Extended Education and International Programs

International Programs

Bachelor's admission requirements

Students must meet academic and English proficiency requirement.

All admissions requirements must be met by the end of the term/semester prior to enrollment. No summer coursework is allowed for eligibility purposes for Fall terms. All documents must be submitted in their original language and as certified English translations.

Academic requirements

  • First-time freshmen are students applying directly from secondary school (high school) with no university credit.

    Academic requirements

    • Equivalent of a 2.40 Grade Point Average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale in high school
    • High school diploma equivalent or certificate of graduation
    • Official high school transcript (official record of marks/scores/grades)
    • National Test Scores (if required by home country)
    • SAT or ACT scores required for students who graduate from a US high school or a US accredited international school
    • Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) credit accepted but not required
  • Lower divison transfer students have fewer than 60 transferrable university credits.

    All undergraduate applicants must file one official transcript from each college in which they have enrolled. This includes special sessions, correspondence, and audited courses, as well as any college in which the student was enrolled and withdrew without earning credit. 

    Academic requirements

    • Minimum 2.0 GPA in all transferable university credits
    • Must be in "good standing" with current or most recent college or university
    • Official university or college transcript (official record of marks/scores/grades)
    • Must have completed high school with a minimum 2.4 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
    • High school diploma equivalent or certificate of graduation
    • Official high school transcript (official record of marks/scores/grades)
    • National Test Scores (if required by home country)
    • SAT or ACT scores required for students who graduate from a US high school or a US accredited international school
    • Advanced Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) credit accepted but not required
  • Upper divison transer students have 60 or more transferrable university credits.

    All undergraduate applicants must file one official transcript from each college in which they have enrolled. This includes special sessions, correspondence, and audited courses, as well as any college in which the student was enrolled and withdrew without earning credit. All documents must be submitted in their original language and as certified English translations.

    Academic requirements

    • Minimum 2.0 GPA in all transferable university credits
    • Must be in "good standing" with current or most recent college or university
    • Official university or college transcript (official record of marks/scores/grades)

English proficiency requirement 

The English proficiency requirement can be satisfied by any of the following:

  • Duolingo score of 90
  • TOEFL iBT score of 61, or paper-based score of 500
  • IELTS score of 6.0
  • PTE score of 45
  • Attending a school full-time where English was the primary language of instruction for at least three years immediately preceding admission to CSUMB

If you do not meet the minimum English proficiency requirements, you may be eligible for Conditional admission. There may be alternate options for proving English proficiency. Contact International Admissions to dicuss your situtation. 

Transfer credit information

Credit by exam

Students who have passed certain exams can earn university credit. We accept AS-Level and A-Level scores from all of the major testing companies. 

  • IB (International Baccalaureate)
  • AP (Advanced Placement)
  • AS-Level (Advanced Subsidiary), and A-Level (Advanced)

Visit the records website for more information about which IB and AP subjects qualify for credit and the minimum passing scores. Please email a copy of your AS- or A-level score report to International Admissions for a preliminary evaluation of credit.

13th year of high school

Students who come from countries where standard pre-university education is 13 years (ex. Norway) may earn a maximum of 30 semester units of university-level credit for coursework and/or exams passed in their 13th year.

Please email a copy of your transcript to International Admissions for a preliminary evaluation of credit.