Application Information & Procedures
Transcripts & Academic Records
You are required to submit one (1) OFFICIAL transcript from ALL colleges and universities attended directly to the Office of Graduate Studies (see address below) by the application deadline. The Office of Graduate Studies is not set up to receive electronic transcripts, please order hard copies.
Transcripts already on file with CSU, Sacramento need not be resubmitted unless there is additional work to be reported. YOU DO NOT NEED TO SUBMIT SACRAMENTO STATE TRANSCRIPTS.
Please note: Applicants who attended foreign institutions are required to submit transcripts one month prior to application deadline, in order to allow time for foreign credential evaluation. Please see Applicants with Foreign Documents section for details.
Transcripts should be addressed to:
Office of Graduate Studies
California State University, Sacramento
River Front Center 215
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819-6112
The Graduate Admissions Office must receive sealed official transcripts before your application will be processed.
Sacramento State operates under a completion deadline process. Your file must be complete by the closing date – all transcripts, test scores, and documents must be received by both the Office of Graduate Studies and any supplemental documents to the department by the close of business on the final application filing date (some departments have earlier deadline dates for their supplemental applications, please check with your department).
PLEASE NOTE: Average processing time for transcripts is 2-3 weeks after they are received. This time may be longer during peak times, so please allow adequate time for processing before ordering additional copies. Also, allow additional processing time if the name on the transcript does not match the name on your application. Please do not send transcript before you apply. If you are not yet in our system when they arrive, we have nothing to match them to, and your application will be delayed.