Center for International Education
  • Late Check-in Session
    Wednesday, August 17, 2016
    2:00pm @ Brotman Hall 201

    Congratulations on your admission to CSULB and welcome to The Beach! To start your enrollment process, please follow the Must-Do Checklist below:

    Admitted International Students

    1. Submit Financial Affidavit to International Admissions

    Complete, sign and submit the Financial Affidavit Form with official bank statements or official letter and a copy of passport (photo page only).

    2. Purchase Your Health Insurance
    All international students are required to purchase CSULB’s approved health insurance coverage thru Wells Fargo, before registering for courses. Visit

    3. Request Release of your SEVIS Record
    (Only for students who are transferring from a U.S. school/institution)

    Contact the international office at your previous school to request the release of your SEVIS record to CSULB (Code: LOS214F00361000).  Do this before your Check-In Session.

    4. Attend a CIE Check-In Session
    All international students are required by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to check in with their universities upon arrival.  You must attend a check-in session at the earliest possible date. For detailed information and to sign up, visit

    5. Attend Orientation for Newly Admitted International Students
    All Newly Admitted International Students are required to attend the International Student Orientation.
    For details, go to

    6. Submit Final Admissions Documents
    Submit your final academic admissions documents on your To-Do List in your MyCSULB account to International Admissions by:

    Undergraduate Student

    July 15, 2016

    Graduate Student

    October 1, 2016





    Unable to meet the deadline? Contact International Admissions at

    7. Pre-Arrival Information Session
    International students will be invited to attend an on-line interactive pre-arrival information session. The session will aim to answer some important questions you may have as a newly admitted CSULB student.  Whether you are coming from outside the U.S. or transferring from an American school, it will help you make a smoother transition to the University.

    More information about the Pre-Arrival Information Session will be emailed to you in May.


    Additional Requirements per Academic Standing:

    Undergraduate Students

    Freshman and Transfer Student

    1. Confirm Your Intent to Enroll
    Go to MyCSULB and click on “Activate your Account” in the upper left hand corner. Follow the instructions to activate your account. To accept your offer of admission, click on the Student Center tab on the left.  Scroll down to the Admission tab, click on the Accept/Decline link to accept the offer, and pay the enrollment deposit ($150) to secure your spot.  This fee will be applied to your tuition once you begin attending. First Time Freshman deposit deadline is May 1, 2016. Transfer deposit deadline is June 1, 2016.

    2. Sign Up for SOAR
    SOAR (Student Orientation, Advising, and Registration) is required of all newly admitted undergraduate students at CSULB.  Sign in to your MyCSULB account and click on the SOAR link. SOAR registration begins April 12 at 10am (Pacific Standard Time). Please register for the earliest possible date.
    SOAR workshop you need to sign-up for:

    Transfer Student from a U.S. School/college/Institution

    First Time Freshman

    Transfer Student from an overseas institution/college

    Sign-up for a Transfer SOAR date

    International Student SOAR Dates Available:
    June 22, 2016
    August 3, 2016
    August 16, 2016

    Please contact:
    for registration information.
    SOAR dates available:
    June 22, 2016
    August 3, 2016
    August 16, 2016


     For Freshmen Students ONLY:

    1. Apply for Mandatory On-Campus Housing
    All freshmen are required to live in university housing for their first year at CSULB.  Apply at

    2. Take the Required Placement Test(s)
    (Only applies to students who graduated from a High School in the United States)
    You must take the EPT/ELM (English Placement Test/Entry Level Math) by December 12. For test dates and to sign up for the tests, go to  Deadline to register for a Placement Test at CSU Long Beach campus is November 25, 2016. 

    Post–Baccalaureate Student

    Graduate Student, Second Bachelor’s, Credential, EdD, and Certificate

    1. Follow the Instructions from Your Program Advisor
    The advisor in your major department will assist you with course planning, academic advising, and other information regarding your academic program.  A list of the Program Advisors is provided on the Graduate Studies website:

    2. Register for Classes
    International students are required to register for classes online through MyCSULB.
    International students require a minimum number of units to maintain student status.

    Graduate, EdD, and Certificate Programs

    8 units minimum

    Credential and Second Bachelor’s Programs

    12 units minimum






    Reminder: If you were admitted to pursue a Second Bachelor’s degree, contact International Admissions to request a degree audit at