Office of Admissions Prospective Student Center

Admissions Information

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

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
Spring 2019.
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
Spring 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. Must be completed by the end of
Spring 2019.
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
Spring 2019.
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
Spring 2019.
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.

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.

Admission decisions for the Undergraduate Online Bachelor's in Business program will be based on official transcripts. 

How to Apply

Fall 2019:
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.