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Conditional Admission - Apply

How to Apply for Conditional Admission

Submit your online application and bring your official transcripts to our office in College Park, Suite 200 or mail them to:

California State University, Fullerton
Attention: Conditional Admission
2600 Nutwood Avenue CP-950
Fullerton, CA 92831  USA

Step 1: Conditional Admission Online Application

Complete the Conditional Admission application online. We recommend you print a copy for your records.

Step 2: Pay $180 USD Conditional Admission Application Fee

Include payment information on the online application for the $180 USD non-refundable application fee.

Step 3: Submit Your Documents (except transcripts) Online

After submitting your application, you will receive an email with your confirmation number and instructions on how to upload the required application documents. You will have 48 hours to upload the following documents:

Proof of Financial Support

Upload an original bank letter on bank stationary or a letter from your sponsor or scholarship organization written on their stationery showing a minimum balance of $34,811 that is dated within the last six months. You may also upload a bank statement.

  • If you are married and are bringing your spouse, please provide additional proof of $6,000. You must also submit a copy of the marriage certificate.
  • If you will bring your children, please show proof of $6,000 per child and upload a copy of your child’s birth certificate.

Statement of Financial Support

All applicants entering the United States on a student visa must complete the Statement of Financial Support, which includes the source of financial support, name of sponsor and signature of the sponsor.

Copy of Passport

Upload a copy of the inside page of your passport (with your photo and personal information).

  • If you are married and bringing your spouse and/or children, you will need to upload a copy of your spouse and/or child’s passport.

Explanation After High School Letter (First-Time-Freshmen only)

If you are applying as a first year student/freshman and it has been six months or more since you graduated from high school (e.g., if you graduated from high school in 2015 and you are applying for Fall 2016), then submit the Explanation After High School Letter.

Supplemental Graduate Documents (Graduate students only):

Review specific departmental requirements for any additional documents needed for conditional admission, such as:

Computer Science*, Engineering: Computer, Civil, Mechanical and Electrical
*Note: Computer Science is closed for Spring 2017 applications

No additional materials required. Students with graduate degrees in the same major as the program are not eligible for admission.

New GPA Requirement:

  • Minimum GPA of 2.5: Applicants graduated from ABET accredited international institutions with undergraduate degrees in engineering or computer science. ABET accreditations will be verified by the ECS Graduate & International Admissions.
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0: Applicants with undergraduate degrees from non-ABET accredited international institutions (verified by the ECS Graduate & International Admissions).


  • GRE Score Minimum 300 required before entering university (can still apply for conditional admission without GRE score)
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • A statement of purpose (750 words or less)
  • GPA of at least 2.5/4.0 in last 60 semester units


  • A minimum GPA of 2.5/4.0 in the last 60 semester units attempted


  • Applied Option: Math 335 and Math 350 with grades of B or better
  • Teaching Option: Math 302, Math 307, Math 335 and Math 350 with at least a B average
  • An undergraduate major in mathematics with a minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 in all upper division mathematics courses or a combination of previous course work or work experience approved as equivalent by the graduate committee of the Mathematics Department


  • Program admits students for fall semester only
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 or higher in the last 60 units of college work and at least a 3.25 GPA in all Sociology courses listed in your transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation from people who can attest to your academic potential
  • A writing sample, such as a paper you submitted for a grade in a course. It should be 3-4 pages and something the department can use to assess your writing proficiency
  • A statement of purpose


  • A minimum GPA of 3.0/4.0 in the major and 2.7 in the last 60 units attempted
  • Optional: 3 letters of recommendation by professors or employers
  • An essay stating the purpose of your study
  • Admitted students may have to complete prerequisite courses after starting the program

Step 4: Mail Official Transcripts of Your Academic Records

We request original transcripts. All documents submitted to the university (regardless of admissions decision) become property of CSUF, and cannot be returned. If you have only one transcript, we recommend you submit a certified copy of that transcript. A certified English translation of the transcript and diploma is required if they are written in a foreign language. Visit our website for a list of translation agencies.

You can submit your official transcripts to our office in College Park, Suite 200 or mail to:

California State University, Fullerton
Attention: Conditional Admission
2600 Nutwood Avenue CP-950
Fullerton, CA 92831  USA

Conditional Admission Status

  • Contact Information: The email you provide in the application is how we will contact you regarding your Conditional Admission application. Please notify if you want to change your preferred email. This is also true for your mailing address. The address provided on the application is the address we will send your I-20, unless you request it to be mailed to another address.
  • Admission Decisions: In order to provide a fair evaluation we will need you to include all schools and institutions you have attended. If additional documents are needed to make a decision, we will contact you by email. If you are a qualified applicant, admit decisions are made on complete applications only.
  • Processing Times: Complete applications for a Bachelor’s degree can expect a decision in 3-4 weeks. Complete applications for a Master’s degree can expect a decision in 4-6 weeks.
  • Conditional Admission Granted: Your Conditional Admission Letter will explain the steps to move from the language program to the University. You will also be assigned an advisor whose contact information will be provided on the conditional admission admit letter.
  • Denied Conditional Admission: If you are denied conditional admission, you can still attend the American Language Program. Please reply to the admission decision email with your choice to attend only ALP.