Since each CSU campus may have different admission requirements and deadline dates for international students, these students must contact the CSU campus that they wish to attend for application procedures. Usually, these procedures include submitting an electronic international student application form, a $55 application processing fee, proof of financial support, proof of English proficiency (TOEFL), official transcripts, and diplomas/certificates sent directly from institutions the student attended to the CSU campus in sealed envelopes (accompanied by exact literal English translations), and possibly additional application forms for the department to which the student is applying, letters of recommendation, portfolios, auditions, and other tests (e.g., GMAT, GRE, MAT, etc.). Graduate applicants should check with their graduate departments on each CSU campus for additional requirements.
International applicants should check with each CSU campus for application deadlines. On each campus, some major departments may have earlier application deadlines than others. Applicants should apply at the beginning of the application cycle to allow ample time for processing.
An international applicant may know his/her admission decision usually within a few weeks after all the required documents have been received at the appropriate office on a CSU campus. It is important to have official documents mailed directly to the appropriate CSU campus office or significant delays may result.