San Diego State University College of Business Administration Undergraduate Online Bachelor's in Business program accepts applications from transfer students each year between August 1 - August 31 for spring admission and between October 1 - November 30 for fall admission. 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 Admission may be rescinded if your GPA or course grades are lower than what you reported on the application, or if you miss any admission deadlines.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 Fall 2019 Admission|
|Units||Complete 60 or more transferable semester (or 90 or more quarter) units.||Must be completed by the end of
|Golden Four: Oral Communication||Complete, with a grade of "C-" or higher, a basic public speaking course or other communication course certified in the area of Oral Communication by a California community college.||
Must be completed by the end of
|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.||Must be completed by the end of
|Golden Four: Critical Thinking||Complete, with a grade of "C-" or higher, a second semester composition or writing course, or a course in reasoning and effective argumentative writing.||Must be completed by the end of
|Golden Four: Mathematics||Complete, with a grade of "C-" or higher, a mathematics course above the level of Intermediate Algebra.||Must be completed by the end of
|General Education Courses||Complete a minimum of 30 units of General Education.||Must be completed by the end of Spring 2019.|
|Preparation for General Business Major||Complete all preparation courses for General Business.||Must be completed by the end of Summer 2019.|
|Grade Point Average (GPA)||Meet and maintain a minimum of 2.9 GPA to apply for the General Business major.||Must meet GPA at the time of application and maintain throughout the admission process.|
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.
Use the following websites to determine how transfer course credits can be used to meet SDSU General Education and major preparation course requirements.
- The Transfer Admission Planner (TAP) includes course equivalency information for colleges and universities throughout the United States. You can also use TAP to identify any specific grade requirements for individual courses or combination of courses. TAP is updated annually to reflect the most current SDSU General Catalog information.
- The ASSIST website is the official repository of articulation for California's public colleges and universities.
How to Apply
SDSU will be accepting applications for fall 2019 admission from students who wish to pursue an Online Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. The application period runs October 1 – November 30, 2018.
Starting October 1, you will be able to apply online at https://www2.calstate.edu/ and select fall 2019. 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.