IT Department to set up their passwords. To do so, no appointment is needed, login to the Zoom anytime between 9am - 6pm PDT. Zoom room link: https://csudh.zoom.us/j/798519820

For help on how to log into your account, watch this tutorial: 

Undergraduate Students ONLY

Graduate students do not complete this next step.
MUST complete their Intent to Enroll deposit and sign up for the mandatory New Student Orientation by November 30, 2022. See this video for more:

All Students

Submit final academic reports and documents to International Admissions.

Deadlines for students transferring from U.S. institutions:

Deadlines only for students with coursework completed outside the U.S.:

Please have your official sealed documents (still in their unopened original envelope from the issuing authority) mailed to our office or bring them with you to orientation before the semester begins.

The deadline for official transcripts is April 16, 2023.

    Mail documents to International Outreach Office:

            California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH)
            Office of International Education
            1000 E. Victoria St., SBS B-306
            Carson, CA 90747 USA

    Attend the Mandatory International Student Orientation.

Graduate Students Starting Spring 2023

Log into our MyCSUDH account and review your "To Do" list and your "Holds" list. Please pay attention to all deadlines and complete items on your dashboard checklist.

Students outside the U.S. will need to Zoom with our IT Department to set up their passwords. To do so, no appointment is needed, login to the Zoom anytime between 9am - 6pm PDT. Zoom room link: https://csudh.zoom.us/j/798519820.

For help on how to log into your account, watch this tutorial: 

Deadlines for students with coursework completed outside the U.S.:

Please have your official sealed documents mailed to our office or bring with you to orientation before the semester begins.

All Graduate and Postgraduate Students

See deadlines for Spring 2023 here.

Submit final academic reports and documents to International Admissions. The deadline for official transcripts is April 16, 2023.

Mail documents to International Outreach Office:

        California State University, Dominguez Hills (CSUDH)
        Office of International Education
        1000 E. Victoria St., SBS B-306
        Carson, CA 90747 USA
The deadline for official transcripts is April 16, 2023.

Attend the Mandatory International Student Orientation.

Students Transferring from a U.S. Institution

 

Students Already on an F-1 Student Visa Transferring to CSUDH

Step 1

Transfer your I-20: Request your current school to transfer your I-20 record to CSUDH. School code: LOS214F00655000.

Step 2

Log into our MyCSUDH student account and review your "To Do" list and "Holds" list. Please pay attention to all deadlines and complete items on your dashboard checklist. 

Step 3

Purchase Health Insurance: 
www.lewermark.com/csudh

Step 4

Graduate Students: RSVP to the Mandatory International Student Orientation (iss@csudh.edu).

Undergraduate Students: In your MyCSUDH student portal, complete your Intent to Enroll, pay the deposit of $125 towards your registration fees. Sign-up for the New Student Orientation (NSO) and pay the $99 orientation fee.

Spring 2023 deadline (undergraduates only): November 30, 2022. 

Step 5

Graduate Students: Contact your program advisor for the course plan.

Undergraduate Students: Sign up for your academic pre-orientation session, which is where you complete your academic counseling and class registration.

Step 6

Arrange for housing accommodations:
CSUDH Housing Information.

Step 7

Attend the Mandatory Orientation on January 18-19, 2023. Documents are due BEFORE the orientation (click here for a list of required documents).

Students Outside the U.S. (need F-1 Student Visa)

Before Arriving in the U.S.

We've gathered some information in order to make your move to the U.S. as easy as possible. Review the following tips on student visas, travel information, housing, and CSUDH registration.

 

Preparing Your Immigration Documents

Enrolling in Classes

Step 1

Review your I-20 form:
Contact International Admissions immediately if a correction is needed at int-admissions@csudh.edu 
Log into our MyCSUDH account and review your "To Do" list and your "Holds" list. Please pay attention to all deadlines and complete items on your dashboard checklist. Here's a YouTube tutorial video about creating a username.

Step 2

Pay the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) I-901 fee ("SEVIS fee"): www.fmjfee.com

Information:
School Code: LOS214F00655000
SEVIS Identification Number: Number on top upper left side beginning with an "N."

Print out two receipts and present one at the visa interview with the U.S. Embassy or Consulate. Keep the other receipt for your records.
Purchase Health Insurance: 
www.lewermark.com/csudh 

Step 3

Contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate to schedule a visa appointment: www.usembassy.gov

Graduate Students: Contact your program advisor for the course plan.

Undergraduate Students: Sign up for your academic pre-orientation session for academic counseling and registration.

Step 4

Gather documents needed for the visa interview: Valid passport, I-20 form from CSUDH, SEVIS fee receipt (printed out), and financial documents.

Please review the guidelines provided on the U.S. Embassy website for details.

Graduate Students: RSVP to the Mandatory International Student Orientation on January 18-19, 2023.

Undergraduate Students: In your My.CSUDH.edu portal, complete your Intent to Enroll, pay the deposit of $125 towards your registration fees. Sign up for New Student Orientation (NSO) and pay the $99 orientation fee. Click HERE for instructions. The Spring 2023 deadline is November 30, 2022 (undergraduates only).

Step 5

Prepare for the interview:
The visa interview is a short conversational interview. You have to explain why you want to study in the U.S., and how you will pay for school costs and living expenses.
Arrange for housing accommodations near the campus:
CSUDH Housing Information

Step 6

Plan arrival date and place:
The earliest time you can enter the U.S. 30 days prior to the program start date on your I-20. Please make travel arrangements carefully.
Arrange transportation from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to your lodging.

Step 7

Carry your documents with you on the airplane. Keep your passport, F-1 visa, CSUDH I-20 form, SEVIS I-901 fee receipt, financial documents, and the CSUDH admission letter with you. 

Important Contacts

International Admissions (IA) can help you with questions about transcripts, academic records, and admissions document holds.
E-mail: int-admissions@csudh.edu

International Student Services (ISS) can help you with questions about insurance holds, mandatory check-in, class registration and orientation information.
E-mail: iss@csudh.edu

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