Transfer Students

I Have Been Admitted

Welcome to the California State University, Sacramento!

The following items 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 last semester of community college. Applying prior to the completion of community college 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 Cal State Apply during the application filing period.

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

Students with general education English and/or math in progress must provide verification of passing grades (C- or higher) before being allowed to register for classes.

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

Intent to Enroll (ITE)

Confirm your Intent to Enroll (ITE). You must let us know if you are planning to attend Sacramento State for Fall by May 1 or for Spring by November 13. 

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 Failure to complete the ITE by the deadline will result in your application being withdrawn from consideration.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.

Spring Transfers

To ensure a smooth transition of your financial aid file for the Spring semester, you must do the following:

  • Update your FAFSA for the current academic year to include CSU, Sacramento as your top school. School Code 001150
  • Notify your current institution that you will no longer be attending there, and request that they close your financial aid file

You must do both of these to receive aid for the Spring semester, as you can only receive aid at one institution per semester.

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.

Associates Degree for Transfer

If you are participating in the Associate Degree for Transfer program (SB1440), proof of eligibility from your community college must be submitted to Admissions & Outreach by March 15 (for Fall) or October 31 (for Spring). A counselor at your community college can provide electronic proof of eligibility to our campus via the "Associate Degree for Transfer eVerify" website. If your community college is unable to provide electronic proof of eligibility, a paper verification form signed by a counselor can be submitted to our office, Attn: ADT Coordinator, at the following address: 

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

Visit our Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) page for more information.

Campus and Program Impaction

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

Visit our Impaction Page for more information.

New Student Orientation

Sign up for mandatory Transfer Orientation (Beginning April 1 for Fall admission and November 1 for Spring admission). Orientation takes place in June (for Fall) or January (for Spring). During Orientation, you will receive academic advising (major and General Education) 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

Official Transcripts including final grades are required prior to attending mandatory New Student Orientation.

Transcripts


Important Transcript Information and Deadlines
You are required to submit your official transcripts with all college coursework completed to date as well as any courses currently in progress from ALL colleges you have attended by January 26 (for Fall) or September 14 (for Spring). Even if you withdrew from a course or college, or believe the credits are not applicable, you must submit the transcript.

Official test score credits (AP, IB, and CLEP) are considered transcripts. Official AP, IB, and CLEP scores must be ordered from College Board or IB.org and sent directly to our campus by the deadline, January 26 (for Fall) or September 14 (for Spring). Except in rare instances, we do not accept test credits posted to other college transcripts.

If you are admitted with in progress coursework, updated official transcripts with all final grades are due by June 30 (for Fall) or January 11 (for Spring).

Returning Sac State students: Only send transcripts from colleges attended since leaving Sac State.


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 

Official transcripts must be in their sealed envelopes from the source. Opened transcripts or transcripts in personal envelopes will be considered unofficial.

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

Transcripts and any attachments emailed to our campus from personal email accounts will be considered unofficial. 


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.

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 though 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.

Do you need to make changes to your Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) information? Fill out an ADT Correction Request Form and check out our Associate Degree for Transfer page for more information about the ADT.

Pay your Registration Tuition 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.

Spring 2018 Checklist

Download the Spring 2018 Checklist of Important Dates and Deadlines

Fall 2018 Checklist

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