Application Process


Semester Deadline:
Fall Term (August-December) and Academic Year (August-May) Mid-March
Spring Term (January - May) Mid-October

*Please note that deadlines are subject to change and the CSU systemwide program deadlines may differ.

Late applications are only accepted with permission from the CSULB Inbound Exchange Advisor and should be requested via the exchange coordinators, not students. 

All exchange students must maintain full-time status (each semester).
Year-long exchange students must remain in good academic standing after semester one (at least a 2.0 GPA or 'C' average) in order to continue for a second semester.

Step-by-Step Process

  1. Your home international exchange advisor will need to nominate you for the CSULB exchange program.
  2. Apply to CSULB (specific application information will be sent to you once you have been nominated by your home institution).
  3. Receive the acceptance letter and DS 2019 form.
  4. Apply for a U.S. visa.
  5. Purchase mandatory insurance coverage