Graduate Admission Requirements

Application deadlines: 

Fall: June 1 (Application Opens October 1)
        April 1 (Early Application Deadline)

Spring: November 1 (Application Opens August 1)
            November 15 (Supporting documents deadline)

*Please make sure to check if your program of interest is accepting applications for Spring 2018.

You are an International Student if: 

You are not a U.S. Citizen or a Permanent Resident (Green Card)
You hold or intend to hold non-immigrant F-1 or J-1 visa status while you are studying at CSU Fresno



1. There are two options to submit the application. 

Option I:  Submit the online application via Cal State Apply and pay a non-refundable application fee of $55 USD by credit card. 


Option II:  Submit the Paper Application. To avoid errors, please type your information in the fillable form.  Then, pay a non-refundable application fee of $55 USD at by credit card.  Or, it can be paid by check, money order, or bank draft.  Please make it payable to "California State University, Fresno". 

2. Official English Proficiency Score Report (Institution Code: 4312)

                             Graduate: TOEFL - Minimum of 80 iBT
                             IELTS - Minimum of 6.5 Band Score
                             PTE Academic - Minimum 53
                             Pearson's Test of English - 53

NOTE: Mail in an unofficial score report along with other required documents.

3. Original or certified copies of Academic Credentials with literal English translation.  Any coursework presented after an offer of admission is made will not be considered for credit.

All academic work must be included. See chart below.


4.     Financial document (no older than 6 months) from sponsors showing the amount and source of support for a minimum of one school year of study. For details please review the estimated yearly cost chart here.

5.     A copy of the biographic information/photo page in your passport.

6.     Three Letters of Recommendation (if applicable).

7.     Official admission test score report (GRE* or GMAT*) - if applicable
     *Required by certain graduate programs.

NOTE: Mail in an unofficial score report along with other required documents.

8.     Additional Documentation (if required by the department) - Masters’ candidates must meet additional program requirements as specified by the major department. 


Express mail your completed application with official documents to: 

California State University, Fresno
International Student Services & Programs (ISSP)
5150 N. Maple Ave. M/S JA56 
Fresno, California 93740 USA



Please scan and email your unofficial documents immediately to the Admissions Specialists below. Upon admission, official documents will be required. Please refer to the information below so that you can contact the appropriate international admissions member if you require any assistance. 

Last name begins with ALPHA:

A-G  Danny Wan      

H-P  Brenton Conner

Q-Z  Geovany Castillo


Await Confirmation of Application 

* You will receive an automatic email response confirming our receipt of your online application. 

* Your application cannot be processed until all required materials are received.