Cultivating Cultural Exchange

The International Admissions Office is your comprehensive resource for program information, advice, and assistance in applying to CMU. We understand the challenges international students face when choosing a college abroad. Our desire is to provide a smooth process and to help you fulfill your educational goals.

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We are accepting enrollments in our San Diego main campus only. 
Latest Update: March 15, 2024 

Cultivating Cultural Exchange

General Admissions Requirements

Associate of Science in Business Administration (ASBA)

  • High School Graduate
  • Official transcripts
  • Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction must receive a minimum score of 61 on the TOEFL Internet-Based Test (iBT), or a 6.0 on the International English Language Test (IELTS), a 44 on the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) Score Report or a 95 on the Duolingo English Test. For students wishing to have their TOEFL test results sent directly to the University, CMU’s TOEFL code is 7457. 

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA)

  • High School Graduate
  • Official transcripts
  • Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction must receive a minimum score of 61 on the TOEFL Internet-Based Test (iBT), or a 6.0 on the International English Language Test (IELTS), a 44 on the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) Score Report or a 95 on the Duolingo English Test. For students wishing to have their TOEFL test results sent directly to the University, CMU’s TOEFL code is 7457. 

Master of Science in Business Administration (MBA)

  • Bachelor Degree with overall GPA of 2.0 or better. California Miramar University accepts a 3 year Bachelor Degree.
  • Official transcripts evaluated by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) http://www.naces.org/members.html.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction must receive a minimum score of 71 on the TOEFL Internet-Based Test (iBT) or 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS), a 50 on the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) Score Report or a 100 on the Duolingo English Test. For students wishing to have their TOEFL test results sent directly to the University, CMU’s TOEFL code is 7457. 

Master of Science in Computer Information Systems (MSCIS)

  • Bachelor Degree with overall GPA of 2.0 or better. California Miramar University accepts a 3 year Bachelor Degree.
  • Official transcripts evaluated by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) http://www.naces.org/members.html.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction must receive a minimum score of 71 on the TOEFL Internet-Based Test (iBT) or 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS), a 50 on the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) Score Report or a 100 on the Duolingo English Test. For students wishing to have their TOEFL test results sent directly to the University, CMU’s TOEFL code is 7457. 

Doctor of Business Administration (DBA)

  • Master Degree with overall GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Official transcripts evaluated by a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) http://www.naces.org/members.html.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not earned a degree from an appropriately accredited institution where English is the principal language of instruction must receive a minimum score of 80 on the TOEFL Internet-Based Test (iBT) or 6.5 on the International English Language Test (IELTS), or a 58 on the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) Score Report, or a 105 on the Duolingo English Test. For students wishing to have their TOEFL test results sent directly to the University, CMU’s TOEFL code is 7457. 
  • Minimum of 30 hours of graduate coursework in a business related field.
  • Three years of combined teaching/professional work experience.
  • Three letters of recommendation

DBA students will also need:

  • DBA Supplemental Form
  • 3 letters of recommendation
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Application

Application

 

Apply Online

You will be assigned a CMU International Admissions Representative

Email Copy of Passport, Transcripts, Bank Statements

TOEFL, IELTS Score, Duolingo (Medium of Instruction letter is accepted)

Statement of Purpose

Transcript Evaluation

International Processing Fee of $95 includes Transcript Evaluation 

Acceptance

Acceptance

 

Acceptance Letter

I-20 Issued

Complete Visa Process

Receive Visa

Enrollment After Visa Issued

Enrollment After Visa Issued

Academic Evaluation Finalized

Student Performance Fact Sheet

Enrollment Agreement Signed (Electronically)

Academic Credentials From Foreign Colleges and Universities

Students who wish to transfer credits from foreign institutions based outside the United States or Canada must first have those credits evaluated by an organization or agency accepted by California Miramar University. CMU recognizes all members of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (“NACES”). A list of the members of NACES can be found at www.naces.org.

The Visa Process

The Visa Process

International students are required to obtain an F-1 visa to attend California Miramar University (CMU) and study in the USA. Once you have been admitted to CMU, you will be issued an I-20 or Certificate of Eligibility for Nonimmigrant (F-1) by CMU’s International Admissions Office.

Pre-Arrival Information

Pre-Arrival Information

We have created a Pre-Arrival Information PDF with important information you need to read before coming to study in San Diego. Click on the button below to get all the details you need about documents to bring, housing in San Diego, and more.

  • Affordable – Same tuition for all students regardless of domestic or international.

  • Faculty – Experts bringing real world experiences into the classroom.

  • Class Size – Small classes offering higher faculty-student interaction.

  • Student Services – Dynamic personal assistance and not just a number.

  • No SAT, GMAT, or GRE scores required.

  • Location – Mediterranean climate, miles of beaches, cultural venues, sports, and a short drive to Los Angeles, mountains, and desert.

Academic Credentials From Foreign Colleges and Universities

International Admissions FAQ

Can I study fully online?

If studying outside the U.S., all programs can be taken completely online. International students with a visa are only allowed one online class per semester per government rules.

Am I eligible to transfer credits from my home country degree?

Yes, if the credits are for the same degree level you will be studying at CMU. See our catalog for the maximum number of credits allowed per degree level.

Do I need to send my original transcript?

Students will need to provide original transcripts during the admission process or within 30 days of enrollment.

Do my transcripts need to be evaluated?

All foreign degree transcripts with the exception of high school, will need to be evaluated.

What are the enrollment periods?

There are six start dates per year and admissions are on a rolling basis.

Can I apply for any of the campuses?

California Miramar University offers different programs at each campus. San Diego accepts both undergraduate and graduate students. Our La Puente location accepts undergraduate students only.

Is there financial aid for international students?

Currently, there is not any financial aid for international students; however, California Miramar University offers affordable tuition and does not charge international students a higher rate of tuition than our domestic students.

Is there on campus housing?

California Miramar University does not offer on-campus housing for students. We have local resources here to help, for assistance and further details on housing options, please visit our Housing (link) page.

Do I need health insurance?

While health insurance is not a mandatory requirement for international students at California Miramar University, we highly recommend obtaining comprehensive health coverage for the duration of your studies.

Can I work as an international student?

Yes, international students have the opportunity to engage in legal employment through Curricular Practical Training (CPT) and Optional Practical Training (OPT) programs. It is important to note that there are specific requirements and regulations governing CPT and OPT. California Miramar University can help.

Do you offer conditional acceptance?

A Conditional Acceptance letter may be issued to students who need proof of acceptance in the University in order to apply for a bank loan or who may not yet have their final transcripts. The Conditional Acceptance is valid for a period of three (3) months from the date of issuance. There is a $19.00 nonrefundable processing fee for the document.

Conditional Acceptance Request Form