To apply for admission in graduate studies, please follow the
Apply online at Cal State Apply. You
can find a paper application here. Please be sure
to mark non-resident in the citizenship portion of the
- Please also visit the Graduate
School’s website for submitting additional required
documents. Some specialized graduate programs have
program-specific application requirements. Be sure that
you have reviewed your desired program’s webpage and are
fully aware of their application requirements.
Submit a Non-refundable Application Fee of $70
- The $70 USD nonrefundable application fee can be paid by
credit card during online application OR
mailed in the form of a check, money order, or wire transfer
payable to The California State University, Stanislaus.
- Write an autobiographical
essay about yourself, your interests, and future
plans on a separate sheet of paper. Approximately 500 to 750
- Original or certified copies of Academic
Credentials with literal English translation. All academic
work must be included.
Transcripts, certificates, diplomas, mark sheets, and
test scores must be sent directly from the issuing
institution or in a sealed envelope to the Office of
International Education to be considered official. All
records submitted become the property of the University.
Records submitted by students who do not enroll are
retained for only one year. The University reserves the
right to determine what constitutes an official document.
Certified English translations must accompany all
non-English original documents.
Official English Proficiency Score Report minimum
requirements (Institution Code: 4713).
- Graduate minimum requirements:
TOEFL iBT: 80 with part scores of
20 Reading, 19 Listening, 16 Writing
IELTS: 6.5 Band with part scores of
Submit a Certificate of Finance Form.
- Submit an original or certified copy of
a financial statement (no older than six
- A copy of the biographic information/photo page
in your passport.
Three Letters of Recommendation (if
Official admission test score report (GRE* or
GMAT*)- if applicable.
- *Required by certain graduate programs.
Evaluation of Academic Credentials (Credential
All students with coursework from countries other than the United
States need to provide a report of course work and degree
equivalency to U.S. standards – through a credential evaluation.
Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by one of the approved
organizations listed here. These organizations
are private enterprises that have been approved by the California
Commission on Teacher Credentialing and they charge a fee for
their services. In all instances, original, official
documentation will be required when requesting an
When seeking the evaluation be sure to request
a Comprehensive/Detailed Report, which must include the
- Identification of institution(s) attended, dates of
attendance, credential(s) earned, and the United States
- Individual courses taken with semester units
- Individual course grade equivalents
- Course levels in terms of lower and upper-division, graduate
and professional level for each post-secondary course evaluated
- Overall grade point average (GPA)