2023 Application Deadlines

Term ONLY Out-of-country Applicants* ONLY for students TRANSFERING,
in GOOD SEVIS status,
from another US school**
Spring 2023 December 13, 2022
January 17, 2023
Spring 2023 Mid-Entry February 21, 2023
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Spring 2023 Mid-Entry (English)
Other Language
April 7, 2023
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Spring 2023 Mid-Entry (English)
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Summer 2023 May 2, 2023
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Summer 2023 (English)
Other Language
June 16, 2023
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Summer 2023 (English)
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Fall 2023 July 11, 2023
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Fall 2023 (English)
Other Language
August 25, 2023
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Fall 2023 (English)
Other Language


*Regular deadline for applicants who are OUTSIDE the United State;

**OPEN to applicants TRANSFERING, in GOOD SEVIS status, from another school in the United States ONLY! Applications submitted by/for students who are OUTSIDE the United States will be processed for the next available session/semester.

Application Instructions and Process


Submit an online application (English) for Intensive English Program:

  • If you are a recruitment service provider, please do not use the target language application, only the English application.
  • The Program Application Fee must be paid when submitting the online application. This fee is non-refundable.
  • Visit the admission requirements page for information about all documents required to be submitted at the time of the online application
  • If you have any questions/concerns and/or unable to attach required documents to the application, please email us at iep@csun.edu.

After applying, complete the following steps and receive an acceptance packet:

  1. Set up your access to myNorthridge Portal. Watch for the “Activate Your CSUN Account” email from CSUN Tseng College Admissions, Registration and Client Services (ARC) Office sent to the address you provided on your program application. You should receive the email 1 or 2 days after you apply. Email contains the following information to help you setup a CSUN account:
  2. Access CSUN email account. All official university communication is sent to the CSUN Gmail email account. It is the student’s responsibility to monitor the Gmail account. CSUN Gmail can be forwarded to a personal email. For help, access and manage CSUN email.
  3. Make an online Program Tuition payment. To make an online payment, log on to myNorthridge Portal using your personal CSUN username and password, then:
    1. Select the Home tab
    2. Locate the Quick Links and select Pay Account Balance
    3. Select EXL Credit Card Payment (Must disable the popup blocker to navigate to the new online tab/window. Contact ARCinternational@csun.edu for assistance.)
    4. A new TAB will open to make a payment through the CashNet database. We accept the following online payment methods:
      • Credit Card - Visa or MasterCard only
      • Electronic Check - Account and routing number are required
      • International Wire Transfer - Must select currency and country. Print payment instructions. Complete payment at a local bank or with online banking using the printed instructions. For more information on International Wire Transfer, please see our guide.

IMPORTANT: Program tuition must be received in full and successfully posted on your Student Account before a Form I-20 will be issued.


You will receive ONE IEP Admission Letter in your acceptance packet, along with a Form I-20.

NOTE: A Form I-20 will be needed to apply for an F-1 student visa at the U.S. embassy or consulate in your country of origin. A Form I-20 is a government approved document issued by the Tseng College, after you apply and are admitted to a program.


View the How to Obtain an F-1 Student Visa Once Admitted for additional resources.


Attend an online “meet and greet” appointment and an online assessment.

See Curriculum for additional information on Orientation - At home.


Upon Arrival to the US, check-in IN PERSON with the Admissions, Registration and Client Services (ARC) Office and be prepared to submit the following documents:

  • Check-In Form (requires U.S. residential address and a U.S. Emergency Contact)
  • Port of Entry (POE) stamp in passport, or a copy of Form I-94, available at https://i94.cbp.dhs.gov/I94/#/home. Choose “Get Most Recent I-94”.
  • Copy of Visa (include photo page)

NOTE: FAILURE TO COMPLETE SEVIS CHECK-IN MAY AFFECT ELIGIBILITY TO REMAIN IN STATUS. Submit the above documents as a whole to expedite the SEVIS registration process. SEVIS is the Student and Exchange Visitor Information database, used nationwide, by U.S. government to maintain accurate and current information on non-immigrant students, as well as generate a Form I-20, which is required to present at a visa interview.

Additionally, email Proof of Health Insurance copy to iepadmin@csun.edu. Include your first name, last name, and CSUN ID number in the subject line of the email. For more information, please see Health and Accident Insurance Requirements. Health insurance is a CSU requirement.


Attend MANDATORY orientation, in person. Refer to your program admit letter for the date, time, and location. If the location on the letter says “To Be Advised,” email iepadmin@csun.edu for details.

See Curriculum for additional information on Orientation - In California.


Receive schedule of classes and attend IEP classes!

To maintain visa and Form I-20, the U.S. government REQUIRES all international students be enrolled in FULL-TIME studies. For IEP students, full-time enrollment is a minimum of 20 units. Failure to attend classes while in the U.S. violates the student visa terms. More information regarding studying in the United States can be found at SEVIS Arriving and Maintaining Student Visa Status (IEP Students Only).

For admission questions, please contact us by email at iep@csun.edu or by phone at 1 (818) 677-2504.


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