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CSUDH is a comprehensive university offering more than 60 bachelor’s and master’s degree programs to more than 15,000 students. CSUDH offers six distinguished Colleges, each one a center of learning excellence led by renowned faculty and staff. Learn more about our Colleges here, and online at

Degree-Seeking Students

Students who look to attend our university for more than a year and seek to earn a degree choose this program.


  1. Apply online through CalStateApply and complete your profile.
  2. Choose CSU Dominguez Hills as the campus and then select the program you wish you apply to.
  3. Pay the $55 non-refundable application fee via credit card.
  4. After your online application is submitted, contact the International Outreach Office ( for your CSU Dominguez Hills assigned campus ID number. 
  5. Report official TOEFL or academic IELTS score to California State University, Dominguez Hills. The institution code for ETS is 4098. To expedite application processes, a copy of test scores can be submitted to the International Outreach Office.
  6. Submit official academic records (transcripts, marks, etc.) to the International Outreach Office. Write your campus ID number on the envelope.
  7. Submit financial support affidavit and a bank statement or financial guarantee.

*Graduate program applicants must check the appropriate graduate program website for further application requirements, such as program specific application form, GRE/ GMAT score, recommendation letter, etc. Some graduate programs have earlier application and document deadlines. General requirements can be found at the following website. . Click on the 'Programs Offered' link.


Submit all supplemental documents to:

International Outreach Office
College of Extended and International Education
California State University, Dominguez Hills
1000 E. Victoria Street, EE 1300
Carson, CA 90747

Semester at CSUDH

Study Abroad America (SAA) is offered through ALCP. SAA allows international students to take university courses to gain university credits while experiencing American culture. Popular courses include Business Administration, Public Administration, Clinical Science, Prosthetics, Physics, Biology, and Computer Science.

ESL Students

The American Language and Culture Program (ALCP) offers an Intensive English Program (IEP) that is designed to assist individuals achieve their academic or professional goals. There are different levels in the program, and ALCP offers English waivers for conditionally admitted students. Through the ALCP Bridge program, students in Level 6 or above can combine intensive English with one or two university courses.

Conditional Admission - Conditional admission is available to academically qualified applicants without English proficiency who receive guaranteed admission to CSU Dominguez Hills and selected local community colleges. Interested students must apply to CSUDH and ALCP to have their application processed. Contact the International Outreach Office for further information on conditional admission.

Application Process for ESL & Study Abroad America Programs

  • Completed application
  • US $100 non-refundable application fee
  • Financial verification (bank statement/financial guarantee)
    [A minimum of US $11,750 (SAA: must be available for one semester), or US $25,000 is required for an academic year; $11,500 (IEP)]
  • Copy of passport (picture page)
  • Study Abroad America Program: English test score for the (TOEFL or Academic IELTS)
  • For express courier service, include additional US $100 on the application fee
  • A copy of your most recent transcript

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