Feb 05, 2023  
2020-2021 Cal State East Bay Catalog 
2020-2021 Cal State East Bay Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

International Student Admission Requirements

General Requirements for All Foreign Applicants

The CSU must assess the academic preparation of foreign students. For this purpose, “foreign students” include those who hold U.S. temporary visas as students, exchange visitors or in other nonimmigrant classifications. California residents and U.S. citizens with international transcripts may be processed through the Office of International Admissions if the applicant needs to provide international transcripts for admission evaluation purposes. The CSU uses separate requirements and application filing dates in the admission of foreign students.

Verification of English proficiency (see the Graduate Degree Requirements & Policies  chapter in this catalog), financial resources, and academic performance are each important considerations for admission. Each applicant must have a declared educational objective (major) when the application is filed. Academic records from foreign institutions must be on file before the start of the semester of admission and, if not in English, must be accompanied by certified English translations.

Priority in admission is given to residents of California for majors that are impacted or for programs with limited openings.

International Graduate & Post-Baccalaureate Applicants

Graduate applicants must hold a degree equivalent to a four-year bachelor’s degree obtained from a recognized university. Applicants must also have the equivalent of a 2.50 grade point average, or higher, in their last two years of college-level courses.

In addition, each applicant must have a declared educational objective when the application is filed. International students on F-1 student visas may be admitted as “Conditionally Classified Graduate,” “Classified Graduate,” or “Classified Post-Baccalaureate” students. They may not be admitted as “Unclassified Post-Baccalaureate” students.

Note: Some graduate programs may require admission tests such as the GMAT or GRE and a supplemental application. Please consult the individual graduate department for any additional application or admission requirements.