Center for International Education
  • U.S. visa regulation prohibits ‘Conditional Admission’, however, CSULB offers Deferred Admission.
     
    How to apply for Deferred Admission to CSULB:   

    Applicants who do not meet the California State University, Long Beach English Language requirement but meet all CSULB academic requirements may improve their English proficiency first through the American Language Institute. Upon successful completion of the required Intensive English Program level, students may begin their degree studies.
    1. Apply to the American Language Institute and pay the $150 application fee
    2. Apply to CSULB online at www.csumentor.edu and pay the $55 application fee
    3. Prepare to submit the following documents:
      • Government financial guarantee or bank statement less than 6 months old, with a minimum balance of $23,800
      • Official English translations of all Academic Records and Certificates/Diplomas. Documents must be original or official copies with school stamp 
      • Passport Copy: Please copy the pages in your passport on which your name and date of birth appear
    Undergraduate Deferred Admission to CSULB:
    ​If you want to start at the ALI in... ​Then apply for undergraduate Deferred Admission to CSULB for this term:
    ​Apply between these dates**
    ​Spring PREP* ​Fall ​October 1 - December 31
    ​Summer IEP ​Fall ​October 1 - March 1
    ​Summer PREP* ​Fall ​October 1 - April 1
    ​Fall IEP ​Fall ​October 1 - April 1
    ​Fall PREP* ​Spring ​August 1 - August 15
    ​Spring IEP
    ​Spring ​August 1 - October 1
     *Intensive Preparatory Program (PREP) must be followed by successful completion of Level 4 (undergraduates) in the Intensive English Program (IEP) in order to receive the TOEFL Waiver/English Proficiency Waiver.

    **If the application and all supporting documents are not submited by the dates listed, your application will not be considered.
     
    How to apply for Deferred Admission to Study Abroad @ The Beach:

    Applicants interested in Study Abroad @ The Beach but do not meet English Language requirement, may improve their proficiency first through the American Language Institute. This means you can attend the American Language Institute and gain deferred admission to Study Abroad @ The Beach upon successful completion of level 4 of the Intensive English Program level.
    1. Apply to the American Language Institute and pay the $150 application fee
    2. Apply to Study Abroad @ The Beach and pay the $200 application fee
    3. Prepare to submit the following documents:
      • Financial Documents: Bank statement (less than 6 months old) with a minimum balance of $23,800
      • Passport Copy: Please copy the pages in your passport on which your name and date of birth appear
    4. Prepare to also submit additional documents to Study Abroad @ The Beach. You may find list of the required documents here.