Undergraduate Admission Requirements

Application Deadlines:



Open Date



Students outside the U.S.

October 1

June 1

Students in the U.S.

October 1

August 1


All students

August 1

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 a Cal State Apply online and pay $55 USD (non-refundable) by credit card.  Starting Fall 2020 admission, the application fee is $70 USD.


Submit the Paper Application. To avoid errors, please type your information in the fillable form.  Then, pay $55 USD (non-refundable) at https://commerce.cashnet.com/fresnoem_ISSP by credit card.  Or, it can be paid by check, money order, or bank draft.  Please make it payable to "California State University, Fresno".   Starting Fall 2020 admission, the application fee is $70 USD.

2. Official English language proficiency - Institutional Code: 4312

(also mail in an unofficial score report along with other required documents). 

Accepted English Proficiency Exams

TOEFL – 61 iBT, or

IELTS – 6.0 or with 5.5 Band score in each section, or

SAT I - Reading and Writing of 550, or

ACT - English 22, or

AP English Language and Composition - 3 or higher, or

AP English Literature and Composition - 3 or higher, or

GTEC (Global Test of English Communication) - 1095, or

IB Eng A Language and Literature - HL4, or

IB Eng A Literature - HL4, or

Fresno State's American English Institute - Advanced Level, or

ELS Language Centers - Level 112, or

FLS International Language School – Level 16, or

TLC The Language Company – Level 9, or

UC Davis IEPP - Level 800, or

UCLA Extension - Level 6, or

Pearson's Test of English – 45, or

iTEP - 3.6, or

Eiken - Grade Pre-1

For English language proficiency exemptions, please click here

I. Applicants studied (or currently studying) in US high schools for three or more years.

II. Applicants who demonstrate 3 years of full-time academic study in the following countries/regions where the language of instruction was English: 

Australia; Canada (Quebec needs English Demonstration); Ireland; New Zealand; UK; Antigua; Bahamas; Barbados; Belize; Bermuda; Botswana; Dominica; Gambia; Ghana; Grand Cayman Is.; Grenada; Guyana; Jamaica; Kenya; Lesotho; Liberia; Mauritius; Nigeria; Scotland; Sierra Leone; South Africa; St. Kitt; St. Lucia; St. Vincent & Grenadines; Trinidad & Tobago; Uganda; Virgin Islands; Wales; Zambia; Zimbabwe. 


3. Original or certificated copies of in-progress or final transcripts:

Undergraduate: High school (or secondary and higher secondary) transcripts, mark sheets or grade reports with literal English translation.

Undergraduate Transfer: All college or university transcripts with English translation.

4. A copy of graduation certificate (if applicable).

5. 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 table.

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

7. Statement of purpose, principal's or teacher's recommendation is encouraged not required.


Contact Information

* Please scan and email the unofficial documents (including the TOEFL/IELTS and GRE score reports) to the following International Admissions Officers: 

Last name begins with alphabet A - D or all Chinese applicants (China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan)

Danny Wan:


Last name begins with alphabet E - O

Brenton Conner:


Last name begins with alphabet P - Z

Geovany Castillo:



Additional Undergraduate Transfer Information:

Lower Division Transfers: 1-59 units.

Upper Division Transfers: 60 + units.

GPA varies according to majors. 

High school transcript required (for lower division transfers).

Good standing in last college attended.

*Prerequisite courses required. (Please contact International Admissions at: intladmissions@csufresno.edu  or Alicia Montejano - aliciam@csufresno.edu for further details.)


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