2024 Application Deadlines

Term Undergraduate Graduate
Spring 2024 November 21, 2023
October 31, 2023
Spring 2024 Mid-Entry January 30, 2024
January 9, 2024
Summer 2024 April 9, 2024
March 19, 2024
Fall 2024 June 25, 2024
June 4, 2024
Fall 2024 Mid-Entry August 27, 2024
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Fall 2024 Mid-Entry (English)
Other Language
August 6, 2024
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Fall 2024 Mid-Entry (English)
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2025 Application Deadlines

SPRING 2025 November 19, 2024
Spring 2025 (English)
Other Language
October 29, 2024
Spring 2025 (English)
Other Language
SPRING 2025 MID-ENTRY January 28, 2025
Spring 2025 Mid-Entry (English)
Other Language
January 7, 2025
Spring 2025 Mid-Entry (English)
Other Language
SUMMER 2025 April 8, 2025
(Application TBA)
March 18, 2025
(Application TBA)

Application Instructions for Conditional Admission & Process

  • 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 or unable to attach required documents to the application, please email us at iep@csun.edu.

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.

  • To browse a complete list of CSUN undergraduate degree programs, select BACHELOR DEGREES.
  • To browse a complete list of CSUN graduate degree programs, select MASTER DEGREES. NOT all graduate degree and certificate programs are open for conditional admission. Contact iep@csun.edu for an updated conditional graduate major list. After a semester's admissions cycle has closed, some majors may still be accepting students. To look for these exceptions, please view the ADMISSIONS CALENDAR.

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

  1. Set up your access to MyCSUN 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 MyCSUN 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, MasterCard, or American Express 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.


If qualified for conditional admission to CSUN, you will receive TWO letters in your acceptance packet, along with a Form I-20:

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

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).


Once you achieve either the required English-language proficiency score OR receive approval for the TOEFL Waiver, you will 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 1 (818) 677-2504.


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