Semester at CSUN, Short Course

Semester at CSUN, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 4 months
    Duration

About

Typically, students choose Semester at CSUN Semester at CSUN program in order to:

  • complete coursework (credits earned can be transferred to their home universities or can be applied toward a degree at CSUN or another U.S. university or college should that institution approve the credit transfer),
  • study subjects not taught or not available in their home countries,
  • gain new perspectives in their fields of study,
  • experience campus life at an American university, and/or
  • learn about the culture of Southern California

Students may choose from the many courses offered by the university each semester. Enrollment is on a space-available basis and requires students to meet the course prerequisites and obtain the department's/instructor's approval.

The full range of support services offered to Semester at CSUN students, includes academic advisement and assistance in choosing appropriate courses, assistance with registration, and general assistance throughout the semester to ease assimilation with campus life.

Participants in this program also receive a CSUN student identification card, which provides access to campus-wide free Wi-Fi connection, computer labs, and printers. Students can also use the Oviatt Library, Student Health Center, Student Recreation Center (for a small fee), swimming pools, and many other university facilities.

This program is offered by California State University Northridge California State University Northridge.

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Semester at CSUN (SAC) is a university study-abroad program that enables international students who meet CSUN’s English-language requirement to enroll in regular undergraduate university credit or noncredit classes.

Students choose to study in SAC in order to:
  • complete coursework for which they can transfer credit to their home university,
  • learn subject matter not available to them in their home country,
  • gain new perspectives on subjects,
  • experience campus life at an American university, and
  • experience the Southern California lifestyle.

SAC allows you to choose from the many courses offered by the university each semester and enroll on a space-available basis by meeting the course prerequisites and obtaining instructor approval. With some restrictions, the credits earned may be applied toward a degree at CSUN or another university or college, shortening the time needed to complete your degree.

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Applicant MUST have ALL of the following satisfied before the application will be processed and a Form I-20 will be issued for the Semester at CSUN (SAC) program:
  • Be at least 18 years of age by the start of the program.
  • Have completed high school.
  • Be an Undergraduate level student in their home country (graduate students are accepted to the SAC program on a case-by-case basis).
  • Undergraduate level student has a minimum grade point average of 2.0, based on a 4.0 grading system, from an accredited institution. (graduate level student has a minimum grade point average of 2.5, based on a 4.0 grading system, from an accredited institution).
  • Meet the English-language proficiency (see “English-Language Proficiency” section below for list of tests and minimum scores).
  • A current IEP student who passes the IELTS, TOEFL, or obtains a TOEFL waiver and wants to study in SAC the upcoming semester must apply to SAC. Evaluation will be based on SAC program requirements.
  • Program Application Fee is received at the time of the online application. This fee is non-refundable.
  • All required documents are submitted at the time of the online application.
  • Program Tuition for the FIRST SEMESTER is received in FULL and successfully posted on the student’s account.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    6900 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6900 USD for the full programme and a duration of 4 months.
  • National Applies to you

    6900 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6900 USD for the full programme and a duration of 4 months.
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Living costs for Los Angeles

  • 1520 - 2570 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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