Confused about the admissions process at an American university? The International Admissions office helps international students apply to California State University, Fullerton.
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. 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.
Regardless of citizenship, all applicants whose native language is not English must submit proof of English proficiency. You can review our English language requirements for your undergraduate or graduate degree program here.
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 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)
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.
|Type of Test||Minimum Requirement|
|TOEFL, paper test||500|
|TOEFL, internet-based test (iBT)||61|
|Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE)||43|
|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|
|Art with concentration in Graphic Design||85 iBT||6.5||58|