Applicants With Foreign Documents

Commonwealth of Independent States & The Baltic Republic

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 four year degree (Bakalavr Diploma or Diploma Spetsialista, Kandidat Navuk , Doktor Navuk, Bakalaureusekraad, Rakenduskôrgharisdusôppe diplom Bakalaureusekraad, Diplom Magistrikraad, Doktorikraad, Diploms par vidçjo profesionâlo izglîtîbu, Diploms par pirmâ lîmena augstâko profesionâlo izglîtîbu, Bakalaura diploms, Ärsta diploms, Augstâkâs profesionâlâs izglîtîbas diploms, Zobârsta diploms Maìistra diploms, Doktora diploms, Aukštojo Mokslo Diplomas, Bachelor, Bakalauro Diplomas, Master, Magistro Diplomas, Daktaro Diplomas,  Diploma de Studii Superiorare de Scurta Durata,Diploma de Licenta,Diploma de Inginer, Diploma de Magistru, Titlul de Doctor) from a nationally accredited college/university to be eligible for admission.

DOCUMENTS: Students must submit official records of all courses completed for each year attended. (Akademicheskaya Spravka, Prilozhenie k Diplomu, Vypiska/ prilozhenie k diplomu/ arkhivnaya spravka/ akademichnaya davedka, Diploma Supplement, Diploma Elave or Akademicheskaya Sravka, dodatok do dyploma, akademichna dovidka, arkhivna dovidka, vytyag, vypiska  Vypiska/ prilozhenie k diplomu/ arkhivnaya spravka/ appendix to diploma)  Students must also submit official verification of degree earned. A minimum of 2.5 grade average is required to be eligible.

All documents must be submitted in both native language and precise word for word certified English translation directly from the institution to the Office of Graduate Studies, California State University Sacramento, 6000 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95819-6112.