Undergraduate Admission Requirements

 Application deadlines: 

Fall: October 1 to April 1
Spring: August 1 to November 1

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

How to Apply:

1.     Submit an online undergraduate application at Cal State Apply.

Also, a non-refundable Application Fee of $55 USD for undergraduate application can be paid by credit card. During online application OR mailed in the form of check, money order or wire transfer payable to The California State University, Fresno.

2.     Official English Proficiency Score Report (Institution Code: 4312)

Undergraduate: TOEFL - Minimum of 71 iBT, or
                        IELTS - Minimum of 6.0 Band Score, or
                        ELS Language Centers - Level 112, or
                        FLS International Language School – Level 8

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


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4.     Financial document (no older than 6 months) from sponsors showing the amount and source of support.

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

6.     Official admission test score report (ACT or SAT I) - if applicable
      For applicants who are currently studying in the US high schools without taking TOEFL or IELTS. 

Transfer Student

For transfer students, a grade of C or better in the CSU General Education-Breadth or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum written communication requirement is satisfactory.


Transfer from a U.S. college with 60 or more semester units with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and completion of one transfer course in each of the following general education areas with a grade of 2.5 or better: English Composition, Speech, Critical Thinking, and Mathematics.

 Await Confirmation of Application 

* You will receive an automatic email response confirming our receipt of your online application. 
* Your application cannot be processed until all required materials are received.

Express mail your completed application documents to: 

California State University, Fresno
International Student Services & Programs (ISSP)
5150 N. Maple Ave. M/S JA56 
Fresno, California 93740 USA

After being admitted, we will notify you via email of your admissions decision. Below are the three mailing options for receiving your acceptance package:

Option One: University Express Mail Services (UEMS) (Recommended) 

If you would like to receive your I-20 within 3-5 business days after ISSP issues it, then we encourage you to register with University Express Mail Services (UEMS) at https://study.eshipglobal.com/

UEMS allows you to receive your I-20 via DHL or FedEx within 3-5 business days with a modest fee at your expense. A tracking number will be available to you when your documents are sent.

UEMS accepts major debit cards and credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Discover).

Steps to create an UEMS Account

Option Two: Regular Air Mail

If you decline the University Express Mail Services, then your documents will be sent via regular Air Mail at no cost to you.

We will send the documents via regular Air Mail (approximate delivery time varies between 4-8 weeks) to the address indicated on your admissions application. No tracking number will be available.

Option Three: Authorize a friend or a relative to pick up your documents

You can also authorize a friend or a relative to pick up your documents at our office.

STEP 1. Email a statement to intladmissions@csufresno.edu to authorize a friend or a relative to pick up your documents.

Provide the following information:

Your Name and student ID
Friend's or Relative's name and contact information
A statement authorizing them to pick up your documents from Fresno State ISSP office

STEP 2. Your friend or relative must have a proper ID and will need to sign for the documents when picking up the documents.