Through the Intensive English Program's (IEP) Conditional Admission plan, students can be pre-approved for admission to an undergraduate- or graduate-degree program of their choice – at CSUN or a partnering institution* – even if they have not yet met the English-language proficiency requirements for admission to these institutions.

How Conditional Admission Works

STEP 1

Apply to IEP with Conditional Admission for desired session.

Visit the program requirements page for information about all documents REQUIRED to be submitted at the time of the online application.

If unable to attach required documents to the application, then email iep@csun.edu.

STEP 2

IMMEDIATELY, complete and submit a CSUN online application at Cal State Apply to the desired degree program*.
To help with completing the application, use the Cal State Apply Applicant Help Center.

Fees

Cal State Apply charges $55 USD to apply to each program.

Submitting Your Payment

  • When you are ready to submit your application, go to the Submit Application tab and click Pay for My Programs.
  • Do not submit any payments before submitting your application.
  • Payments can only be made in the application via electronic check, credit or debit card.
  • We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover.
  • Credit card payments cannot be made over the phone.
  • Once you submit your application and payment, click View Payment History for each program on the Check Status page to confirm your payment's receipt.

If you have any questions/concerns, please email us at iep@csun.edu.

NOTE: Know Before Applying

  • To browse a complete list of CUSN degree programs, visit the following sites by selecting BACHELOR DEGREES or MASTER DEGREES.
  • Document requirements for graduate and certificate programs may vary. See program information in the above link for details.
  • *NOT all graduate degree and certificate programs are open for conditional admission. Contact iep@csun.edu for an updated list.
  • After a semester's admissions cycle has closed, some majors may still be accepting students. Look for these exceptions in the ADMISSIONS CALENDAR.
STEP 3

If qualified, applicant will receive TWO letters in their acceptance packet:

  1. IEP Admission Letter
  2. CSUN Conditional Admission Letter with "pre-approved" status
STEP 4

Review the visa requirements and related information page for visa requirements, essential documents, steps, and other important information.

STEP 5

Attend orientation and IEP classes. See Upon Arrival to the US.

STEP 6

Upon completing the current IEP session, achieve either the required English-language proficiency score (see information below) OR receive approval for the TOEFL waiver (see information below), to be admitted into the "pre-approved" CSUN degree program.

For admission questions, please contact us by email at iep@csun.edu or by phone at 818-677-2504.

* For a list and details about applying to partnering institutions, visit our Apply page.

CSUN's English-Language Proficiency Admission Requirements

The following are CSUN's English-language proficiency admission requirements as measured by the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).

TOEFL***
  PAPER-BASED TEST (PBT) COMPUTER-BASED TEST (CBT) INTERNET-BASED TEST (IBT)
Undergraduate 500 173 61
Graduate 550 213 79
IELTS***
  SCORE
Undergraduate 6.0
Graduate 6.5

NOTE: Some graduate programs may require a higher TOEFL/IELTS scores. Reference the program requirements in the university catalog.

TOEFL Waivers (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

For more information about TOEFL waivers, contact the IEP Academics Office at (818) 677-2504 or iep@csun.edu.

Waivers of the TOEFL requirement are available to both undergraduate and graduate students as follows:

TOEFL Waiver for Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate students who have Conditional Admission "Pre-Approved" status, have completed University Bridge A in all classes, and have met all other requirements with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 are eligible to enter an approved undergraduate degree program at CSUN – or at a partnering institution – without taking the TOEFL.

TOEFL Waiver for Graduate Students

Graduate students who have Conditional Admission "Pre-Approved" status, have completed University Bridge B in all classes, and have met all other requirements with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 are eligible to enter an approved graduate degree program at CSUN – or at a partnering institution – without taking the TOEFL.

On-Campus Housing for International Programs and Partnerships (IPP) Students

IPP CSUN Housing offers convenient, apartment-style accommodations that provide visiting students with the opportunity to live in the same on-campus community with regular university students. Students in on-campus housing become familiar with the campus more quickly, meet other students more easily and take part in the many social and recreational activities organized by both IPP Housing and CSUN housing.

 

IPP Housing

 


 

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