International Admission Requirements
CI accepts graduate applications on a year-round basis. Please allow sufficient time to apply for and be granted a student visa from the U.S. Embassy in your home country. For locations and more information on applying for the F-1 visa, please visit the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Consular Affairs website where you will find a list of Embassy and Consulate locations.
Please submit all application materials by the following deadlines:
Fall: June 1st
Spring: October 31st for MS in Computer Science and MS in Mathematics
December 1st for MS in Biotechnology, MBA and Dual Degree
International Graduate Admission Requirements
International (F-1) students may be accepted if they fulfill the following requirements:
Have earned a degree or diploma that CI considers to be the equivalent to a 4-year U.S. bachelor's degree from an accredited institution
If educated in the U.S., have attained a minimum GPA of 2.7 (A = 4.0) or more in the last 60 semester (90 quarter) units attempted. If educated in a non-U.S. university, have acceptable academic performance as determined by the Graduate Admissions Office. Certain programs have stricter requirements regarding academic preparation (please see program websites below for specific GPA requirements).
An official TOEFL score report with a minimum score of 550 paper, 213 computer, 80 iBT (Internet-Based Test) or an overall IELTS band score of 6.5 except where English is the official language of the country. Certain programs may require a higher TOEFL/IELTS score.
All Graduate programs require the GRE or GMAT. (please see program websites below for details)
For information about graduate admission requirements for specific departments, please visit the program websites at:
Master of Business Administration (MBA) - Offered in Santa Barbara and Thousand Oaks. This program is only open to students who are business majors, we cannot accept students with Bachelor's Degrees in any other field.
*If you are interested in the MBA Program, please contact the Center for International Affairs at firstname.lastname@example.org before you begin the application process for more information on eligibility and the schedule.
Please submit an application and $55.00 application fee at www.csumentor.edu
Inside you will find all information and documents required to apply to any of our programs, as well as the address to send all items. Please include any other program specific requirements (can be found in the admissions section of each program’s webpage, found above) with the documents you send to the Center for International Affairs.
Certified English translation must accompany all non-English documents.
International student financial affidavit
To apply to CSU Channel Islands, you must submit a Affidavit of Financial Support (PDF, 104.9 KB) and bank statement. The form is included in the International Graduate Checklist and Supplemental Documents. Other acceptable methods are to have an original letter on the financial institution's letterhead, signed and dated by the institution's appropriate officer or to have a sponsor, a person willing to financially support the student while he or she is studying at CI, to submit a letter indicating their willingness to support the student, signed and dated by the sponsor. In addition, the sponsor must submit her/his original financial statement (see above) and attach it to the letter. These must be faxed to the Center for International Affairs at (805) 437-8951 or scanned and sent to email@example.com.