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International Education & Global Engagement
  • Fall 2020 Admitted International Student

    Required Steps to Enrollment

    Congratulations on your admission to California State University, Long Beach. Admitted international students must follow and complete the Required Steps to Enrollment listed below. It is important to read carefully and follow all the steps to aid in your transition to CSULB.

    Newly admitted students for Spring 2021 should wait for the Spring 2021 Required Steps to Enrollment, which will be made available after September 2020.

    If you have any questions on how to activate your Beach ID and accept your admission offer, please click here to read through this guide

    Fall 2020 Steps to Enrollment

    1. Complete the “Next Steps” list for your academic program level

    2. Participate in Optional Pre-Arrival Session 
    a. An invitation will be emailed to you for our June 2020 session.

    3. Submit Final Academic Reports & Documents to International Admissions
    a. Deadlines:
         i. Undergraduates: July 15, 2020
         ii. Graduates & Posbac: October 1, 2020
    b. Mail documents to International Admissions (IA)

    4. Clear your Holds 
    You cannot register for classes until all your holds are cleared in your MyCSULB account hold list.
    Click here to check your holds

    Check MyCSULB for these CIE holds:
    1. Admissions Documents
    2. Immigration Check-In
    3. Health Insurance
    You are required to purchase the CSULB approved health insurance coverage via JCB before registering for courses.
    Freshman and Transfers must purchase insurance before SOAR
    Click here to get insurance

    4. Follow instructions on how to Receive your I-20 
    a. Obtain your CSULB I-20

    b. For questions about I-20, email

    5. Immigration Check-In 
    After you arrive in the U.S. you must upload check-in documents online. Click here for instructions. 

    6. Attend Mandatory International Orientation 
    a. Orientation week begins: Monday, August 17, 2020. Click here for orientation details

    Important Contacts
    International Admissions (IA)

    IA can help you with questions about transcripts, academic records, admissions document holds.

    Office of International Students & Scholars (ISS)

    ISS can help you with questions about insurance holds, check-in and orientation information.

    Newly Admitted Students