I Have Applied - International Applicant

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What to Expect

Once you have applied, you will receive an acknowledgement email, which includes next steps and your student Campus Identification Number (CIN). Please include your name and CIN whenever you contact the University about your admission application.

Activate your myCalStateLA Identity Account

To receive communications from the University, please activate your myCSULA identity. This will allow you to access your Cal State LA e-mail account and the myCalStateLA Portal.
In order to activate your myCalStateLA identity, go to https://id.calstatela.edu, and have the following information available:
  • Your birth month and date
  • Your Campus Identification Number (CIN)
  • Your Personal Identification Number (PIN)
Help videos are available at https://my.calstatela.edu/web/mycampus/help.
If you encounter any problems during the activation process, please contact the Cal State LA ITS Help Desk at (323) 343-6170, or via email at helpdesk@calstatela.edu. If you are missing your PIN, please contact the Registrar's Office at (323) 343-3840, or via email at records@calstatela.edu.
Please activate your account as soon as possible, and login to your myCalStateLA portal to view all future communications from the University. To learn how to access your Cal State LA email and GET from the myCalStateLA portal.

Have you submitted all required information and/or documents?

If you did not pay for the Admission Application Fee ($55 USD, non-refundable/non-transferable) at time of application submission, please mail payment (personal check, money order, or cashier’s check), payable to Cal State LA, by the term's application fee payment deadline. No other forms of payment are accepted. At this time, there is no option to remit payment via an online portal. Please include a printed copy of the CSU Mentor Application Submission Confirmation page with the mailed payment.

For international undergraduate applicants, the following items may be required (please read carefully) and must be submitted by the term's specified deadline.

First-time Freshman Applicants

Upper Division Transfer Applicants

*Academic transcripts/academic records must include an applicant’s full academic record of all courses taken, grades received, honors received, and degrees conferred. An official transcript is prepared and sent to the Cal State L.A. Office of Admissions and Recruitment by the issuing educational institution. If submitting paper/hard copies of official transcripts, the document should be printed on the issuing institution’s official paper/letterhead and sealed by the institution in an envelope. (NOTE: If you are a current (or former) Cal State L.A. student, your Cal State L.A. transcript does not need to be submitted.) Transcripts must be received by Cal State L.A. within one year of the document’s issuing/print date (or within two years for international academic records). Opened, or old, transcripts will be considered unofficial, and will not be used to complete an applicant’s admissions file.
Special notice regarding foreign/non-US records
Original international academic records/transcripts that have been opened and submitted by an applicant for admissions are no longer considered official. These records may be used for evaluation purposes, but you must also request that official transcripts from each school, college and/or university you have attended, to be sent directly to the Cal State L.A. Office of Admissions & Recruitment. If your institution does not issue records in English, certified English mirror/direct, word-for-word translations (not interpretations) must be submitted with the documents. To find a certified translator, visit www.atanet.org, or go directly to the ATA search directory. WE DO NOT ACCEPT DOCUMENTS VIA FAX OR EMAIL. All submitted documents become property of the University and will not be returned to you.
Also, we understand that certain countries only issue one original academic record and/or degree certificate to a student. If you are in this situation, please do not submit your original records to the University because they will not be returned to you. We will accept copies for initial review, but you will be required to present the original documents after admission, prior to enrollment. If your educational institution does issue multiple copies of academic records to students, please plan to submit official, original copies to the University. No exceptions will be made. 
If you will be mailing the foreign/non-US academic records directly to Cal State LA in one parcel/package via post or courier post, please include the Admission Document Submission Coversheet with the mailed packet. (NOTE: Mailed transcripts must remain sealed in an envelope by the issuing institution.)


For the list of the term's Admissions/Enrollment deadlines. Failure to submit the required information by the respective deadline may result in the cancellation of your admission application.

For more information about the submission of official transcripts and test scores, including our mailing address.


If you have any questions about your admissions application, please contact us via e‑mail checkapp@calstatela.edu, or by phone at (323) 343-3901. Regular business hours are Monday-Thursday, 8:00 am – 6:00 pm (PST), and Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (PST).