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2022 Application Deadlines

SPRING 2022 SUMMER 2022
Session 2
SUMMER 2022
Session 3
Fall 2022
November 19, 2021
Spring 2022 Application
March 9, 2022
Summer 2022 Session 2 Application
May 10, 2022
Summer 2022 Session 3 Application
Coming Soon

Application Instructions and Process

STEP 1

Submit an online Semester at CSUN (SAC) program application:

Upload and attach the following REQUIRED documents when submitting the online application:

  • Copy of Passport (include photo page). This must be submitted at the time of the online application.
  • Copy of the Evidence of Financial Support. This is a current official bank statement or bank letter that verifies a minimum balance of US $16,000 (for Fall and Spring) or $7,500 (for Summer).
  • Copy of a passing English-Language Proficiency score.
  • Copy of OFFICIAL transcripts from High School issued in original language.
  • Copy of OFFICIAL transcripts from High School translated in English.
  • Copy of OFFICIAL certificate/diploma of High School graduation issued in original language.
  • Copy of OFFICIAL certificate/diploma of High School graduation translated in English.
  • Copy of OFFICIAL transcripts from College/University issued in original language.
  • Copy of OFFICIAL transcripts from College/University translated in English.
  • Copy of OFFICIAL certificate/diploma of College/University graduation issued in original language.
  • Copy of OFFICIAL certificate/diploma of College/University graduation translated in English.

In addition to the above requirements, for program purposes, upload and attach the following document at the time of the online application or email to sac-academics@csun.edu:

  • Preferred Course Request Schedule typed on a Word document. A guide is available to download on the attachments page of the online application.

    NOTE: Preferred course schedules must be listed on the application for the given term (Fall or Spring). It is important that we receive this information as soon as possible. The preferred course schedule submitted should be final as the SAC Program Manager will work with departments for approvals.

  • Academic Goals Statement written on a word document and uploaded and attached to the online application.

IMPORTANT: If the student’s transcript does not include the current courses they are taking at their school, then they must provide a school issued document listing their current courses “In Progress” of completing, since the course(s) and/or grade(s) are not on the transcript.

NOTE:

  • 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 sac@csun.edu.
STEP 2

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 collexl@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.

STEP 3

You will receive ONE SAC 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.

STEP 4

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

STEP 5

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 sac-academics@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.

STEP 6

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 sac-academics@csun.edu for details.

STEP 7

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 Fall/Spring SAC undergraduate students, full-time enrollment is a minimum of 12 units. For Fall/Spring SAC graduate students, full-time enrollment is a minimum of 9 units. For SAC Summer, full-time enrollment is a minimum of 6 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 (Grads & Credit).

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

 

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