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ALI Application Procedure

The steps necessary to apply to the ALI differ depending on F-1 visa status. If you have questions about the process or need guidance, please contact us.

Application process for new F-1 visa students

1) Prepare and gather the following documents:

  • Completed application for enrollment form
  • Statement of Financial Support form and documentation. Applicants of ALI must provide evidence of adequate financial resources for their period of study in the U.S. A bank statement or a bank letter listing available funds of at least $22,700 USD is required. This is an approximate cost of tuition, fees, living expenses, health insurance, books, and supplies for a single student. Married applicants who plan to bring a spouse and/or children must certify an additional $6,000 USD for each dependent. All documents must be in English.
  • Copy of your valid passport that lists your legal name and birthdate

2) Pay the $125 application fee via FlyWire. 

  • Visit www.flywire.com
  • Click on “I want to pay” and search for California State University - Bakersfield Extended University Division
  • Complete the form and pay the $125 application fee

3) Mail or email all documents above to:

California State University, Bakersfield
International Recruitments - EEGO | 30BDC
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

ali@csub.edu

4) Upon acceptance to ALI, purchase a shipping label for your I-20 and visa documents (shipping details in the ALI application)

5) Upon receipt of visa documents, make an appointment with the U.S. Embassy in your home country to complete the process.

Application process for NON-F-1 visa students

1) Prepare and gather the following documents:

  • Completed application for enrollment form
  • Statement of Financial Support form and documentation. Applicants of ALI must provide evidence of adequate financial resources for their period of study in the U.S. A bank statement or a bank letter listing available funds of at least $22,700 USD is required. This is an approximate cost of tuition, fees, living expenses, health insurance, books, and supplies for a single student. Married applicants who plan to bring a spouse and/or children must certify an additional $6,000 USD for each dependent. All documents must be in English.
  • Copy of your valid passport that lists your legal name and birthdate

2) Pay the $125 application fee via FlyWire. 

  • Visit www.flywire.com
  • Click on “I want to pay” and search for California State University - Bakersfield Extended University Division
  • Complete the form and pay the $125 application fee

3) Mail or email all documents above to:

California State University, Bakersfield
International Recruitments - EEGO | 30BDC
9001 Stockdale Highway
Bakersfield, CA 93311-1022

ali@csub.edu