Office of Admissions Prospective Student Center

Admissions Information

San Diego State University's Fowler College of Business undergraduate Online Bachelor's in General Business accepts applications from transfer students each year between August 1 - August 31st for spring admission and between October 1 - November 30th for fall admission. The next application period will open on August 1, 2019 for admission in the Spring 2020 semester which begins on January 12. At the current time, we are not accepting International student applications or applications from students seeking a second Bachelor's degree.

Who is a Transfer Student?

If you have taken any college-level classes since the summer beyond your high school graduation, you are a transfer student.

SDSU accepts transfer applications only from upper-division transfer or readmission applicants who will have completed 60 or more transferable semester (or 90 or more quarter) units by the end of the fall term prior to spring transfer and the end of the spring term prior to fall transfer. SDSU does not accept transfer applications from lower-division students with fewer than 60 transferable semester units.

Transfer Admission Requirements

Admission decisions for the Undergraduate Online Bachelor’s in Business program is based on the self-reported information provided on the Cal State Apply application.

If you are admitted, your admission is provisional pending verification of the self-reported information on your Cal State Apply application using your official transcript(s). Admission may be rescinded if your GPA or course grades are lower than what you reported on the application, or if you miss any admission deadlines. To ensure accuracy, refer to your college transcripts or education plan.

Upper-division transfer applicants must meet the following minimum requirements to be considered for admission:

Requirements How to Meet Requirements Timeline for Spring 2020 Admission
Units Complete a minimum of 60 transferable semester units (or 90 quarter units). Must be completed by the end of
fall 2019.
Golden Four: Oral Communication Complete with a grade of "C-" or higher, a basic public speaking course or other certified oral communication course. Note: To fulfill this requirement, course must be at least 3 semester units or 4 quarter units.  

Must be completed by the end of
summer 2019.

Golden Four: Written Communication Complete with a grade of "C-" or higher, a freshman composition course that emphasizes essay writing or reading and writing concurrently. Note: To fulfill this requirement, course must be at least 3 semester units or 4 quarter units.   Must be completed by the end of summer 2019.
Golden Four: Critical Thinking Complete with a grade of "C-" or higher, a second semester composition or course in reasoning and effective argumentative writing. Note: To fulfill this requirement, course must be at least 3 semester units or 4 quarter units.  Must be completed by the end of
summer 2019.
Golden Four: Mathematics Complete with a grade of "C-" or higher, a mathematics course above the level of Intermediate Algebra. Note: To fulfill this requirement, course must be at least 3 semester units or 4 quarter units.  Must be completed by the end of
summer 2019.
General Education Courses Complete all lower division General Education. Must be completed by the end of
fall 2019.
American Institutions  Complete all components of American Institutions. Must be completed by the end of fall 2019.
Preparation for the Major Courses Complete all preparation for the major courses listed under Business Administration - General Business. Must be completed by the end of fall 2019.
Grade Point Average (GPA) Meet and maintain a minimum of 2.75 (ADT applicants may have a minimum overall GPA 0.1 below impaction GPA, e.g. 2.80 or meet the minimum 2.75 GPA). Must meet GPA at the time of application and maintain throughout the admission process.
SDSU Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA)  If applicable, students with prior SDSU coursework must maintain a 2.0 or higher GPA for any SDSU Regular Session, Special Session, Open University, or Cross Enrollment coursework.  Must meet GPA at the time of application and maintain throughout the admission process.
Associate Degree for Transfer  If applicable, earn AS-T in Business Administration prior to transfer. AS-T degree must be earned by the end of summer 2019. Verification must be in the form of official transcript with degree posted. 

Note:
Students with prior SDSU coursework must maintain a 2.0 or higher GPA for any SDSU Regular Session, Special Session, Open University, or Cross Enrollment coursework. This is in addition to the cumulative GPA listed above.

Online Resources

Use the following websites to determine how transfer course credits can be used to meet SDSU General Education and major preparation course requirements.

 

How to Apply

Spring 2020:
SDSU will be accepting applications for spring 2020 admission from students who wish to pursue an Online Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. The application period runs August 1 – August 31st, 2019.

Starting August 1, you will be able to apply online at https://www2.calstate.edu/ and select spring 2020.  When asked for a major, select “Business Admin (General) (BS) (External Degree) (ONLINE PROGRAM)”. A $55 nonrefundable application fee is required of all applicants at the time of application.