Application Deadlines

Application Deadlines

DEADLINES FOR RECEIPT OF COMPLETED APPLICATIONS:

March 1: For fall semester (August – December) or academic year (August – May)

October 1: For spring semester (January – May) or calendar year (January – December)

NOTE: Timely application provides best opportunity for registration in preferred subjects. The exchange coordinator at your home institution should contact the CSU exchange coordinator to clarify the situation for applying after the above deadlines, preferably no later than mid-March or mid-October.

Application & Acceptance Process Timeline

Study at CSU for FALL Semester (August – December) or Academic Year (August – May)

February: Nominations of applicants for fall semester or the academic year are received by the CSU exchange Coordinator by early to mid-February. Nominated applicants will receive a link via email with directions for completing the online application process.

March: CSU exchange program coordinators approve applications and supporting documents, issue acceptance email messages with instructions for housing and registration, and assist students with online enrollment in preferred classes.

April: Acceptance packets are mailed to partners for distribution to students. Packets include DS2019 (for J-1 student visa) and immunization form. Other materials and instructions are provided online and via email.

March-July: Exchange program coordinators correspond with students and partners regarding housing assignments, arrival information, travel plans, temporary housing upon arrival if needed, and enrollment in classes.

Early-August: Arrival information confirmed, including flight details and housing arrangements. Students attend international student orientation upon arrival.

Study at CSU for SPRING Semester (January – May) or Calendar Year (January – December)

September: Nominations of applicants for spring semester or the calendar year are received by the CSU exchange coordinator by early to mid-September. Nominated applicants will receive a link via email with directions for completing the online application process.

October: CSU exchange program coordinators approve applications and supporting documents, issue acceptance email messages with instructions for housing and registration, and assist students with online enrollment in preferred classes.

November: Acceptance packets are mailed to partners for distribution to students. Packets include DS2019 (for J-1 student visa) and immunization form. Other materials and instructions are provided online and via email.

October-December: Exchange program coordinators correspond with students and partners regarding housing assignments, arrival information, travel plans, temporary housing upon arrival, and enrollment in classes.

Early January: Arrival information confirmed, including flight details and housing arrangements. Students attend international student orientation upon arrival.