Semester@CSUMB is a unique program designed for students who qualify for an F-1 visa and who wish to come to CSU Monterey Bay to study for one or two semesters. This program is ideal for international students who wish to become more proficient in English by living and studying with American students and/or who wish to apply for a degree program at CSUMB but need more time to complete the admissions process.
Download the Semester@CSUMB Application form
(30kb pdf file - opens in a new browser tab/window).
Download the Semester@CSUMB Registration form
(110kb pdf file - opens in a new browser tab/window).
Download the Financial Affidavit for Semester@CSUMB Students
(140kb pdf file - opens in a new browser tab/window).
The cost of the Semester@CSUMB program is $4500 for 12 units of classes each semester the student enrolls (for a maximum of two semesters), including an $89 non-refundable application fee. Additional units can be taken at a cost of $195 per unit.
Students can register for classes the first day of classes on a “seat available” basis. In addition, the student must have the academic qualifications needed to succeed in the class, as determined by the faculty teaching the course.
Students must demonstrate a high-level of English ability: proof of three years of courses taken in English; a TOEFL score of at least 450; or, an IELTS score of 60 is required.
Students must also demonstrate financial eligibility; Proof of a minimum of $15,500 per semester is required.
The deadline to apply for this program is November 1, 2012 for spring semester, 2013, and March 15, 2013 for fall semester, 2013. Earlier applications are appreciated.
Students on the Semester at CSUMB are encouraged to live on campus and participate in campus activities. However, students who wish to live in the local communities with family members are allowed to do so.
Semester@CSUMB students are not eligible for any form of financial aid or the Presidential Fee Waiver.
Semester@CSUMB students must be at least 18 years of age and willing and able to abide by the rules and guidelines of conduct put forth by CSUMB, Immigration and Customs, and the laws of the state of California and the United States of America.
Semester@CSU Monterey Bay
Cost - $11,331
Tuition - $4500 (Includes 12 units including six prescribed units*.)
Fees - $950
Housing - $2856 (double occupancy in Sanderling or other Divarty dorm)
Meals - $1500
Personal costs – Medical insurance - $600 (required)
Additional meals - $400 (required)
Additional travel - $600 (optional)
Excursions - $525
*Prescribed courses may include Colloquial English or Academic English and “Defining Culture: Unpacking and repacking your bags”, which includes relevant pre-excursion lectures, discussions of California history, what culture is and how it impacts students studying abroad.
• • Semester@CSUMB • •
Now accepting applications
for Spring 2013