Admissions Requirements

Freshman Applicants

Students applying to a bachelor’s degree program with no previous coursework at a college or university are considered first–time university students or “freshmen.”

The application requirements are different for students coming from a school in the United States or outside of the country:

Applicants from a U.S. High School

International students who have completed only coursework from the US, or have a combination of foreign and US coursework, must meet the minimum Freshman Admissions Requirements to be considered for admission. To find out more about the Admissions Requirements for Freshman Applicants, click here.

Applicants from a Foreign High School

Freshman applicants must have completed the secondary education/high school in their own country or the equivalent in another foreign country. Good academic standing with a “B” grade point average (on a scale of A, B, C, D, F) or better for all the courses taken, including Math/Science, at the secondary school is required.


Transfer Applicants

Students applying to a bachelor’s degree program with completed secondary education and some coursework at a college or university are considered “transfer” applicants.

The application requirements are different for students coming from a school in the United States or outside of the country:

Applicants from a U.S. College or University

International students who have completed only coursework from the US, or have a combination of foreign and US coursework, must meet the minimum Transfer Admissions Requirements to be considered for admission. To find out more about the Admissions Requirements for Transfer Applicants, click here.

Applicants from a Foreign College or University

Good academic standing with a “C” grade point average (on a scale of A, B, C, D, F) or better for all the undergraduate courses, including Math, is required.


Graduate Applicants

Students who have earned a degree equivalent to a four-year U.S. bachelor’s degree may apply for a master's degree. These applicants are considered “graduate” applicants.

Good academic standing with a “B” grade point average (on a scale of A, B, C, D, F) or better for all the undergraduate courses is required.


Additional Requirements for Admission

Please follow our International Students Application Checklist for the steps you need to take in order to be considered for admission to CSUDH.