Application Information & Procedures

Transcripts & Academic Records

PLEASE NOTE: You are required to submit one (1) OFFICIAL transcript from ALL colleges and universities attended, in university sealed envelopes, directly to the Office of Graduate Studies (see address below) by the application deadline. The Office of Graduate Studies is not set up to receive electronic transcripts, please order hard copies.

Transcripts already on file with CSU, Sacramento need not be resubmitted unless there is additional work to be reported. YOU DO NOT NEED TO SUBMIT SACRAMENTO STATE TRANSCRIPTS.

Please note: Applicants who attended foreign institutions are required to submit transcripts one month prior to application deadline, in order to allow time for foreign credential evaluation. Please see Applicants with Foreign Documents section for details.

Transcripts can be addressed to or dropped off at:

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

The Graduate Admissions Office must receive official transcripts in university sealed envelopes before your application will be processed.

Sacramento State operates under a completion deadline process. Your file must be complete by the closing date – all transcripts, test scores, and documents must be received by both the Office of Graduate Studies and any supplemental documents to the department by the close of business on the final application filing date (some departments have earlier deadline dates for their supplemental applications, please check with your department).

SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION MATERIALS: If the department requires additional documents, you can uploaded them using your My Sac State account at  Letters of Recommendations must be sent directly to the department in unopened envelopes from the recommender.  For more information on supplemental materials, please contact your department.

PLEASE NOTE: Average processing time for transcripts is 1-2 weeks after they are received. This time may be longer during peak times, so please allow adequate time for processing before ordering additional copies or calling/emailing to check if we have received them. Also, allow additional processing time if the name on the transcript does not match the name on your application.  Please do not send transcripts before you apply.  If you are not yet in our system when they arrive, they may not be matched to your application, and your application will be delayed.

HEALD COLLEGE TRANSCRIPTS:  On April 27, 2015 all Heald Colleges closed.  Since that time the California State, Department of Consumer Affairs, Bureau of Private and Postsecondary Education Office began receiving student academic records  for Everest, Heald and WyoTech (Corinthian Colleges in California). Students seeking transcripts should submit a Transcript Request Form as the requests will be fulfilled in the order received. Please continue to monitor the Bureau’s Web site, Facebook and Twitter pages for updates.