About Us

We welcome you as you begin the search for your university. Whether you are researching where you want to apply, have applied to Sac State, or have been admitted, the staff in Admissions & Outreach is here to assist you on your journey to matriculation.

Our goals are to help you learn about our campus through campus tours, classroom presentations, and publications; to provide the information you need to become a successful applicant; and to  answer any questions you have regarding your admission.


The Office of Admissions & Outreach facilitates access to higher education for potential students through outreach education, individual admission advising, and accurate, efficient document processing. These activities support the University in achieving optimal enrollment representation including ethnicity, gender, age and regional diversity.

Connect With Us

Admissions Counseling Center ~ Lassen Hall, room 1102

Sac State StudentsPre-Admission advising is available Monday thru Friday on a drop-in basis or by appointment.

Admissions staff is available to assist you with questions regarding applying to Sacramento State, College and Transfer Readiness, residency, or any other questions you may have regarding the admissions process.

Drop-in Hours:  Monday thru Friday, 9am to 4pm

Appointments are available on Fridays between 9am and 3pm (1/2 hour appointments). Longer appointments may be scheduled for students with out-of-state or international transcripts.  Call (916)278-7766 to schedule an appointment.

Be sure to bring your printed transcripts (unofficial or official) and other important documents with you:

  • AP or IB Scores
  • GE Evaluation and Educational Plan from Community College
  • Translated and/or evaluated foreign transcripts

Come take a Campus Tour

Sign up for a student-guided walking tour of our beautiful campus and hear first-hand from a current Hornet what life is like at Sacramento State!

Join us for an Online Admissions Event

Sign up for one of our Online Admissions events and chat "online" with our staff!

Find Us in Your School

Our Admissions Recruitment team is frequently out in your area, visiting local high schools, community colleges and participating in community events and activities.

Check our calendar to see when we will be in your area. 

Check our list of liaisons to find out who your school's Sac State Rep is. 

Want a Sac State Rep to visit your school or participate in your event?  Send us an email to:  sacstaterecruiter@csus.edu

Got a Quick Question?

Call our Campus Ambassadors, current SacState students who have "been there, done that" when it comes to being successful at Sac State and the admission process. 

Telephone Hours are Monday - Friday, 9am to 4pm

(916) 278-7766

Send us an Email to admissions@csus.edu

or FAX your question and documents to:  (916) 278-5603 

Mailing Address:

Admissions & Outreach

California State University, Sacramento

6000 J Street

Sacramento, CA  95819-6048

Want to drop off documents?

Stop by the Admissions Counter in Lassen Hall, room 1102, Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

Need to submit transcripts?

Official transcripts can be mailed to us at the above address.  Official electronic transcripts can be emailed to:  incomingtranscripts@csus.edu

Transcripts will be retrieved electronically by Sac State Admissions from the following community colleges: American River College, Canada City College, Cosumnes River College, Cypress College, El Camino College, Folsom Lake College, Fullerton College, Sacramento City College, San Joaquin Delta College, San Mateo City College, Skyline City College. If you have a hold on your record at one of these colleges, you will need to clear the hold and then provide the transcript. 

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Are you a prospective "Future Hornet" or the parent of a prospective new student?  Check out our Future Hornet page for a list of resources and information.


Are you a Community College or High School Counselor?  Check out the special page of information and resources just for you!  Counselor Connection