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Application Requirements

A. Previous Education Background

Students applying for admission to CSBU Master’s Degree programs are required to demonstrate their education level, professional skills and qualification necessary to benefit from the programs. At minimum, applicants who are considered to be eligible to be admitted should have earned a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with a cumulative 2.00 GPA. Applicants must provide proof of earned degree including photocopy of diploma and official transcripts. If any of the application documents is not in English, a certified translation must be provided.

B. English Proficiency

All applicants must meet minimum English Proficiency requirement to apply for Master’s degree program.

a. Applicants who have completed high school education or a degree program in an English speaking country* or school (Majority of the credits are earned in English) are considered meeting the entrance English requirement.

b. Applicants whose preparatory education was principally in a language other than English must prove sufficient skills in English to be considered for admission. English proficiencies can be assessed by a standardized test, such as TOEFL or IELTS. Students need to get minimum score of English proficiency test (see below) to meet degree program admission requirement.

Applicants must receive a minimum score of 61 on the TOEFL Internet Based Test (iBT), or a 5.0 on the International English Language Test (IELTS). TOEFL Institution Code for CSBU is 6691.

*Education earned or a citizen from the following countries are considered meeting the requirement: Antigua, Australia, Barbados, Bermuda, Bahamas, Belize, British Virgin Islands, Canada (except Quebec), Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Nevis & St. Kitts, St. Lucia, South Africa, St. Vincent, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, and the United Kingdom (English, Scotland, Northern Ireland & Wales.)

C. Admission Application Materials

All applicants must submit the following materials to apply for master’s degree program:
a. Completed CSBU Application Form
b. Photocopy of State ID/driver license and/or Passport
c. Non-refundable University Admission Application Fee (see Tuition and Fee section for detail)
d. Official Transcripts from all universities attended.
e. Photocopy of diplomas from all degrees earned.
f. Proof of English Proficiency (waived if one of the degrees earned meets English Proficiency Requirement, B (a) listed above)

The following documents will be accepted by the University and used for English proficiency evaluation:
1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination official score report.
2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination official score report.
3. Evidence that the applicant’s first language is English. Documents must be provided to demonstrate that the applicant attended school(s) in a country where English is the official language and language of instruction.
4. CSBU English Placement Test.

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D. Additional Application Materials

The Admissions Committee accepts additional application materials from applicants. Applicants are encouraged to provide optional materials to demonstrate their qualification for admission. In case of minimum academic requirements are not met, the optional materials may be considered. Only the following materials will be accepted:
a. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report for application for Master of Science in Computer Science program
b. Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) score report for application for Master of Business Admission program
c. Letters of Recommendation. Letters should include the applicants’ academic and/or professional performance.
d. Statement of Purpose. Applicants may express their educational and professional goals by submitting an essay with application materials. Applicants may describe the purposes for attending graduate school. Word count may not exceed 600 words.
e. Resume
f. Relevant certificates, rewards and/or achievement in academic or profession.
All application materials submitted for admissions must be in English or must contain English translation on original copy. Any material provided in a language other than English must have certified English translation attached.

E. Application Submission

All application materials must be packed and mailed or handed in in person in one package, except for the official transcripts that are mailed directly from applicants’ previous institutions or testing organizations. Unless otherwise requested by admissions officers, separate application materials will not be considered for admission evaluation. Currently, only hardcopy materials will be accepted.

Application Mailing Address

Office of Admissions
California South Bay University
830 Stewart Drive, #118
Sunnyvale, CA 94085 U.S.A

All documents must be received by CSBU by the deadlines listed above for each trimester. Applicants may contact Office of Admissions for expedited application process request and late application information. Acceptable application fee payment methods include: cash, personal check/cashier’s check/money order, credit/debit card (paid through CSBU website). You may contact Office of Admissions for wire transfer.

Application Deadline

Semesters Applying for

Class Start Date

Application Deadline

Fall 2017

Aug. 28, 2017

Aug. 14, 2017

Spring 2018

Jan. 8, 2018

Dec. 15, 2017

Summer 2018

May. 7, 2018

Apr. 23, 2018

Fall 2018

Sep. 3, 2018

Aug. 20, 2018

 

* For Expedited Application process request or Late Application information, please contact Office of Admissions at 408-400-9008.