International Programs and Global Engagement

How to Apply-International

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Who is an International Student?  An International student is a student who plans to study at Sacramento State on a nonimmigrant visa.

Apply online using the California State University International Mentor application
Pay the non-refundable $55.00 application fee by credit card. Failure to pay the application fee will delay processing of application. The application fee is non-refundable and cannot be deferred or waived. All applicants MUST declare a major.

The U.S. government requires the name on your application and passport to be identical. Be sure all academic records and other documents reflect the name on your passport. If names differ, please provide evidence of name change. Example: marriage certificate.

Complete and submit the supplemental documents located at the end of the online application and mail to International Admissions, California State University Sacramento 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6012 or you can print them here: supplemental documents and mail. Failure to submit the supplemental documents will delay processing of the application.

Additional information for Graduate Applicants: The Graduate Admission application to California State University, Sacramento is a Two-Part Process. The international application, in addition to the departmental application must be completed. to be considered for addmission. Contact the major department for supplemental applicaion information.

Approximately one week after submission of the international online application you will receive an email to the address listed on the application confirming receipt of the application and fee. The email will also list the required documents and deadline. It is your responsibility to read the email and send all the documents by the deadline.

When to Apply

Spring semester 2015 (January-May)
Undergraduate application filing period: August 1, 2014 - September 30, 2014
Required documents deadline date: October 30, 2014 except impacted majors
Impacted Majors (Biological Sciences, Business, Criminal Justice, Health Science, Photography and Psychology) document deadline is September 15, 2014

Fall semester 2015 (August-December)
Undergraduate application filing period: October 1, 2014 - March 1, 2015
Required documents deadline date: May 1, 2015 except impacted major document deadline is March 1, 2015

The undergraduate major of Nursing is not accepting applications from nonimmigrant (F-1) applicants.

Spring 2015 (January - May)
Application filing period August 1, 2014 - September 15, 2014*
Required documents deadline: September 15, 2014

Graduate Programs accepting application for Spring 2015.

* MBA programs application and document deadline September 1, 2014  
**IMBA on campus application and document deadline is October 15, 2014

Fall 2015
Application filing period October 1, 2014
Required document deadline varies by department

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