New Students / Graduate Students

Form I-20 for New International Students

All admitted international students planning to attend California State University Fullerton on an F-1 student visa must submit the following documents to ISS Documents Upload.  

Please make sure to include your full name and Campus-wide Identification number (CWID) on all documents. 

Please do not send your documents by email.  

  • Financial Affidavit of Support
  • Proof of Funding (bank statement or sponsor letter)
  • Funding can come from one, or a combination of the following: student’s personal funds, funds from sponsor(s) (parent or relative), government sponsor, or CSUF scholarship.
  • Bank statements
    • Student's name and/or sponsor's name must appear on bank documents and must match name(s) listed in Financial Affidavit.
    • Available funds can be in US Dollars or in currency of home country.
    • Name and address of bank must appear on document(s).
    • It must be dated within last year of submission.
    • If bank statement is not in English, it must have account holder’s name in English.
    • Bank documents must show minimum amount required based on academic level and major, according to Estimate Cost for one year (see chart on Affidavit).
    • Funds must be readily available for use (i.e., savings, checking, or investment accounts that can be withdrawn from immediately)
  • If sponsored by your home government, please ask sponsor to submit financial scholarship letter directly to International Students & Scholars and CSUF Student Business Services.
  • Copy of your Passport

Transfer of your SEVIS Record to Cal State Fullerton (if applicable)

Whether If you currently have an active SEVIS record and are attending another SEVIS-approved school or on approved Optional Practical Training (OPT or STEM OPT Extension), please notify the Designated School Official at your current school that you have been admitted to CSUF and request to transfer your SEVIS record to California State University, Fullerton, School Code: LOS214F00210000.

Deadline for Transfer of SEVIS Record: 

  • Fall Admitted Students: August 15 or before the end of your 60-day grace period, whichever date is earlier
  • Spring Admitted Students: January 15 or before the end of your 60-day grace period, whichever date is earlier