I Have Applied

Transfer Students

Transfer students are those who have earned college credit at a community college or other institution.

Spring 2017

Welcome to the “I have applied” web page for potential Sacramento State new transfer students. On this page, you’ll find out all about what you need to do as you wait for your admission decision.

We anticipate having your admissions decision beginning October 1, 2016. Admissions staff will be unable to answer application status questions before this date. Remember, your admissions decision will be based on the academic information you provided on your application.

So what should you do in the meantime?

Here are important things you need to do while your admission application is under review:

1. Create your SacLink account at https://mysaclink.csus.edu/Default.aspx.

The information you need to set up a SacLink account is on the Application Acknowledgement email you will receive at the email address indicated on your application. Specifically, you will use your Sac State ID. The location of your Sac State ID on the email is pictured below.

SacLink, at https://mysaclink.csus.edu/Default.aspx, is your point is your point of entry and gateway to Sacramento State information resources. When you create a SacLink account, you are establishing the specific ID that identifies you as a Sac State student. SacLink additionally provides campus e-mail and internet services to all students.

To register for a SacLink account, go to https://mysaclink.csus.edu/Default.aspx, or click the button pictured below on the SacLink homepage. You may also click on “How to Set Up a SacLink Account” for more detailed instructions.

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2. Visit "My Sac State" often.


At "My Sac State," you can:

  • View messages from Financial Aid, Admissions, and the Registrar

Visit your Student Center, where you can:

  • Update personal information such as mailing address, email address, and phone number
  • Check your financial aid status
  • Enroll for classes



My Sac State allows students to access most online services in one place. This tutorial will provide an overview of the most basic functions, like editing your address, phone number, email, emergency contacts, and viewing your Sac State ID.


Learn how to view your application status, accept/decline Financial Aid, accept/decline admission, view your holds, and view your "To Do List" items.

3. Check your email regularly

We will be communicating with you at the email address you provided on your application for admission. If this is not your preferred email, please update it as soon as possible on My Sac State.

4. Take a campus tour

Take a tour of the beautiful campus and see for yourself all that Sacramento State's community has to offer. For more information, visit our Campus Tours page.

5. Be Aware of Important Dates

Admissions Timeline for Spring 2017
August 1 - 31, 2016 Application Period for Transfer Applicants
September TBD 2016 Deadline to Submit Application Fee
September TBD 2016 Deadline to Submit Official Transcripts including Fall 2016 in progress and AP, CLEP, IB test scores
October 1, 2016 Check My Sac State for admissions decision
October 31, 2016 Deadline to submit proof of AA-T/AS-T Degree (petition) if applicable
November 1, 2016 Deadline to complete Intent to Enroll (ITE)
December 1, 2016 Deadline to register for Mandatory New Student Orientation (limited space, register early!)
January TBD 2017 Attend a Mandatory New Student Orientation session & Register for classes
January TBD 2017 Final Document Deadline
January 23, 2017 Classes Begin!

Failure to adhere to any of the above deadlines will result in your application for admission being removed from consideration.

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. Except 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.  Send your transcripts to:

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

Official transcripts in their sealed envelopes can also be dropped off in our Admissions Counseling Center, Lassen Hall #1102, Monday through Friday, between 9am and 4pm. You may also have your institution directly email the official transcript to incomingtranscripts@csus.edu   Opened transcripts or transcripts in personal envelopes will be considered "unofficial".  Emailed transcripts must come directly from the institution - personal emails or attachments will be considered "unofficial". 

Impacted Programs

If you intend to major in one of our Designated Impacted Programs, please check with that program for supplemental criteria, application instruction and important deadlines:

Pre-Major vs. Expressed Interest - what does this mean for you?

  • Pre-Major – A designation for undergraduate students pursuing a non-impacted major.  These students may declare or be assigned major status upon admission to the university or by the department/program of their intended major  after completing specified pre-requisites as defined by their academic department/program.
  • Expressed Interest – A designation for undergraduate students interested in pursuing an impacted major but who may not declare or be assigned by the department/program of their intended major upon admission to the university.  These students must successfully complete any specified pre-requisites and a supplemental admissions process in order to be formally admitted to the major/program.

Visit the Office of Academic Affairs Policy Definition page here.  Learn more about Impaction and a list of Impacted Majors by visiting our Impaction page here.

Application Fee Waiver – if your request for an application fee waiver was denied, you can file an appeal with the appropriate office within two weeks of receiving notification that your request was denied.

  • If you were denied due to INCOME, here are the instructions to file your appeal for review by the Financial Aid Office. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.
  • If you were denied due to RESIDENCY or immigration status and you would like to appeal this decision, then you must submit a completed Residency Questionnaire and Application Fee Waiver (both forms must be stapled together) to the Residency Screening Office. Appeals are due within 2 weeks of receiving notification that your original application fee waiver request was denied.  More information about residency can be found by visiting the Admissions Residency page or contact the Residency Screening Coordinator at (916) 278-7766.

Please note:

  • You are limited to receiving an application fee waiver for a total of four CSU campuses. Fees must be paid for any applications filed in excess of four and you are not allowed to appeal this limitation.   
  • We do NOT accept fee waiver forms from the ACT, SAT, or NACAC fee-waiver programs.  The only fee waiver we accept is the CSU Request for Waiver that is a part of the online Undergraduate Admission application.

Application Correction Request - Did you make an error while completing your application?  Submit a completed Application Correction Request form and any supporting documentation to Admissions & Outreach as soon as possible!  Changes to your contact information you can do yourself through your My Sac State account.  Do not use this form for changes to birth date, social security number or name - these require you to call our office for instructions at (916) 278-7766.

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