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Application Deadlines

Please allow sufficient time to apply for and be granted a student visa from the U.S. Embassy in your home country. For locations and more information on applying for the F-1 visa, please visit the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs website where you will find a list of Embassy and Consulate locations.

Application deadlines for  Fall 2022

  • Application Begins: October 1, 2021 
  • Application Deadlines:  

               MS Computer Science - April 1, 2022 (Closed)

               MBA (Business Administration) - June 1, 2022 
               MS Biotechnology & Bioinformatics - June 1, 2022
               Dual MBA/MS Biotechnology & Bioinformatics - June 1, 2022
               MS Mathematics - June 1, 2022

  • Document Deadline: June 10, 2022
  • Classes Begin: August 22, 2022

Application deadlines for all programs in Spring 2023

  • Application Begins: August 1, 2022
  • Application Deadline: November 1, 2022
  • Document Deadline: November 8, 2022
  • Classes Begin: January 23, 2022

International Graduate Admission Requirements

International (F-1) students may be accepted if they fulfill the following requirements:

  • Have earned a degree or diploma that CI considers to be the equivalent to a U.S. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.  Applicants who have a 3-year degree should email before applying for advice.  
  • Have attained a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.5 in all units attempted as an undergraduate or have attained a minimum GPA of 2.5 in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted. Certain programs have stricter requirements regarding academic preparation and may require a higher GPA. (Please refer to the specific graduate program in the checklist that you are applying to for GPA requirements.)

English Proficiency Requirement*

Acceptable English Placement Exams

  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum Paper-Based score of 550, or a minimum Internet Based score of 80
  • IELTS – International English Language Test System with an overall band score of 6.5
  • PTE - Pearson's Test of English score of 56
  • Duolingo English Test score of 105

* It is not necessary to submit an English proficiency exam if you have earned a bachelor's degree in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa or other countries on a case-by-case basis. 

Application Documents

  • Please submit an application and $70.00 application fee at the Cal Sate Apply website.
  • The Graduate Application Checklist (PDF, 55KB) for MS Computer Science, MS Biotechnology, MS Mathematics, and the Dual MS Biotechnology & MBA Programs.
  • Email for instructions on applying for MBA.
  • Please note that the  MA in Education Programs are currently closed for international applicants.
  • The checklists detail admission requirements and all other documents required to apply to any of our programs.

Documents Required for I-20 Immigration Form 

(After admission)

  • Affidavit of Financial Support (PDF, 163KB) submit the Affidavit of Financial Support
  • Submit a bank statement. The statement should be on bank letterhead and include the date, name of the account holder and the available balance.  If a student has a sponsor (someone providing financial support) the sponsor's bank statement will suffice.  Both the student and sponsor must sign the affidavit form.
  • Submit a copy of the biographical page (page with picture) of the student's passport

These documents can be scanned and e-mailed to the International Programs office at

Official Transcripts

Please submit your official transcripts to the following address after admission before the semester begins:

California State University Channel Islands
International Programs
Sage Hall 2061
One University Drive
Camarillo, California 93012-8599

Graduate Programs

For more information on our graduate programs, please visit the following websites:

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Master of Science in Biotechnology

Master of Science in Biotechnology & MBA Dual Degree

Master of Science in Computer Science

Master of Science in Mathematics

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