International Admission Requirements
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 2.5 (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)
Master of Science in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics
Master of Science in Biotechnology & MBA Dual Degree
Master of Science in Computer Science
Master of Science in Mathematics
Please download and fill out the following:
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 Extended University.
Certified English translation must accompany all non-English documents.
International student financial affidavit
To apply to CSU Channel Islands, you must submit an Affidavit of Financial Support and bank statement. The form is included in the International Graduate Checklist and Supplemental Documents (PDF, 279.3 KB). 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 student visa, please visit the U.S. Department of State website where you will find a list of Embassy and Consulate locations.
Please submit all application materials by the following deadline:
The deadline for Fall 2013 is June 1, 2013.
The deadline for Spring 2014 is December 1, 2013.