Document Requirements from the following countries under construction:
Argentina, Australia, China, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Korea, Kuwait, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, New Independent States & The Baltic Republic, Nigeria, Norway, Pakistan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Taiwan, Turkey
We accept applications from all countries. Please contact International Admissions for specific requirements.
Undergraduate - October 1, 2012
Graduate - October 1, 2012 (Except the MBA program, which has a deadline date of September 1, 2012)
Undergraduate - June 1, 2013*
*The following Impacted majors have a deadline of Febuary 15, 2013: Business, Criminal Justice and Psychology
Graduate - Department dates vary. Contact International Admissions for information
All applicants upon receipt of your admission application, will receive an email from International Admissions with a complete list of documents required to process your file. It is your responsibility to review this email and submit all required materials by the deadline date. (examples: official transcripts/mark sheets, diploma/degree certificates, test scores, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation)
English Language Requirement
All applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency through one of the following acceptable tests. The official test scores must be received by the deadline date to continue processing your application.
PLEASE NOTE: All Students must submit academic records from each educational institution you attended whether or not you desire transfer credit. Concealing attendance at an educational institution is considered a serious offense by the University and can nullify your admission and enrollment.
Freshmen Applicants: (no college/university level work completed)
- Request all secondary academic records from every institution attended are mailed directly from the institution/examination council to the International Admissions office.
- Although SAT/SAT I or American Collegiate Test (ACT) is not required, we encourage freshman to submit results of these tests, if available.
- English Language Requirement can be met by one of the following options: TOEFL(The Test of English as Foreign Language) The institution code for our university for reporting of TOEFL scores is 4671. IELTS (International English Language Testing System) PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English, Academic) All official scores must be sent to the International Admissions office directly from the testing service.
Upper Division Undergraduate Transfer Applicant: (2 or more years of college/university coursework completed with no degree earned)
- Official records are required from all colleges and universities you have attended since secondary school graduation, showing all courses completed and/or in progress, and evidence of any degrees received.
- Transfer eligibility is based upon completion of 60 semester units or 90 quarter units and a 2.40 minimum G.P.A.
- Effective Spring 2011--Undergraduate International Upper Division Transfer students from accredited California Community Colleges or California State Universities will be exempt from the TOEFL (or other accepted substitutes) upon presentation of evidence of earning a grade of B or better in ALL three of the following: General Education Area A1, Oral Communication; Area A2, Written Communication and A3; Critical Thinking. Please contact the International Admissions office if you have questions (916) 278-7772.
Course Descriptions/Syllabi (all undergraduates) In order to process transfer credit please submit course descriptions/syllabi in English. These syllabi should be official school documents and include detailed information on the breadth and depth of the subject matter, the hours per week of classroom and laboratory instruction, names of textbooks used and other pertinent information.
Graduate Students must contact the department for details regarding submission of course description / academic program details.
Official records are required from all post-secondary schools attended, showing all courses completed and/or in progress, and evidence of degree completion. Many graduate departments require an additional application form, as well as other requirements (e.g. letters of recommendation, portfolio, tests, essays, et cetera) Please contact your graduate department immediately for this information.
All documents from high school and college/univesity must be verified and submitted by the deadline date from the CDGDC (China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center) to be considered official.
Verification reports for the Academic transcripts and Graduation Certificate (in English) sent directly to the International Admissions office by the China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (request form)
China Academic Degrees and Graduate Education Development Center (CDGDC)
B-17, Tongfang Scientific Plaza No.1, Wangzhuang Road
Haidian District, Beijing 100083 China
Tel: 010-82379480 Fax: 010-82379491
- 260 CNY (approx. $40) for a Credentials Report for certificates (20 working days
- 360 CNY (approx. $57) for a Credentials Report for academic records (20 working days)
- For rush service (5 working days), additional 200 CNY (approx. $30) for a Credentials Report
- Plus cost of courier service
Documents should be sent to: California State University, Sacramento International Admissions 6000 J Street, Lassen Hall Room 2304 Sacramento, CA 95819-6012 USA Tel: (916) 278-7772