MBA Application Deadlines

Please review this entire page to ensure that you submit the required application documents in a timely manner.

Spring 2020 Application Deadline:
September 1, 2019

The Spring 2020 application deadline is September 1, 2019.  The online Cal State Apply Graduate Application will be available for Spring 2019 admissions on August 1, 2019.  

Fall 2020 Application Deadline: February 1, 2020

The Fall 2020 application deadline is February 15, 2020.  The online Cal State Apply Graduate Application will be available for Fall 2020 admissions on October 1, 2019.  


You are not considered an applicant (and we have no way of contacting you about your applicant file) until you actually press "SUBMIT" on your online application.

Please use the Application Checklist as a guide for submitting the CAL STATE APPLY online application and submitting the required application documents.  All application documents outlined in the checklist must be uploaded to your MySacState on or before the application deadlines listed above - no exceptions will be made to this policy. If your application is incomplete, it will be denied.

US Residents with international documents AND international applicants must submit additional admission documents one month prior to the listed deadlines.  Please view the application checklist for more information.

We are not responsible for transcripts that are mailed to the incorrect address. Please be precise and use the specific addresses listed in the Application Checklist. Please plan accordingly as it takes on average 2-3 weeks for transcripts to be delivered unless you pay for a rush.

Please DO NOT CALL OR EMAIL to check if application documents have been received as we will not begin compiling applicant files until after the September 1st deadline (for Spring admissions) or the February 1st deadline (for Fall admissions). All applicants will receive an email informing them of required application documents that are missing from their application. Applicants will be given a courtesy ONE week extension from the date of the email to provide any missing application documents (except the GMAT/GRE and TOEFL/IELTS, which must be completed by the September 1st or February 1st deadline). If documents are not received during the one week courtesy extension time frame, applicants will be denied for an incomplete application packet. Applicants are encouraged to check their MySacState messaging center and emails frequently so that they do not miss time-sensitive communications from our office.

Dates are subject to change by the CSU Chancellor's Office. Please check back periodically for updates.