Application Checklist

In order to meet immigration timelines, International Applicants residing outside of the USA are encouraged to submit all documents by October 15th for the Spring term and by May 1st for the Fall term. 

The following programs are online only and do not qualify for I-20 issuance: Humanities (HUX), Online MPA, Online NCRP, Online Quality Assurance, and Systems Engineering.

The following programs are closed to International Undergraduate Applicants: Applied Studies, all Certificate Programs, Clinical Science, Criminal Justice Administration, Nursing, and Quality Assurance.

The following programs are closed to International Graduate Applicants: All Certificate Programs, Education School Leadership CASLA, Interdisciplinary Studies, Marital & Family Therapy, MSW-Part Time, Nursing, and School & College Counseling.

Note: Send all documents and application materials to:

Office of Admissions
CSUDH
1000 E. Victoria Street
Carson, CA 90747, USA

Undergraduate Application Deadline: Spring = November 1st; Fall = May 1st

Undergraduate Document Deadline: Spring = November 29th; Fall = June 1st

Document deadlines for graduate students vary by program.

 

STEP 1: APPLY

Complete your application and pay the $70 fee online at Cal State Apply.


STEP 2: ACTIVATE YOUR USERNAME AND CAMPUS ACCOUNT AT MYCSUDH

Please follow the below steps to locate your CSUDH Username:

  1. Go to: csudh.edu/username
  2. Enter your 9-digit CSUDH Student ID number (Your ID number is located on your acknowledgment or acceptance email/letter).
  3. Enter your 8-digit Date of Birth (MMDDYYYY).
  4. Indicate whether you have a Social Security Number (SSN), YES or NO.  
    1. If YES, enter the last 4 digits of your SSN and press Enter.
      1. Your CSUDH Username and Temporary Password will be displayed.
    2. If NO, please contact the IT Help Desk at (310) 243-2500, option 1 for further instructions.
  5. Proceed to activate your campus account (below).

If you have retrieved your username and temporary password (above), please follow the below steps to activate your campus account:

  1. Click on Set Up My Security Questions to continue.
  2. Enter your username and password, and LOG IN.*
    1. Setup (5) security questions.
    2. Once answers are typed in, click SAVE in upper right.  A confirmation prompt will flash. 
  3. On your PROFILE page, click the option to CHANGE PASSWORD.  This will take you to the Change Password screen.
  4. Click SAVE after updating the password.  A confirmation prompt will flash. 
  5. Click SAVE on the PROFILE page again.  Click on your name in upper right, select LOGOUT.
  6. Visit My.CSUDH.edu to log in and access your campus account.
  7. Click “Sign In” to access your account.

*Note: After login, if the page indicates "You don't have any apps set up" please click on your name on the upper right, then PROFILE.

If you need additional login assistance, please contact IT Help Desk at 310-243-2500, option 1.


STEP 3: SEND YOUR SCORES

Send in your test scores for:

  • Entrance Exam — Not all students are required to do this. Click here for more information.
  • Proof of English Proficiency. Learn more about test options, such as Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) here.

STEP 4: SEND YOUR FINANCIAL SUPPORT AFFIDAVIT

Complete your Affidavit of Financial Support [PDF] indicating you have enough funds to cover your first year of full-time study. Learn more about financial certification.

Note: This affidavit must be completed before student can be issued the Form I-20.


STEP 5: SUBMIT TRANSCRIPTS

Submit your official transcripts (academic records) for all schools attended, whether coursework was completed or not. Include transcripts for ESL coursework. Electronic transcripts are preferred. Learn more about submitting foreign transcripts.


STEP 6: SEND YOUR COURSE DESCRIPTION/SYLLABI

Students transferring post-secondary courses to CSUDH must submit official course descriptions/syllabi in English. Learn more about submitting course descriptions.


STEP 7: SEND FORMS

F-1 visa international students transferring from a college or university in the U.S. and applying from within the U.S. must submit copies of the following:

  • F-1 visa stamp
  • I-94 copy
  • Current form I-20

STEP 8: SUBMIT YOUR INTENT TO ENROLL AND REGISTER FOR NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION (NSO) BY MAY 1ST

For Fall Admission only.

For a Step by Step Guide to submitting your Intent to Enroll Deposit & Register for New Student Orientation* please click here.

  • Accept or Decline your admissions to CSUDH
  • Submit your $125 non-refundable Intent to Enroll Deposit by May 1, 2020
  • Submit your $99 non-refundable New Student Orientation (NSO) Fee by May 1, 2020 and register for a NSO date

The Intent to Enroll deposit AND New Student Orientation fee are non-refundable, even if your admission is revoked. Initial admission decisions may be on a conditional or provisional basis.  Final admission confirmation is validated upon the submission of final official transcripts by July 15, 2020.

*Students admitted to the following programs are not required to attend General NSO or pay the General NSO Fee: Applied Studies, Nursing, Quality Assurance, and all Certificate Programs. You will receive information directly from your academic department if a program-specific orientation is required.

If you need additional assistance with submitting your Intent to Enroll or Registering for NSO, contact Customer Service at 310-243-3645.


STEP 9: APPLY FOR HOUSING

If you plan on living in University Housingapply online to reserve your space as soon as possible.


STEP 10: GET HEALTH INSURANCE

Admitted international CSUDH students must purchase health insurance that covers many serious health expenses while visiting the U.S., including Medical Evacuation and Reparation Rights coverage. More information about health insurance click here.