Obtaining your Visa

Once you receive your acceptance packet with your I-20, you need to contact your nearest U.S. Consulate/Embassy and schedule your visa appointment. Each U.S. Consulate/Embassy webpage will have a list of the required documents for your interview. If you plan to bring dependents (spouse or child), contact International Education and Global Engagement directly in order to request their I-20s.


Health Insurance

Stanislaus State requires all registered F-1 and J-1 students to carry health insurance with the following minimums:

  • Medical benefits of at least $100,000 per accident or illness
  • Repatriation of remains in the amount of $25,000
  • Expenses associated with the medical evacuation of the exchange visitor to his or her home country in the amount of $50,000
  • A deductible not to exceed $500 per accident or illness

Institutional Accreditation

California State University, Stanislaus received its first accreditation in 1964 and a 10-year accreditation in 1999 from:

Western Association of Schools and Colleges
985 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 100
Alameda, CA 94501

Phone: (510) 748-9001
Fax: (510) 748-9797