Extended Studies CSULA

Apply to Study in L.A.

Submit the complete application packet together in one package, including:
  • The Study in L.A. Application Form
  • Original bank document (less than 6 months old) with a minimum balance of $11,775 U.S. dollars or scholarship verification of support funds. Acceptable documents include your or your sponsor’s bank account or government financial guarantee.
  • Copy of passport information page (name, date of birth, citizenship, etc.)
  • Copy of home university transcript with English translation
  • Official TOEFL/IELTS test results *no more than 1 year old Minimum scores required: TOEFL (61 ibt), IELTS (5.5), or PTE (44)
  • Study in LA Payments
    • $150 application fee (non-refundable)
    • (Acceptable forms of payment include personal check drawn on a U.S. bank account, money order, cashier's check, bank check from a U.S. bank account, travelers check, Visa or MasterCard. Please make all checks payable to ‘CSULA.’
    • $800 tuition deposit (non-refundable)
      In order to secure a place in the program, applicants must submit payment of the tuition deposit. The tuition deposit and application fee must be paid before an I-20 can be issued. Once you begin the program, the $800 deposit will be credited toward your tuition payment.
  • Only complete application packets will be reviewed, please submit all documents together in one package.
Application Filing Dates
  • Determine which quarter you would like to begin your studies. The University Academic Calendar lists the start and end dates for each quarter.
  • If you are applying from outside the United States, your application materials should arrive at CSULA at least 3 months prior to the start of the academic term in order you to apply for the F-1 student visa stamp at the nearest U.S. Embassy/Consulate and make travel arrangements.
  • If you are applying from within the United States or are transferring from another school, you application should arrive at CSULA no later than 1 month before the start of each term.

  • Term Classes Start Classes End
    Fall Late September Mid December
    Winter Early January Mid March
    Spring Late March Mid June
Submit the completed application packet:

By mail

California State University, Los Angeles
International Office
Attn: Jennifer/Study in LA
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8365

By email:

Attn: Study in LA
[email protected]

Regular Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday
8am - 6pm
8am - 5pm

+1 323 343 3170

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