Undergraduate Freshmen: 12 years Elementary + Secondary Schooling with Average 3.0 GPA or B (Requires certificate of completion of secondary education)
Undergraduate Transfer Student: Minimum 2.0 GPA required
Graduate: A degree awarded by an accredited university equivalent to a four-year U.S. bachelor degree with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on final two years (3.0 recommended); NOTE: some departments require a higher GPA; check department requirements.
TOEFL or IELTS may be waived for students from schools where English is the medium of instruction. For more information see: English Proficiency for International Admission
No, CSUEB does not offer conditional admission for graduate programs, but we can offer a “Letter of Support” for prospective graduate students who have been admitted to the Pre-MBA or Intensive English Program. This letter will state that the student has applied to the MBA (or other graduate) program and has met the minimum academic requirements but an offer of admission cannot be extended until the student obtains the required GMAT and/or IELTS scores. Though the letter does not guarantee admission, it will confirm that an I-20 has been issued from the American Language Program (ALP) and that the graduate academic department will review the student’s application and make a final determination of admission once GMAT and/or IELTS exam results are available.
If the student has completed high school outside of the U.S., these scores are not required for admission, but if students have taken the tests, they are encouraged to submit the scores, as they may be useful in placing students in appropriate level English and Math courses.
For students graduating from U.S. high schools, SAT/ACT scores are required.
Students who have met the English requirement for their degree program do not need to apply to Intensive English. If the student has not met the English requirement, s/he may be conditionally admitted to the American Language Program for an undergraduate program. Prospective graduate students who do not meet the language requirement must raise their TOEFL/IELTS scores before applying and may study Intensive English through the American Language Program.
For students who HAVE MET our English requirement:
Study in our ESL program is not required.
For students who HAVE NOT MET our English requirement:
Length of study in the American Language Program varies from student-to-student. It depends on the student's English ability when s/he begins, how quickly s/he learns English, and how hard s/he studies English after arrival. Students are unable to progress to an academic program until they have met the TOEFL/IELTS requirement and successfully completed their classes in the American Language Program.
Intensive English or non-Degree- see American Language Program (ALP) - Apply Now
Graduate: Students must:
Yes! A Fee Installment Plan allows students to pay tuition and fees for each term in three installments. To pay with installments, students pay online with MyCSUEB. Be sure to make the first installment payment by the published due date. To learn more about Fee Installment Plan, see the Paying Your Fees.
CSUEB is happy to provide references for agencies with whom we are officially contracted, with whom we have worked for at least one year and who have referred at least five students to our programs.
Two different offices are involved in processing invoices for recruited international students (American Language Program and the International Recruitment & Marketing unit). If you have sent students to both ALP and the university, you will have to invoice for them separately.
Before any payment can be made, CSUEB must have a signed recruitment contract and an up-to-date Vendor Data Record (VDR) on file for accounting purposes. If your agency moves to a new location or changes banks, we will need an updated VDR form.
Per our recruitment contract, payment cannot be made until the drop date of the second semester of attendance. For those enrolling in Fall, this means recruiters can be paid after the drop date for the Spring semester which will be in April. See our Registrar Important Dates page for exact dates.
Statements of Account will be issued twice each year-- after the drop date each semester. Upon receipt of the Statement of Account from CSUEB, recruiters should review it for accuracy and let us know if you have questions or believe someone may have been omitted. If all is correct and complete, recruitment contractors are expected to submit an invoice on the agency’s letterhead within 90 days that contains the following information:
It is not necessary to create a separate invoice for each student. See sample invoice in our International Recruitment Contractor's Handbook. Under no circumstance will any invoice be accepted more than one calendar year after receipt of a Statement of Account.
For non-degree students enrolled in the American Language Program
Statements of Account will be issued up to five times per year (ALP offers 5 8-week sessions annually). Per our recruitment contract, the resolution of account will be done after the third week of classes of each academic program offered on a semester or 8-week session format. CSUEB will confirm the number of students covered by the terms of the agreement and issue a Statement of Account & request an invoice from recruiters after the third week of classes. All invoices must be received by the ALP office prior to the end of each semester or 8-week ALP session. No payments will be made after the end of the semester or 8-week session. Refer to invoice instructions above.