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International Programs and Global Engagement

Conditional Admission

Sacramento State offers conditional admission to undergraduate and graduate programs to students who are academically qualified but have not met Sacramento State's English proficiency requirement at the time of application. These students are issued a conditional admission letter to Sacramento State and required to attend the university’s English Language Institute or another Sacramento State-approved Intensive English Program until they meet the language requirement (IELTS or TOEFL).

Applicants must meet the following Sacramento State admission requirements:

For First-time Freshmen:

12 years Elementary and Secondary schooling with a 3.0-grade point average (G.P.A.) or B average

High School Diploma or Certificate of Completion of secondary education

For Transfer Students:

Undergraduate applicants who have attended a post-secondary institution and have completed at least 12 transferable semester credits at an accredited institution and a minimum grade point average of 2.4 for all post-secondary work.

Please note: Students transferring to Sacramento State from another institution in the United States must notify their current international student advisor of their plans to transfer to Sacramento State. Please refer to the SEVIS Transfer Form for more information on this topic.

Undergraduate students seeking conditional admission must submit the following:

  • A completed CSUMentor Application
  • A completed Supplemental Conditional Admission Application
  • $55 application fee (non-refundable)
  • A copy of the applicant’s passport.
  • Official secondary transcripts showing subjects marks received and graduation date.  If the applicant has not yet graduated, a transcript showing all completed work may be accepted.
  • Official transcripts with subjects and marks received from any colleges or universities attended.
  • A signed Affidavit of Financial Support, if the student is being sponsored. 

Business Administration (I-MBA and MBA)
Civil Engineering
Computer and Electrical Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Teacher Education
Teaching English Speakers Other Languages
Music Performance

Graduate students seeking conditional admission must submit the following:

  • A completed CSUMentor Application
  • A completed Supplemental Conditional Admission Application
  • $55 application fee (non-refundable)
  • A copy of the applicant’s passport.
  • Official secondary transcripts showing subjects marks received and graduation date.  If the applicant has not yet graduated, a transcript showing all completed work may be accepted.
  • Official transcripts with subjects and marks received from any colleges or universities attended.
  • Additional documents required by the department.  Contact the department to which you are applying to determine if there are additional requirements.
  • A signed Affidavit of Financial Support, if the student is being sponsored.
  • A bank statement from the applicant or applicant’s sponsor, showing that the necessary funds are available.