Application Deadlines

Please submit all application materials by the following deadlines:

Fall 2018 

  • Application Begins: October 1, 2017
  • Application Deadline: June 1, 2018
  • Document Deadline: June 15, 2018

Spring 2019 

  • Application Begins: August 1, 2018
  • Application Deadline: November 1, 2018
  • Document Deadline: November 15, 2018

Every undergraduate academic program (except the Nursing Program) offered at CSU Channel Islands is open to international students. Please visit the undergraduate academic programs page for more information on majors offered.

Please note that all Nursing programs and Bachelor's degree programs at the Santa Barbara campus are closed to international students.

International Undergraduate Admission Requirements

To apply to CSU Channel Islands as an undergraduate, please submit an application and $55.00 application fee online through the Cal Sate Apply website.

Submit all application documents to the International Programs office.

English Proficiency Requirement*

Acceptable English Placement Exams

  • TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum Paper-Based score of 500, or a minimum Internet Based score of 61
  • IELTS – International English Language Test System with an overall band score of 6.0

*Transfer students: It is not necessary to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score if you have completed the required Freshman Composition Class at your community college.

Affidavit of Financial Support and Bank Statement

There are three options:

  • Submit the Financial Affidavit for International Undergraduate Applicants (PDF, 232KB) .
  • Provide an original letter on the financial institution’s letterhead, signed and dated by the institution’s appropriate officer
  • If the student has a sponsor, a person willing to financially support the student while he or she is studying at CI, the sponsor must submit an original financial statement, as well as the Affidavit of Financial Support.

These financial documents can be scanned and sent to the International Programs office at

Official Transcripts

We cannot accept transcripts by e-mail. Please submit your official transcripts to the following address:

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