International Programs

CSU Transcripts

Below is a list of frequently asked questions about final CSU transcripts for incoming students who have completed their exchange at the CSU through the CSU International Programs.

Question:  Do students or exchange university partners have to request transcripts for each exchange student?

Answer: No.  At the end of the student’s exchange period, the host CSU campus forwards ONE official transcript for the exchange student to the CSU International Programs in Long Beach, California (not to be confused with the CSU campus in Long Beach). This means that exchange partners and exchange students do NOT have to order official transcripts since this will be done automatically.

Question: Will the CSU International Programs send transcripts directly to the student?

Answer: No. Transcripts are always mailed to exchange partners via courier. Note the following:

  • Transcripts for students from Paris, France will be sent to the MICEFA Office in Paris who will distribute transcripts to MICEFA partners via regular mail.
  • Transcripts for students from Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany will be sent to our office at the University of Tuebingen who will distribute transcripts to Baden-Wuerttemberg partners via regular mail.

Question:  How long does it take for exchange partners to receive transcripts?

Answer:  On the average, it takes 10 to 12 weeks from the date that the last term attended officially ended. The CSU is aware of the importance of providing transcripts as quickly as possible so students should refrain from contacting the campuses in hopes of receiving transcripts sooner. Note that the CSU transcript will not be released if there is a debt on the student’s account. 

Question:  Is it possible to get more than one official transcript?

Answer:  Yes, but students are responsible for ordering additional transcripts directly from their host CSU campus and for paying any fees associated with additional transcripts. Transcript costs can vary between campuses. Students can also obtain unofficial transcripts which may be less expensive or at no cost, depending on the campus. For instructions on how to order transcripts, students should visit their host CSU campus website, or contact the International Office at their host CSU campus.