Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

Undergraduate Application Dates and Deadlines:

Fall 2017: July 1, 2017
Spring 2018: Application Opens August 1, 2017; Deadline November 15, 2017

How to Apply:

CSU Mentor will be permanently closed as of May 29, 2017, and will be replaced with Cal State Apply application on August 1, 2017. More information will be posted.

International Admissions will continue to receive applications for the following applicants for Fall 2017 semester:

  • First-Time Freshman – accepting paper application through July 1, 2017
  • Transfer Students – accepting paper application through August 1, 2017 
  1. Please download the paper application:

International First-Time Freshman or Transfer

a. Complete the paper application as directed and mail it to our office along with required documents

ATTN:  International Admissions

International Programs & Global Engagement
California State University, Sacramento
6000 J St
Sacramento, CA - 95819-6012, USA

b. Remember to include a non-refundable Application Fee of $55 USD in the form of a money order or check (must be drawn on a US bank account) payable to Sacramento State University.

1. Submit an online undergraduate application at CSU Mentor.

Also, a non-refundable Application Fee of $55 USD for an undergraduate application can be paid by credit card. During online application OR mailed in the form of a check, money order or wire transfer payable to Sacramento State University.

2. Official English Proficiency Score Report (Institution Code: 4671)


TOEFL - Minimum of 64 iBT (500 PBT with official score report), or
IELTS - Minimum of 6.0 Band Score, or
PTE Academic - Minimum 49, or
Sacramento State’s ELI – level 7
ELS Language Centers - Level 112, or
FLS International Language School – Level 16, or
TLC The Language Company – Level 9, or
UCLA Extension - Level 6

NOTE: Mail in an unofficial score report along with other required documents.

2. Original or certified copies of Academic Credentials with English translations.

All academic work must be included. See chart below.

Application Type Required Documents GPA Requirements
First Time Freshmen High School Transcripts Minimum 3.0 out of 4.0 scale or average 80% marks
Transfer < 60 units High School Transcripts & Postsecondary Transcripts Minimum 3.0 out of 4.0 scale or average 80% marks; and min 2.4 GPA post-secondary
Transfer 60 or more units Postsecondary Transcripts Minimum 2.4 GPA post-secondary

3.  Financial document (no older than 6 months) from sponsors showing the amount and source of support.

4.  A copy of the biographic information/photo page in your passport.

5.  Official admission test score report (ACT or SAT I) - if applicable 

Express mail your completed application documents to: 

California State University, Sacramento
International Programs and Global Engagement (IPGE)
6000 J Street, MS 6012
Sacramento, CA 95819-6012
United States of America

After being admitted, we will notify you via email of your admissions decision. Please visit the I-20 Mail Deliver Options and other Pre-Arrival Information

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