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Application Deadlines

Please submit all application materials by the following deadlines: 

Application deadlines for all programs in Fall 2022*

  • Application Begins: October 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline: June 1, 2022 *
  • Document Deadline: June 10, 2022
  • Classes Begin: August 22, 2022

*If you are a student already studying in the USA on an F-1 visa and looking to transfer, please contact us about a possible late application.

Application deadlines for all programs in Spring 2023

  • Application Begins: August 1, 2022
  • Application Deadline: November 1, 2022
  • Document Deadline: November 9, 2022
  • Classes Begin: January 23, 2023

Please visit the undergraduate academic programs page for more information on majors offered.

Please note that the Bachelor's in Mechatronics, Nursing, and the Bachelor's degree programs at the Santa Barbara (Goleta) campus are closed to international students.

International Undergraduate Admission Requirements

 Apply through the Cal Sate Apply website. 

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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
  • PTE - Pearson's Test of English score of 46
  • Duolingo English Test score of 95

*Freshmen students: It is not necessary to submit a TOEFL or IELTS score if you have attended three years at a high school in the U.S., Canada, Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa or other countries on a case-by-case basis.  In some cases an acceptable SAT or ACT score can also meet English proficiency requirements.

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

Affidavit of Financial Support and Bank Statement required for I-20 immigration form

Form: Financial Affidavit for International Undergraduates (PDF, 149KB)

  • Submit the Financial Affidavit for International Undergraduates form
  • Provide a bank statement or an original letter on the financial institution’s letterhead.  Should list the available balance, the date and the account holder's name.  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 sign the Affidavit of Financial Support.
  • Submit a copy of your passport (picture page) 

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

Official Transcripts

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

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

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