Freshman Students

I Have Been Admitted

Welcome to California State University, Sacramento!

The items below will help you through the steps you need to take to ensure a successful start here at Sacramento State.

What does “conditional admission” mean?

All offers of admission are conditional. Students typically apply before completing their senior year of high school. Applying prior to the completion of high school means that one or more classes are in progress and we will not have final grades for these courses until later in the year.

We conditionally admit students based on self-reported and in-progress coursework as indicated on the application in CSU Mentor during the application filing period.

All applicants must maintain eligibility by completing all courses with passing grades (C- or higher), submitting required test scores (SAT, ACT, TOEFL, AP, IB, etc.) and adhering to all deadlines and other requirements.

After we receive your final official transcripts, we will be able to verify your admission eligibility.

Set up your SacLink Account

www.saclink.csus.edu 

If you have not already done so, this will allow you to access important information and communication via your My Sac State. This personal portal is how you will stay current with all campus information, access your personalized To Do List, get payment and account information, and search and register for classes.

Access My Sac State 

Confirm Your Intent to Enroll (ITE)

You must let us know if you are planning to attend Sacramento State by May 1st. 

Complete your intent to enroll.

NOTE: This is a critical deadline! Failure to complete the ITE by the deadline will result in your application being withdrawn from consideration.

Retake the English Placement Test (EPT) and the Entry Level Math (ELM) placement exam requirements. 

IF you want to improve your placement tests scores to avoid remedial coursework and/or participation in the Early Start Program this summer, take advantage of the opportunity to re-take your tests before Orientation this summer.

For more information on this requirement, exemptions and instructions, test schedule, visit the CSU Testing Site at http://www.ets.org/csu/about

Find test locations and dates and register online at https://ept-elm.ets.org/CSU/ 

If you live outside of the state of California, have been admitted to a CSU campus and need to take the EPT and/or the ELM before arriving in California, please call 1-925-808-2142 or e-mail csuoutofstate@ets.org.  Out-of-state testing is arranged for the 2nd week of the month, except in May, when the test is the first week. Arrangements must be made by the 15th of the month before testing will take place. There is an additional fee of $50 for testing outside of the state of California. 

Students who have not registered for and/or completed their EPT/ELM testing, will not be able to register for Orientation until proof of registration and/or testing is verified.

Financial Aid

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 May 1st.  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.

Housing

If you are planning to live on campus, submit your online housing application beginning early March.  For more information on housing and application instructions go to: www.csus.edu/housing.

An Early Start is a Smart Start

Early Start is an enrollment requirement for some First-time Freshmen (FTF). Test scores determine whether a student is required to participate in Early Start. The CSU wants to help first-time freshmen applicants get an “Early Start” toward their preparation for college level work. Freshmen who need extra preparation to be ready for college-level English and/or math must start that process no later than the summer before their first term. Visit the Early Start website for more information.  Registration opens May 3rd and the deadline to register is July 10th.

English Directed Self-Placement Program

Beginning June 1st, go online to complete the required activitiesCompletion is required prior to attending Orientation.  Visit csus.edu/writing/directedselfplacement for more information.

New Student Orientation

Beginning April 1st, sign up for Mandatory New Student Orientation which takes place in July.  During Orientation you will receive academic advising and register for classes.  Spaces fill quickly, so you are encouraged to register as soon as possible! 

For information go to: www.csus.edu/orientation.

Application Correction Request

Did you make an error while completing your application? 

Submit a completed Application Correction Request Form online. You will need your SacLink username and password to log-in and access the form. 

Please note: Changes to your contact information you can do yourself through your My Sac State account. Do not use this form for changes to your birth date, social security number, or name - these changes require you to call our office for instructions at (916) 278-7766. Change of Major must be requested through the University Registrar's Office by submitting a Change of Major Request Form.  

 

Submit Your Transcripts

Submit your FINAL & OFFICIAL transcripts with all final grades and your graduation date posted by June 30th to:

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

Drop Off:

Admissions Counseling Center

Lassen Hall #1102

Monday – Friday 7:30am-4pm (summer hours through August 18, 2017)

Official transcripts MUST BE in their sealed envelopes from the source.  Opened transcripts or transcripts in personal envelopes will be considered "unofficial"

Email:

Your institution may directly email the official transcript to incomingtranscripts@csus.edu.  Emailed transcripts must come directly from the institution - personal emails or attachments will be considered "unofficial".

Registration Tuition Fees

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/bursar/.  If you do not pay fees on time, you will be dropped from your classes.

Immunization Requirements

Make sure you have met the CSU immunization requirement. Click here for more information.

Fall 2017 Checklist

Download the Fall 2017 Checklist of Important Dates and Deadlines