Semester at CSUN

Semester at CSUN (SAC) is a study-abroad program that enables international students to enroll for one or two semesters of credit-earning university classes.

The full range of support services offered to Semester at CSUN students includes academic advisement and assistance in choosing appropriate courses, assistance with registration, and general assistance throughout the semester to ease assimilation with campus life.

Participants in SAC receive a CSUN student identification card, which provides access to campus-wide free Wi-Fi connection, computer labs, and printers. Students receive access to use the University LibraryStudent Health CenterStudent Recreation Center (for a small fee), swimming pools and many other university facilities.


How To Apply

The online application and detailed instructions can be accessed from the SAC How to Apply page.

Program Offered

Students may choose from the many courses offered by the university each semester. Enrollment is on a space-available basis and requires students to meet the course prerequisites and obtain the department's/instructor's approval.

CSUN has nine academic colleges, each with countless awards, accolades and research projects.

Applications & Admission Requirements

Applicants must satisfy a number of requirements, including a minimum age and grade point average.

For a full list of admission requirements, please visit the SAC Admission Requirements page.


The cost for the Semester at CSUN program is approximately $7,200 in tuition and fees per semester. A housing/meal plan is available at approximately $6,620 per semester.

For a current list of SAC program costs, visit our SAC Tuition and Fees page.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Unfortunately, financial aid and scholarships are not available for the Semester at CSUN program.

Housing & Residential Life

On-campus housing for Semester at CSUN students features convenient, apartment-style accommodations 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.

More information on SAC housing and accommodations is on the Semester at CSUN Housing page. 

For current housing and meal plan costs, please visit the SAC Tuition & Fees page.


Please visit the SAC How to Apply page for current deadline application dates.

Students Who Have Already Applied

Students who have applied and have questions or concerns, including those related to the application or I-20 documentation, can email for assistance.