Newly Admitted Students

Fall 2023 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 Spring 2024 should wait for the Spring 2024 Required Steps to Enrollment, which will be made available after October 2023.

  1. Complete the “Next Steps” list for your academic program level.
  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.
        • First-year students and Transfers must purchase JCB medical insurance IMMEDIATELY after signing up for SOAR.
        • Click here to purchase JCB Health Insurance.
  3. Submit Final Academic Reports & Documents to International Admissions
    1. Deadlines:
      1. Undergraduates: July 15, 2023
      2. Graduates & Postbac: September 1, 2023
    2. Mail documents to International Admissions (IA):
              Center for International Education
              International Admission
              6300 East State University Drive
              FND 185B
              Long Beach, CA 90815 USA
    3. If you have any questions for the International Admissions Team, submit a ticket inquiry.
  4. Follow instructions on how to Receive your CSULB form I-20
    1. Obtain your CSULB I-20
    2. For questions about I-20, email
  5. 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).
      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                   (All newly admitted students are required to do Immigration Check-In)
      1. Click here to submit your documents.
    3. Attend Mandatory International Orientation
      1. Orientation week begins: Monday, August 14, 2023
      2. Click here for orientation details.

International Admissions (IA) can help you with questions about transcripts, academic records, admissions document holds.
Submit a ticket inquiry.

Office of International Students & Scholars (ISS) can help you with questions about insurance holds, check-in and orientation information.