Partner Portal

Thank you for being a valued partner to CSUMB International Programs. Here you will find quick links to program/application information, marketing literature, visitor information and more!

Questions? Please contact us:

international@csumb.edu

+1 831-582-4778

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Help us keep our records current

In an effort to provide our outbound Education Abroad students with the best possible advising, we need to keep our records updated. Please help us in this effort by completing the Institutional Information Form. We greatly appreciate your time and attention.

Partner Information – Semester/Year

Partner Information – Semester/Year

Partner Information – Summer

Partner Information – Summer

Nominate your student today!

Before your student applies, please nominate them using our nomination form. This will allow us to:

  • Track exchange balances with partner universities more easily
  • Quicker/easier processing of commission invoices for agents

Priority application deadlines:

  • Fall: April 1
  • Spring: October 1

We accept students on a rolling basis. Applying by these dates increases opportunities for preferred housing and course selection.

Nomination Form

Program & application overview

Important dates

Fall Spring Summer
Priority Application Date April 1 October 1 May 1
Rolling Application Cycle Applications are accepted continually on a space-available basis. We strongly recommend applying by April 1 of the same year to ensure housing availability and course selection. Applications are accepted continually on a space-available basis. We strongly recommend applying by October 1 of the previous year to ensure housing availability and course selection. Applications are accepted continually on a space-available basis. We strongly recommend applying by May 1 of the same year to ensure housing availability and course selection.
Academic Year Mid August - Mid December Mid January - Mid May Early June – Late July (4 and 8 week sessions)

Please Note: The American Language and Culture Program (ALCP) operates on a different schedule.

See all important dates

Degree programs

Academics overview

  • We accept students at all levels – first time freshmen, lower division transfers (less than 60 transferable credits), upper division transfers (more than 60 transferable credits) and graduate students.
  • Admission Requirements (link includes English proficiency requirements and information about transfer credit)
  • Links to all academic programs (majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, master's degrees, credentials)
  • View our course catalog.
  • International degree-seeking students are eligible to take all courses as long as they have met the pre-requisites, and majors are not "impacted." Please read about impaction and all affected programs.
  • If students have applied by the priority deadline, they will pre-register for courses at the same time as domestic students in accordance with their class level.
  • Degree-seeking students will have access to an advisor in their academic college, as well as the International Programs Academic Coordinator.

Questions about Academics? Contact Sugeyth!

Sugeyth Ronquillo

Nomination form

Before your student applies, please nominate them using our nomination form. This will allow us to track exchange balances with partner universities more easily, and will make it much easier/faster to process commission invoices for agents.

Application basics

  • Degree students will apply using an online application system called Cal State Apply
  • There is a $55 application fee that must be paid within 30 days of applying. If you would like to pay this fee on behalf of your student, please arrange this with your student. Fees can be paid via credit card or check. This fee cannot be invoiced.
  • Master's students (also known as graduate students) will apply using Cal State Apply, and will also need to apply directly to their program. Note that dates and admission requirements vary by program. Learn more about the Graduate Application Process.

Required Supporting Documents

Required supporting documents must be emailed to internationaladmissions@csumb.edu. Official transcripts and proof of English proficiency must also be provided.

Scanned copy of your passport photo page

A copy of the biographical (photo) page of your passport is required at the time of application. Make sure your passport is valid and will not expire soon.

If you do not yet have a passport or your passport is currently expired, a copy of your passport application receipt can be provided as proof that you are in the process of obtaining or renewing your passport.

Passport bio page

Official Transcripts

Unofficial transcripts can be emailed to internationaladmissions@csumb.edu for an initial admissions decision. Before admission can be finalized, we must receive all official transcripts.

Final official transcripts must be received by July 8 (Fall start) or January 15 (Spring start).

Applicant type Official transcripts to submit
Freshman High school/secondary school transcripts
Lower-division transfer (fewer than 60 transferable university-level semester units) High school/secondary school transcripts AND college/university transcripts
Upper-division transfer (more than 60 transferable university-level semester units)  College/university transcripts
Graduate, credential, and certificate College/university transcripts

VERY IMPORTANT: review the following resources before submitting your transcripts

High school/secondary school transcripts College/university transcripts
  • Send transcripts as soon as possible so that you can be admitted more quickly
  • Submit official transcripts from each high school, college, or university attended (as applicable), even if you did not graduate
  • If your transcripts reflect in-progress coursework, submit a final transcript as soon as that coursework is complete
  • Graduate students and athletes: An additional set of official transcripts may be required by the program to which you are applying; please review their requirements to verify
  • Transcripts submitted to the Office of Admissions become property of the University and will not be released back to the student or a third party at any time

If you are not able to submit official transcript(s) in a sealed envelope from your previous institution(s), visit our Special Circumstances page for more information.

Proof of English proficiency

International student applicants are required to demonstrate satisfactory proficiency in English. Proof of English proficiency can be emailed to internationaladmissions@csumb.edu for an initial admissions decision. Before admission can be finalized, we must receive official proof.

Proving English Proficiency

Financial affidavit & related documents

Federal regulations require that all international students provide evidence of adequate funds to meet the financial obligations of enrollment at a U.S. university.

The combined U.S. dollar amount must equal or exceed the minimum amount listed on the Financial Affidavit for your program:

Please contact international@csumb.edu if you are interested in applying for the Nursing program or the Teaching Credential Program.

Documents should be:

Types of funds that are accepted and how they should be declared:

  • Funds from individual sponsor or self-sponsor
    • Student must sign the affidavit of financial support. If the student has a sponsor, the sponsor must also sign the affidavit of financial support. Bank verification (example: a bank statement or letter with the seal of the bank and the signature of a bank employee) must be provided showing the available funds and dated within 6 months of the student's application.
  • Funds from government or private agencies (loans and scholarships)
    • Student must sign the affidavit of financial support. Student must attach verification letter on letterhead from government or agency stating amount that will be received.

I-20 Transfer form for students already in the U.S. (current F-1 visa holders)

If you are currently attending high school, community college, or university in the United States and will graduate or transfer at the end of the current term, you must complete an I-20 Transfer In Form.

Complete the top portion with your personal information as directed and then give it to the International Student Counselor (DSO) at your school. He/she will fill out the bottom portion and fax it to us so that we can transfer your existing I-20 in the online SEVIS system.

Post-application

  • Students will receive an email that outlines next steps, where to pay the confirmation fee, how to access emails, apply for housing, register for courses, etc.
  • Paying the $100 enrollment confirmation fee is the most important first step. Until students have paid this fee, they cannot apply for housing, register for courses, or access their student account. If you would like to pay the enrollment confirmation fee on behalf of your student, please arrange this with your student. Fees can be paid via credit card or checkand is most easily paid using csumb.flywire.com. This fee cannot be invoiced directly to the agent.
  • Students will be mailed an official admission letter, a "Next Steps" informational letter, and their immigration paperwork.

Questions about the application process for degree-seeking students? Contact internationaladmissions@csumb.edu

Semester/Year-Long and Summer Study Abroad & Exchange

Types of visiting students:

International Exchange/ National Student Exchange Semester @CSUMB Cal State System-Wide Student Exchange (CSU IP)
Type of student Nominated for an exchange fee waiver by partner university Any interested student who meets admission requirements Students whose home university is a CSU IP Exchange Partner.
Length of Stay Semester or Year Semester or Year Semester or Year
Units Min 12; Max 17 Min 12; Max 17 Min 12; Max 18
Tuition Paid to home university, not CSUMB Paid directly to CSUMB* Paid to home university, not CSUMB
Housing& Meal Plans
Paid directly to CSUMB (unless alternate arrangements have been made) Paid directly to CSUMB Paid directly to CSUMB
Campus-Specific Fees
Included in tuition Included in tuition Paid directly to CSUMB
Learn More Learn More Learn More

*Government, public and private scholarships and loans may be used to fund your studies for these programs.

Academics overview

  • Admission Requirements (link includes English proficiency requirements)
  • Links to all academic programs (majors, minors, concentrations, certificates, master's degrees, credentials)
  • View our course schedule.
  • If students have applied by the priority deadline, they will pre-register for courses.
  • Visiting students may take almost all undergraduate courses (courses numbered below 500) as long as there is space in the class and students meet any prerequisite requirements. Each major has a Capstone course required of graduating students; visiting students are not allowed to take the capstone courses. See all advice for using the course schedule and choosing classes.
  • Students will have access to the International Programs Academic Coordinator for academic advising.

Questions about Academics? Contact Sugeyth!

Sugeyth Ronquillo, Academic Programs Coordinator

Brian Childs, Academic Programs Coordinator, PDSO

Nomination form

Before your student applies, please nominate them using our nomination form. This will allow us to track exchange balances with partner universities more easily, will expedite admission and immigration document issuance for your students, and will make it much easier/faster to process commission invoices for agents.

Application basics

  • Visiting students will apply using an online application system called Horizons
  • No application fee
  • Will upload required documents through Horizons system

See all Required Supporting Materials

Post-application

  • Students will receive an email that outlines next steps, how to access emails, apply for housing, register for courses, etc.
  • Students will be mailed an official admission letter and their immigration paperwork.

Learn more about Semester@CSUMB & Exchange

Semester@CSUMB/Exchange Website

Questions about the application process for visiting students? Contact Kasey!

Kasey Scolavino, Coordinator of International Students and Scholars, DSO

Kasey Scolavino, Coordinator of International Students and Scholars, DSO

Questions about student services for visiting students? Contact Mahshid!

Mahshid Bozorgnia

American Language & Culture Program (ALCP)

The American Language and Culture Program (ALCP) provides an opportunity to learn and/or enhance English from knowledgeable, friendly (ESL) experts. The program is for students who wish to improve their English skills for professional development or academic preparation.

About ALCP

Program Features

  • Up to 20 hours of classroom instruction per week with highly qualified instructors
  • Orientation and placement test
  • Flexible campus meal plan options
  • Health/medical insurance and on-campus Student Health Center
  • Assistance with airport transfer
  • Welcome & closing ceremonies
  • Course completion certificate & transcript
  • Dedicated student advisors
  • Day trip to local attractions
  • Organized opportunities to socialize with American students and practice English
  • Full access to campus facilities and services
  • Free local transportation
  • Housing coordination is provided for students. Students may live on campus or with a homestay family, depending on their program format, start date, and housing availability.

Academics Overview

The ALCP curriculum is made up of the following courses designed to integrate academic skills and cultural literacy.

  • Oral and written communication in an academic setting
  • Grammar and pronunciation
  • Public speaking, including classroom presentations
  • Listening/comprehension and note taking strategies
  • Successful communication strategies in American culture
  • Ability to effectively navigate U.S. university environments
Course descriptions

Application Basics

  • Visiting students will apply using an online application system called Horizons
  • No application fee
  • Will upload required documents through Horizons system

Post-Application

  • Students will receive an email that outlines next steps, where to pay the confirmation fee, how to access emails, apply for housing, register for courses, etc.
  • Students will be mailed an official admission letter, a "Next Steps" informational letter, and their immigration paperwork.

Conditional Admission

Conditional Admission is an ideal program for students who are interested in pursuing a degree at CSUMB and meet the academic requirements for admission, but require further instruction in English Language.

How it works

Students are admitted to CSUMB's American Language and Culture Program (ALCP) and issued a conditional admission letter to their desired program.

Once the student has successfully passed the highest level in the ALCP, or reached the English Proficiency requirement for their desired program, they can begin regular university study in the next available session.

Conditional Admission is available for undergraduate degree programs.

Application process

  1. Apply to the American Language and Culture Program
  2. Select “Conditional Admission”
  3. Upload your academic transcripts, financial affidavit, and biographical page of your passport
  4. Please allow two weeks for processing
  5. You will receive a letter of conditional admission
  6. When you arrive at the ALCP Your language level will be assessed, and you will be placed in the appropriate level of English courses
  7. Pass the final ALCP English Proficiency assessment (additional fees for CSUMB courses may apply)
  8. Attend an application workshop
  9. Submit formal application to CSUMB
  10. Start your undergraduate degree program the next available semester.

Please note: Students who are conditionally admitted must meet the English language requirement before formally applying for admission for degree study.

An I-20 will be issued for an adequate period of time for the student to achieve proficiency and to obtain the degree. However, if the student does not become proficient in the English language, he/she will not be able to be accepted to the degree program.

Questions about ALCP? Contact Mahshid!

Mahshid Bozorgnia

Marketing materials

CSUMB International Programs Office has a variety of marketing literature available for viewing, downloading, and ordering for your use in recruiting students.

View/Download Materials

Use the button (or copy/paste csumb.edu/international-literature into your browser) to view, download, and print the most up-to-date materials including:

  • brochures
  • pamphlets
  • flyers
  • PPT presentations
  • posters
  • high resolution photos
  • videos
  • logos (available by request)
  • and more!

If you would like professional printer-ready design files, eeipmarketing@csumb.edu.

Order Materials

We are proud to offer our partners the opportunity to order print literature and some promotional items – shipped directly to your location for free! Please use the link at right to place an order.

Questions about marketing?

Ask Carly!

Carly Fetterolf, Marketing & Communications Manager

Carly Fetterolf, Marketing & Communications Manager

Photo library

The high resolution photos in this library are categorized by type and are free for certified partners to download and use without restriction.

If you cannot find what you are looking for or have trouble accessing the photos, please contact eeipmarketing@csumb.edu

Visit our photo library

Video library

The following videos were produced by the CSUMB International Office in conjunction with Scott Pope, an exchange student from Deakin University (Melbourne, Australia) studying Cinematic Arts & Technology.

To view larger versions, click the "full screen" icon in the bottom-right corner of each thumbnail, or visit csumb.edu/international/video-library. You may also download these videos by visiting csumb.edu/international-literature.

You can see even more videos at our YouTube channel.

International Programs Overview. Length: 2:05

CSUMB Housing & Res Life (for an International audience). Length: 2:09

CSUMB is: Athletic (a montage). Length: 0:43

CSUMB is: Studious (a montage). Length: 0:52

CSUMB is: Outdoorsy (a montage). Length: 0:46

CSUMB is: Creative (a montage). Length: 0:50

International Programs newsletter

The globe trOtter is a newsletter sent to current international and National Student Exchange students to inform them about events around campus, immigration reminders, and other important news specific to this population. Students also receive general campus email newsletters.

The globe trOtter is sent to students on a weekly basis.

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Visitor information

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Visitor information