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International Undergraduate Applicants

International undergraduate applicants (first-time freshmen and transfers) are accepted for both Fall and Spring semester intakes. The filing periods for each intake are as follows:

  • Fall Intake Application Filing Period: October 1 – July 1
  • Spring Intake Application Filing Period: August 1 – December 1

Applicants must submit the international application online at Cal State Apply. We strongly recommend that applicants review the Cal State Apply International Student Guide before applying. A non-refundable application fee of $70 USD will need to be paid before submitting the application online using a credit/debit card or PayPal account. Checks or money order are not accepted. If you are unable to access the application online, please send us an email us at: intlinfo@csus.edu.

Submitting Documents

Please submit your application documents as clearly scanned PDFs via email directly to intlinfo@csus.edu. You may include your full name, Sacramento State ID and/or Cal State Apply ID when reaching out via email. We recommend that you submit unofficial copies of your test scores with your other supporting documents so that our team may provide an admission decision immediately. Please note that official documents will be requested at the time of enrollment.

The International Admissions team may also be reached by email at intlinfo@csus.edu. Please note that due to COVID-19, all Sacramento State offices will be functioning remotely through the Spring 2021 semester, including International Admissions. All advising appointments will be conducted via Zoom or phone.

Zoom Drop-In: 15 minute meetings for prospective or current international applicants to connect with an international admissions specialist; no appointment needed.

Monday - Thursday: 9:00am - 11:30am (PST).

(Alpha A-M) https://csus.zoom.us/j/92624081591

(Alpha N-Z): https://csus.zoom.us/j/99283739947

First-time Freshmen Applicants

An applicant who has not completed any post-secondary education after high school is considered a first-time freshman applicant. If there is a gap between the time you graduated high school and when you are applying to the University, but have not attempted or completed any college or university coursework, you are still considered a first-time freshman. Please note that an evaluation from an agency is not required or recommended as we do in-house evaluations of all foreign credentials. If you would like to submit an evaluation from an agency, we only accept evaluations from the following agencies: WES, ACEI, and ECE.

Applicant Requirements

Required Document GPA or score requirement
High School Transcript Minimum 3.0 out of 4.0 scale or average 80% marks
High School Diploma Must accompany transcript
English Proficiency Exam (only one is required; MyBest TOEFL score not accepted at this time)

(ETS school code: 004671)
TOEFL: 64 iBT
IELTS: 6.0
DuoLingo: 95
Sacramento State ELI: Level 7
PTE Academic: 50
GTEC: 1125
ELS Language Center: Level 112
FLS Language School: Level 16
TLC: Level 9
UCLA Extension: Level 6
Passport Biographical Page Copy Attach the copy to your application documents
Financial Affidavit Complete the form and attach to your application documents
Financial Statement Minimum $30,300 USD proof of funds required for I-20 to be issued

Transfer Applicants

An applicant who has completed any post-secondary education after high school is considered a transfer applicant. All attempted, completed, and in-progress coursework must be disclosed, including any domestic and all foreign coursework. Any coursework presented after an offer of admission may impact your academic eligibility and result in the withdrawal of your admission offer. Please note that an evaluation from an agency is not required or recommended as we do in-house evaluations of all foreign credentials. If you would like to submit an evaluation from an agency, we only accept evaluations from the following agencies: WES, ACEI, and ECE.

Please note that transfer applicants who have 60 or more units completed at a community college or university do not need to submit a high school transcript and diploma.

Applicant Requirements

*Impacted majors may require a GPA higher than 2.4 to be eligible for admission (Biological Sciences, Business Administration, Health Science, Psychology)

Applicant Type Required Document GPA or score requirement
Transfer student with less than 60 semester units High School Transcript Minimum 3.0 out of 4.0 scale or average 80% marks
High School Diploma Must accompany high school transcript
All transfer applicants Post-secondary Transcripts (College or University) Minimum 2.4 GPA post-secondary*
English Proficiency Exam (only one of the following is required; MyBest TOEFL score not accepted at this time)

(ETS school code: 004671)
Transfer CSU A2 English course with a grade of B or better, or, one of the following:
TOEFL: 64 iBT
IELTS: 6.0
DuoLingo: 95
Sacramento State ELI: Level 7
PTE Academic: 50
GTEC: 1125
ELS Language Center: Level 112
FLS Language School: Level 16
TLC: Level 9
UCLA Extension: Level 6
Passport Biographical Page Copy Attach the copy to your application documents
Financial Affidavit Complete the form and attach to your application documents
Financial Statement Minimum $30,300 USD proof of funds required for I-20 to be issued