Admission Requirements

  1. English Language Proficiency Requirements

    TOEFL - Minimum of 64 iBT (510 PBT with official score report), or
    IELTS - Minimum of 6.0 Band Score, or
    PTE Academic - Minimum 50, or
    Sacramento State’s ELI – level 7, or
    GTEC (Global Test of English Communication) – 1125, or
    iTEP - Minimum 4.2, or
    ELS Language Centers - Level 112, or
    FLS International Language School – Level 16, or
    TLC The Language Company – Level 9, or
    UCLA Extension - Level 6

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

    Note: Unofficial copies acceptable for admission review purposes and need to be included if the application is being submitted via email. All attempted, completed, and in-progress coursework must be disclosed, including any foreign coursework. Any coursework presented after an offer of admission may not be considered for credit and could impact your academic eligibility.

    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*
    *Please note that some majors may require a GPA higher than 2.4 to be eligible for admission.
  3. Financial statement (no older than 6 months) and Sacramento State Financial Affidavit demonstrating source (sponsored, self-funded, etc.) and a minimum amount of $30,300 (USD) to support academic study at Sacramento State.

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

  5. Optional, not required - ACT or SAT I if the student has taken the exam.