Newly Admitted Students

After You're Accepted

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

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

All Students Starting Fall 2021
  • 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. For help on how to log into your account, watch this tutorial:
  • Submit Final Academic Reports & Documents to International Admissions
        a. Deadlines for students transferring from U.S institutions:
                  i.   Freshman: July 15, 2021
                  ii.  Undergraduate: June 30, 2021
                  iii. Graduate & Postbac Deadlines
        b. Deadlines for students with only foreign coursework: Please have your official sealed documents mailed to our office or bring with you to orientation before the semester begins.

  • Mail documents to International Outreach Office:
            California State University, Dominguez Hills
            International Outreach Office
            1000 E. Victoria St., EE-1300
            Carson, CA 90747 USA

  • Attend International Orientation 
    • Orientation: August 19-20, 2021. 
Students Outside of the U.S. (need F1 visa)

Before Arriving in the U.S.

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

 Preparing Your Immigration DocumentsEnrolling in Classes

Step 1

Review your I-20:
Contact International Admissions immediately if a correction is needed. 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. 

Step 2

Pay the Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) I-901 fee:
http://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 record.
Purchase Health Insurance: 
www.lewermark.com/csudh 

Step 3

Contact the nearest U.S. Embassy or Consulate to schedule a visa appointment:
http://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, Form I-20 from CSUDH, Print out SEVIS Fee receipt, 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

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.

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 you I-20. Please make travel arrangements carefully.
Arrange transportation from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to lodging:
Airport Transportation Information

Step 7

Carry your documents with you on the airplane. Keep your passport, F-1 visa, CSUDH I-20, SEVIS I-901 fee receipt, financial document, and the admission letter from CSUDH with you. 
Students Transferring from a U.S. Institution
 

Students already on an F1 visa transferring to CSUDH

Step 1

Transfer your I-20:
Request for 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 your "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 New Student Orientation (NSO) and pay the $99 orientation fee.


 

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 near the campus:
CSUDH Housing Information

Step 7

Attend Mandatory Orientation

August 19-20, 2021.

Important Contacts

International Admissions (IA) can help you with questions about transcripts, academic records, 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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