Applicants With Foreign Documents


All required documentation must be submitted for an application to be considered complete. Please contact the Office of Graduate Studies if you are unsure of the submission criteria.

LANGUAGE TEST: Required ( or or

  1. TOEFL: paper based test (pbt)
    Graduate, Second Baccalaureate score of 550**
  2. TOEFL: computer-based version (cbt) 
    Graduate, Second Baccalaureate score of 213**
  3. TOEFL: internet based (iBt)
    Graduate, Second Baccalaureate score of 80**
  4. IELTS (The International English Language Testing System)
    Graduate, Second Baccalaureate score of 7.0
  5. PTE (Pearson's Test of English Academic)
    Graduate, Second Baccalaureate score of 65**

**PLEASE NOTE: Some graduate departments have different language test requirements and may require a higher score. For example, English and TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) only accept TOEFL and require a score of 600/250/100. You must contact the Department for score requirements.

GRADUATES: Students must complete a minimum a Maitrise degree from a nationally accredited college/university to be eligible for admission.

DOCUMENTS: Students must submit an official transcript (relevé de notes) of coursework completed for each year of the Diplome d'Etudes Universitaires Generales DEUG, Licence and Maitrise and an Official Final Diploma. The Maitrise is the minimum degree required for admission to a graduate program. The minimum grade average required for possible admission is 13.

All documents must be submitted in both native language and precise word for word certified English translation directly from the institution to:

Office of Graduate Studies
California State University Sacramento
Riverfront Center, Room 215, MS 6112
6000 J Street
Sacramento, CA 95819