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We encourage international students to apply for CSU Monterey Bay's online program. The flexibility of our learning platform and the accessibility of our resources makes CSUMB online a good choice for students from nations around the world, located on military bases or on the move. When you learn online, your campus is wherever you are.

Foreign Credit Evaluation

Applicants who earned their bachelor's degrees from colleges or universities outside the United States must utilize services approved by CSU Monterey Bay to have a course-by-course evaluation performed of their undergraduate transcript(s). Please contact our international admissions team at internationaladmissions@csumb.edu for questions.

You may choose any translation and evaluation services provided by an NACES member. For a list of members visit: National Association of Credential Evaluation Services.

TOEFL

English language proficiency must be demonstrated by any candidate whose undergraduate degree language of instruction was other than English, regardless of recent work history. Applicants must take and provide scores of either the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The TOEFL Test is widely administered in a variety of test-taking formats.

Following are the minimum score requirements for this program:
  • Internet-based exam: 80
  • Paper-based exam: 550

California State University, Monterey Bay's TOEFL code is 1945.

TOEFL scores must be sent directly to an Admissions Advisor. TOEFL scores are valid for two years after the test is administered.

The IELTS must be taken within the previous two years and the minimum score must equal or exceed 6.5.

Students should have score reports delivered to:

California State University, Monterey Bay Online Education Center
123 N Upper Wacker Dr
Suite 2200
Chicago, IL 60606

For more information about being an international student, please click here.

For more information on the English Proficiency Requirement, please click here.