Applicants with Foreign Documents


All required documentation must be submitted for an application to be considered complete. Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies if you are unsure of the submission criteria.

LANGUAGE TEST: Required ( or or

  1. TOEFL: paper based test (pbt)
    Graduate, Second Baccalaureate score of 550**
  2. TOEFL: computer-based version (cbt) 
    Graduate, Second Baccalaureate score of 213**
  3. TOEFL: internet based (iBt)
    Graduate, Second Baccalaureate score of 80**
  4. IELTS (The International English Language Testing System)
    Graduate, Second Baccalaureate score of 7.0
  5. PTE (Pearson's Test of English Academic)
    Graduate, Second Baccalaureate score of 65**

**PLEASE NOTE: Some departments require higher scores. Please contact the department for specific requirements.

GRADUATES: Students must complete a minimum four year degree (Técnico, Tecnólogo, Licenciado, Título Profesional, Maestría, Doctorado) from a nationally accredited college/university to be eligible for admission.

DOCUMENTS: Students must submit official records of all courses completed for each year attended (Certificado de Notas/Calificaciones). Students must also submit official verification of degree earned. A minimum of 2.5 (7.5 or better) grade average is required to be eligible.

All documents must be submitted in both native language and precise word for word certified English translation directly from the institution to the Office of Graduate Studies, California State University Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6112.