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Fall 2021 Intake

To exchange partners and their nominated students:  The application, application instructions and additional resources for the Fall 2021 is currently being updated and will be available on this webpage by mid-December. In the interim, exchange applicants may use the documents below as a guide although information is subject to change for Fall 2021.  Please check this webpage regularly for updated information.

To get familiar with our campuses, go to our webpage, "CSU Campuses at a Glance". In one place, this page provides links to all campuses plus it has other information that will help partners and students with selecting campuses for exchange. 

CSU Systemwide Student Exchange Application. Prior versions of the application will not be accepted.

Application Instructions (click on hyperlink below): 
- For applicants who have applied to the CSU Exchange Program in 2020-21 and are deferring to Fall 2021
- For new applicants who have never applied to the CSU Exchange Program

CSU Campus and Course Selection Guidelines.  This document provides information on how to select campuses and courses (subjects). Brief course descriptions are available on all campus websites. This document will be updated by mid-December.

CSU Subject/Course Information. This webpage contains information on courses, the credit system used at the CSU, course levels and other information. Brief course descriptions are available on all campus websites. Course syllabi (outlines) are provided on the first day of class although some campus departments provide their syllabi online. Refer to the webpage for more information.

English Language Proficiency Requirements.  This document explains the English language proficiency requirements for exchange applicants. Test scores should be submitted with the application. CSU campuses may request for original test results to be sent to them directly. 
Declaration of Financial Support.  Applicants are required to complete and submit this form with their application. Applicants should be prepared to submit actual proof of finances (such as bank statements) upon request, after being placed at a campus. This is necessary to show that applicants have liquid funds available to support them while on exchange. The host CSU campus will contact the applicant to confirm the amount of funds needed, explain what constitutes acceptable forms of proof of financial support and advise if other forms are required in order to be admitted to the campus. Documents must be mailed directly to the host campus. 
  • CSU Campus Costs and Requirements for 2021-22. This is a guide to help students select campuses that fit within their budget. It includes information on the financial amounts that campuses require as well as minimum grade and TOELT/IELTS requirements for each campus. 
Student Health: Health/Immunization Requirements. Students attending CSU campuses are subject to immunization requirements. For further information, click on the above link for the Student Health website for the campus (or campuses) you wish to list on your application. It is important to look at the immunization requirements at the time you are applying to the CSU or at least six months prior to your scheduled arrival to your host CSU campus in order to schedule any immunization shots necessary.

Application Deadline Date and Submission. 

Deadlines             CSU Campuses
12 Feb 2021
Long Beach, Los Angeles, Maritime Academy, and San Diego. Late applications for these campuses will not be considered.
19 Feb 2021

Bakersfield, Channel Islands, Pomona, San Jose, San Luis Obispo*, and San Marcos. 

5 March 2021

Chico, Dominguez Hills, East Bay, Fresno, Fullerton, Monterey Bay, Northridge, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Francisco, Sonoma, and Stanislaus. Late applications for these campuses may be considered where possible.

*The San Luis Obispo campus is the only campus that operates on the quarter system where three quarters equal to one academic year.
Note: The Humboldt campus is unavailable for inbound exchange in Fall 2021.