Newly Admitted Students

Spring 2021 Admitted International Student

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 Fall 2021 should wait for the Fall 2021 Required Steps to Enrollment, which will be made available after June 2021.

  1. Complete the “Next Steps” list for your academic program level
  2. Submit Final Academic Reports & Documents to International Admissions
        a. Deadlines:
                  i. Undergraduates: January 15, 2021
                  ii. Graduates & Postbac: March 1, 2021
        b. Mail documents to International Admissions (IA):
            Center for International Education
            International Admission
            6300 East State University Drive
            FND 180
            Long Beach, CA 90815 USA
       c. If you are unable to mail documents due to COVID-19 please email International Admissions (IA) immediately: cie-admission@csulb.edu
  3. Attend International Orientation Week Events
    a. Orientation week begins: Monday, January 11, 2021. Click here for orientation details.
    b. Orientations events will be offered online through Zoom.

    In addition to the “All Students Starting Spring 2021” steps, students beginning their CSULB program in the United States must also complete the steps below. You are required to comply with all F-1 regulatory requirements as an international student.

    1. Participate in Optional Pre-Arrival Session 
      1. An invitation will be emailed to you for our October 2020 session.
    2. Clear your Holds
      1. You cannot register for classes until all your holds are cleared in your MyCSULB account hold list. Click here to check your holds.
      2. Check MyCSULB for these CIE holds:
        1. International 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 2 weeks before SOAR
          • Click here to purchase JCB Health Insurance
    3. Follow instructions on how to Receive your CSULB form I-20
      1. Obtain your CSULB I-20
      2. For questions about I-20, email i20@csulb.edu
    4. Complete an Immigration Check-In
      1. When to do Immigration Check-in:
        1. After you enter the U.S. with your CSULB form I-20 (Please submit check-in documents within 3 days of your entry).
          OR
        2. Transfer student from another U.S. institution can submit immigration check-in documents after receiving the new CSULB form I-20.
      2. Submit your immigration documents to verify your status with CSULB
        1. Submit your documents click here
    5. Attend Mandatory International Orientation
      1. Orientation week begins: Monday, January 11, 2021. Click here for orientation details.

    In addition to the “All Students Starting Spring 2021” steps, students beginning their CSULB program from abroad due to the current COVID-19 regulatory guidance should review the following before registering for classes. 

    1. Clear your Holds
      1. You cannot register for classes until all your holds are cleared in your MyCSULB account hold list. Click here to check your holds.
      2. Check MyCSULB for these CIE holds:
        1. International Admissions Documents
    2. Students who begin their program from abroad are not required to complete immigration check-in or purchase health insurance. This requirement will waived for spring 2021 term.

    If you see the following holds on your MyCSULB account:

    1. Immigration Check-In
    2. Health Insurance

     Please E-mail: cie-student@csulb.edu 

    In the email include: Your name, BEACH ID, and indicate that you are starting spring 2021 from your Home County and need holds adjusted for course registration.

    Freshman and Transfers must request hold adjustments at least 2 weeks before SOAR.

    International Admissions (IA) can help you with questions about transcripts, academic records, admissions document holds.
    E-mail: cie-admission@csulb.edu

    Office of International Students & Scholars (ISS) can help you with questions about insurance holds, check-in and orientation information.
    E-mail: cie-student@csulb.edu