Conditional Admission Requirements 

Application Deadlines: 

Fall: June 1 (Students outside the U.S.)
Fall: August 1 (Students in the U.S.)
Spring: November 1 (All students)

*Consideration for admission after the deadlines is not guaranteed. 


 You are an International Student if:

You are not a U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident (Green Card)
You hold or intend to hold non-immigrant F-1 or J-1 visa status while you are studying at CSU Fresno.


 Apply for Conditional Admissions (ESL + Undergraduate or ESL + Graduate):  

CSU Fresno offers conditional admission to students without qualifying English proficiency test scores such as (TOEFL or IELTS) in selected degrees and programs.  Students accepted through conditional admission will receive a one-year language study I-20 Form from the university.  Students will enroll in the American English Institute (AEI) on campus.  Once the students have fulfilled the requirement, they will receive an academic I-20 Form and will be allowed to study in the admitted programs.  Graduate students will also need to meet the required GRE or GMAT scores before studying in the graduate programs.


 How to Apply

1. There are two options to submit the application. 

Submit the online application via Cal State Apply and pay a non-refundable application fee of $70 USD by credit card.  


Submit the Paper Application. To avoid errors, please type your information in the fillable form.  Then, pay a non-refundable application fee of $70 USD at by credit card.  Or, it can be paid by check, money order, or bank draft.  Please make it payable to "California State University, Fresno".

2. Print and fill out the Conditional Admission Request Form. 

3. Submit original or certified copies of Academic Credentials with literal English translation. All academic work must be included. See chart below.

Academic Credential

4. Financial document (no older than 6 months) & Affidavit of Support from sponsors showing the amount and source of support for a minimum of one school year of study. For details please review the estimated yearly cost chart here

5. A copy of the biographic information/photo page in your passport


Express mail your completed  application with official documents to: 

California State University, Fresno
International Office
5150 N. Maple Ave. M/S JA56 
Fresno, California 93740 USA


Contact Information

Please scan and email your unofficial documents immediately to the Admissions Specialists below. Upon admission, official documents will be required. Please refer to the information below so that you can contact the appropriate international admissions member if you require any assistance. 

Last Name Begins with Alpha Assigned Admissions Specialist Email
A-D, All Chinese Applicants (China, Hong Kong, & Taiwan) Danny Wan
E-O Brenton Conner
P-Z Geovany Castillo

For ALL undergraduate transfer applicants, please contact:

Alicia Montejano -


Await Confirmation of Application 

* You will receive an automatic email response confirming our receipt of your application. 

* Your application cannot be processed until all required materials are received.