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Transfer Students
Fall 2016 Admissions Checklist 

Welcome to California State University, Sacramento!

Special Early Admission for "Transfer Ready" Upper Division Transfers - if you receive your admission early (before the March 1, 2016 admission date) congratulations!  You have been identified as exceeding the minimum eligibility requirements and meeting the "Transfer Ready" criteria as defined:  completing an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) at a California Community College prior to enrollment and/or complete all CSU GE-Breadth requirements AND complete all required lower division major coursework offered at your college and have already paid your application fee.  (Please note that admission decisions are based on self-reported information provided on your admission application and are subject to verification.)

This checklist will help you through the steps you need to take to ensure a successful start here at Sacramento State.

  • Set up your SacLink account at www.saclink.csus.edu if you have not already done so. This will allow you to access My Sac State. This personal portal is where you stay current with information about the campus, access account information and a personalized To Do List, and find and register for classes.
  • Submit your online housing application beginning March 2016.  For more information on housing and application instructions go to: www.csus.edu/housing.
  • Official Transcripts including final grades for Fall 2015 are required prior to registering for Mandatory New Student OrientationIf transcripts are not received by January 28, 2016, your application will be withdrawn.
  • If you are participating in the Associates Degree for Transfer program (SB1440), proof of eligibility from your community college must be submitted to Admissions & Outreach by March 15, 2016.  A counselor at your community college can provide electronic proof of eligibility to our campus via the "Associate Degree for Transfer eVerify" website.  If your community college is unable to provide electronic proof of eligibility, a paper verification form signed by a counselor can be submitted to our office, Attention: ADT Coordinator, at the above address.  Visitadegreewithaguarantee.com for more information.
  • If you intend to major in one of our Designated Impacted Programs, please check with that program for supplemental criteria, application instruction and important deadlines.
  • Confirm your Intent to Enroll (ITE). You need to let us know if you are planning to attend Sacramento State for Fall 2016 by May 1, 2016.  Go to www.csus.edu/admissions/ite.  NOTE: This is a critical deadline!  Failure to complete the ITE by the deadline will result in your application being withdrawn from consideration.
  • Beginning April 1, 2016, sign up for mandatory Transfer Orientation which takes place in June. During Orientation, you will receive academic advising (major and General Education) and register for fall classes. Space fills up quickly so you are encouraged to register as soon as possible and before the June 1st deadline. For information go to:www.csus.edu/orientation.
  • Applying for Financial Aid?  Check your "To Do List" in the Student Center of your My Sac State account and be sure to submit all requested documents on or before June 1, 2016.  Then watch your My Sac State in the spring to Accept/Decline Financial Aid awards. For more information on financial aid awards go to: www.csus.edu/faid.
  • Send your final & official transcripts with all final grades from all high schools and colleges you have attended by June 30, 2016.  Transcripts will be retrieved electronically by Sac State Admissions from the following community colleges: American River College, Canada City College, Cosumnes River College, Cypress College, El Camino College, Folsom Lake College, Fullerton College, Sacramento City College, San Joaquin Delta College, San Mateo City College, Skyline City College. Except if you have a hold on your record at one of these colleges, you will need to clear the hold and then provide the transcript.  Send your transcripts to:

    Sacramento State
    Admissions & Outreach
    6000 J Street
    Sacramento, CA 95819-6048

Transcripts can also be dropped off in our Admissions Counseling Center, Lassen Hall #1102, Monday through Friday, between 9am and 4pm or emailed to: incomingtranscripts@csus.edu 

  • Upper Division Transfer students are NOT required to take the Entry Level Math (ELM) or English Placement Test (EPT).  Your successful completion of college level math and English courses will satisfy placement requirements.  Please note that taking the placement tests cannot be used in lieu of college level math and English courses for admission eligibility.  Upon verification of your eligibility, these items will be removed from your Student Center “to do” list.
  • Pay your registration fees. Fee statements and payments are due after course registration.  Several payment options are available, for more information on deadlines and payment options go to www.csus.edu/sfscIf you do not pay fees on time, you will be dropped from your classes.
  • Make sure you have met the CSU immunization requirement. Click here for information.

Classes begin August 29, 2016!

Application Correction Request - for ADMITTED students - Did you make an error while completing your application?  Submit a completed Application Correction Request form and any supporting documentation to Admissions & Outreach as soon as possible!  Change of Major MUST be requested through the University Registrar's Office by submitting a Change of Major request form.  Changes to your contact information you can do yourself through your My Sac State account.  Do not use this form for changes to birth date, social security number or name - these require you to call our office for instructions at (916) 278-7766.