International Applicants

Cal State LA welcomes students from around the world who wish to study at our beautiful, urban campus close to Downtown Los Angeles. The University has been a leader in providing high-quality higher education for 70 years and now counts more than 250,000 alumni. Cal State LA's seven colleges offer more than 60 nationally recognized graduate and undergraduate programs across a wide range of disciplines.

Click on your student level below to learn more about our programs and admission process:

  • Freshman - Students who have or will graduate high school and have not earned college credit beyond the summer immediately following graduation.
  • Transfer - Students who have earned college credit the summer beyond high school graduation but have not earned a Bachelor's degree.
  • Graduate, Credential, Certificate, and 2nd Bachelor's Program Applicants - Students who hold a Bachelor's degree and wish to continue their education in graduate studies or other post-baccalaureate programs.
Email Communications:
Cal State LA uses email as the official means of communication with applicants.
Be aware, we found that the following email hosts have blocked emails from the University:
  • individual school email domains
If you currently have an email account with one of the above email hosts, we strongly encourage you to:
  1. Create a new email account with an alternate email host (e.g.,,, etc.); and
  2. Mark the domain ( as a safe sender in your email account so Cal State LA communications are not flagged as spam/junk mail.