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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. You must complete and submit BOTH parts of your application to be considered for admission. The international application, in addition to the departmental requirements must be completed. Contact the major department for more 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 2014 (January-May)
Undergraduate application filing period: August 1, 2013-September 30, 2013
Required documents deadline date: October 30, 2013 except impacted majors
Impacted Majors (Business, Criminal Justice, Health Science and Psychology) document deadline is October 1, 2013

Fall semester 2014 (August-December)
Undergraduate application filing period: October 1, 2013-March 1, 2014
Required documents deadline date: May 1, 2014 except impacted major document deadline is March 1, 2014

Undergraduate majors not accepting applications from nonimmigrant (F-1) applicants: Graphic Design, Interior Design, and Nursing.

Fall semester 2014
Application and document deadlines may vary by department, contact International Admissions for details.

For Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, and Civil Enginerring: the application deadline is March 1, 2014 and the document deadline is May 1,2014.

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