HOW TO APPLY
Application Information and Procedures
PLEASE NOTE: The Office of Graduate Studies is not set up to receive electronic transcripts, please order hard copies.
You are required to submit two (2) OFFICIAL transcripts 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. PLEASE DO NOT 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.
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).
- If we receive your transcripts before you submit your application, please expect a delay in processing the transcripts, due to the fact that there is no application to match them to.
- If the name on your transcript is different than the name you applied under, please expect a delay in processing the transcript, due to the extra time required to research and match it up to your application.
- 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, as unnecessary copies of transcripts just slow down the whole process for everyone.