Freshman Students

I Have Been Admitted

Welcome to California State University, Sacramento!

The items below will help you through the steps you need to take to ensure a successful start here at Sacramento State.

What does “conditional admission” mean?

All offers of admission are conditional. Students typically apply before completing their senior year of high school. Applying prior to the completion of high school means that one or more classes are in progress and we will not have final grades for these courses until later in the year.

We conditionally admit students based on self-reported and in-progress coursework as indicated on the application in CSU Mentor during the application filing period.

All applicants must maintain eligibility by completing all courses with passing grades (C- or higher), submitting required test scores (SAT, ACT, TOEFL, AP, IB, etc.), and adhering to all deadlines and other requirements.

After we receive your final official transcripts, we will be able to verify your admission eligibility.

Set up your SacLink Account

If you have not already done so, this will allow you to access important information and communication via your My Sac State. This personal portal is how you will stay current with all campus information, access your personalized "To Do" list, get payment and account information, and search and register for classes.

Access My Sac State

Confirm Your Intent to Enroll (ITE)

You must let us know if you are planning to attend Sacramento State by May 1. 

Complete your Intent to Enroll.

NOTE: This is a critical deadline! Failure to complete the ITE by the deadline will result in your application being withdrawn from consideration.

Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid? Check your "To Do" list in the Student Center of your My Sac State account and be sure to submit all requested documents on or before May 1. Then watch your My Sac State in the spring to Accept/Decline Financial Aid awards. For more information on Financial Aid awards go to: www.csus.edu/faid.

Housing

If you are planning to live on campus, submit your online housing application beginning early March. For more information on housing and application instructions go to: www.csus.edu/housing.

An Early Start is a Smart Start

Early Start is an enrollment requirement for some First-time Freshmen (FTF).

Test scores determine whether a student is required to participate in Early Start. The CSU wants to help First-time Freshmen applicants get an “Early Start” toward their preparation for college level work. Freshmen who need extra preparation to be ready for college-level English and/or math must start that process no later than the summer before their first term. Visit the Early Start website for more information. Registration opens in early May.

English Directed Self-Placement Program (DSP)

Directed Self-Placement is a program designed to help entering students determine which first-year composition course is the right choice for them. All First-time Freshmen must participate in Directed Self-Placement, with the exception of a small number of students who may be exempt. 

Completion of Directed Self-Placement is required prior to attending orientation. Directed Self-Placement will be available online for new students beginning June 1. Visit the Directed Self-Placement website for additional details.

New Student Orientation

Beginning April 1, sign up for Mandatory New Student Orientation. Orientation takes place in July. During Orientation you will receive academic advising and register for classes. Space fills up quickly so you are encouraged to register as soon as possible! 

For information go to: www.csus.edu/orientation.

Application Correction Request

Did you make an error while completing your application? 

Submit a completed Application Correction Request Form online. You will need your SacLink username and password to log-in and access the form. 

Please note: Changes to your contact information you can do yourself through your My Sac State account. Do not use this form for changes to your birth date, social security number, or name - these changes require you to call our office for instructions at (916) 278-7766. Change of Major must be requested through the University Registrar's Office by submitting a Change of Major Request Form.  

 

Submit Your Transcripts

Your official high school transcript with all final grades must be submitted by June 30 to show proof you met all the admission requirements and successfully graduated high school. Your official high school transcript must have your graduation date posted on it. 

Submit Transcripts

By Mail
Sacramento State
Admissions & Outreach
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6048

Drop Off
Sacramento State
Admissions & Outreach
Lassen Hall, Room #1102
Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm

Electronic Transcripts
Sac State accepts and prefers electronic transcripts from other institutions. Official electronic transcripts must be sent directly from your high school or college to our campus via: incomingtranscripts@csus.edu.

Important:

  • Official transcripts must in their sealed envelopes from the source. Opened transcripts or transcripts in personal envelopes will be considered unofficial.
  • Transcripts and any attachments emailed to our campus from personal email accounts will be considered unofficial.

High school graduates with college credit: if you have college credit, you are also required to submit final, official transcripts from all colleges attended by June 30. Please see below for colleges we retrieve electronic transcripts from.

Important Electronic Transcript Information
Transcripts will be retrieved electronically by Sac State Admissions on behalf of our incoming students from the following California Community Colleges: American River College, Antelope Valley College, Cerritos College, Chabot College, Chaffey College, Cosumnes River College, Cypress College, Folsom Lake College, Fullerton College, Las Positas College, L.A. City College, L.A. Harbor College, L.A. Mission College, L.A. Pierce College, L.A. Southwest College, L.A. Trade-Technical College, L.A. Valley College, Sacramento City College, San Joaquin Delta College, Santa Rosa Junior College, and West L.A. College.

Please note: You must have the same social security number on file at both institutions for electronic transcripts to be retrieved on your behalf. If you do not currently have a social security number on file, we will not be able to request electronic transcripts for you from these colleges. You will need to request your official transcripts and have them sent to us prior to the transcript deadline. If you have a hold on your record at one of these colleges, your electronic transcript will not be released to us and we will not receive it. You will need to clear the hold and provide the official transcript to us by the stated deadline.

Registration Tuition Fees

Pay your Registration Fees. Fee statements and payments are due after course registration. Several payment options are available, for more information on deadlines and payment options go to www.csus.edu/bursar/. If you do not pay fees on time, you will be dropped from your classes.

Immunization Requirements

Make sure you have met the CSU immunization requirement. Click here for more information.

Fall 2018 Checklist

Download the Fall 2018 Checklist of Important Dates and Deadlines - Coming Soon!