Domestic Applicants with International Documents (DWID)

Most applicants that attended non-US schools will need to provide additional documentation. If you attended a non-US school, please check this site to see which documents you need to provide for your application.

Am I a Domestic applicant with International Documents (DWID)?

Yes, if you took academic courses at a non-U.S. Institution and do not need a F1 or J1 visa. As a DWID applicant, you are required to submit appropriate official documents and transcripts by the Office of Admissions deadlines.

No, if you need a F1 or J1 visa. Please visit the International Programs website for more information on how to apply as an international applicant.

Maybe, if you took college level study abroad courses that do not have class credits, grades, and hours (e.g. shown as only transfer or summer credit) on an institution's transcript, and do not need an F1 or J1 visa. Jump to the Study Abroad section below for more details.

* CSUMB students who completed study abroad courses through CSUMB do not need to submit DWID document requirements.

DWID Required Documents for Freshmen Applicants

  • Official transcript in institution's sealed envelope for each non-U.S. high school attended.
  • Official course-by-course foreign credit evaluations for each non-U.S. accredited high school attended. Please refer to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) for approved organizations that provide foreign credit evaluation services.
  • Official word-for-word, line-by-line English translations for transcripts in another language.
  • If applicable, proof of English Proficiency.

For questions, contact the Office of Admissions (831) 582-3738 or admissions@csumb.edu.

DWID Required Documents for Transfer Applicants

  • Official transcript in institution's sealed envelope for each non-U.S. college/university attended.
  • Official course-by-course foreign credit evaluations for each non-U.S. accredited college attended. Please refer to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) for approved organizations that provide foreign credit evaluation services.
  • Official word-for-word, line-by-line English translations for transcripts in another language.
  • If applicable, proof of English Proficiency.

For questions, contact the Office of Admissions at (831) 582 - 3738 or admissions@csumb.edu.

DWID Required Documents for Graduate/Credential/Certificate Applicants

  • Official transcript in institution's sealed envelope for each non-U.S. college/university attended.
  • Official course-by-course, U.S. degree and GPA equivalency foreign credit evaluations for each non-US college/university attended. Please refer to the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) for approved organizations that provide foreign credit evaluation services.
  • Official word-for-word, line-by-line English translations for transcripts in another language.
  • If applicable, proof of English Proficiency.

For questions, contact the Office of Admissions at (831) 582 - 3738 or graduateadmissions@csumb.edu.

Study Abroad Documents

The Office of Admissions requires an official transcript for college level study abroad courses that do not have class credits, grades, and hours (e.g. shown as only transfer or summer credit) on an institution’s transcript. In addition, a NACES approved foreign credit evaluation is needed for the study abroad transcript. Please refer to your academic level for the specific evaluation format to request.

An official transcript and foreign credit evaluation are not required for college level study abroad courses that have class credits, grades, and hours included on a regional accredited institution’s transcript.