International Admissions

Confused about the admissions process at an American university? The International Admissions office helps international students (on F-1 visas) apply to California State University, Fullerton.

What Type of Student Will You Be?

To learn more about how to become a Cal State Fullerton student, you can visit the area of the International Admissions website that best applies to you.

International students are foreign non-resident students who require an F-1, J-1 or other non-immigrant visa to study in the United States.

For those who have never earned university-level credits and can satisfy CSUF’s English-language requirements

For those who have completed, or are about to complete, their degree and can satisfy CSUF’s English-language requirements

For those who need to improve their English before entering California State University, Fullerton

For those who are attending a college in the United States and have completed at least 60 transferable units (or 90 quarter units)

For those attending a college outside the United States and have completed at least 60 transferable units (approximately two years)

For those who have completed some high school, college or university course work outside the United States and do not require a F-1 or J-1 student visa.



Cal State Fullerton’s English Language Requirements

These charts show the current qualifying scores for University admission across different degrees and majors. If you do not meet these language requirements, you can still apply to the University through Conditional Admission.


Undergraduate Requirements

Type of Test Minimum Requirement
TOEFL, paper test 500
TOEFL, internet-based test (iBT) 61
IELTS 5.5
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) 43

Graduate Requirements

Student TOEFL IELTS PTE
Masters/Graduate 550 or 80 iBT 6.5 58
Music 560 or 83 iBT 7.0 65
MBA/Graduate Business 570 or 88-89 iBT 7.0 65
TESOL 573 or 89 iBT 7.0 65
Arts/Graphic Design 85 iBT 6.5 58