Step 4: Evaluation & Validation of Coursework
MBA, MA Econ, MS Acct, MS Tax, & MSIS
MBA, MS Accountancy, MS Taxation, & MSIS
Your graduate advisor has already reviewed your transcripts. If any coursework was found to be equivalent it was waived on your advising worksheet.
If you think that you have completed comparable undergraduate coursework please schedule an appointment with the New Admit Programs Advisor to request an evaluation form. Requests for evaluations are only accepted in the students first semester. (Note: The appointment calendar does not allow appointments to be scheduled more than 7 business days in advance.)
You must meet with the New Admit Advisor, as this process cannot be done by e-mail or over the phone. Please schedule an appointment no later than 2 weeks prior to the final filing period. During the meeting, the New Admit Advisor will review your transcripts and determine if an evaluation form will be provided. The appointment calendar does fill up quickly so if you have questions it is recommended that you schedule your appointment as early as possible.
Requirements for Course Evaluations:
- You must have received a “B” or better in all courses you wish to waive.
- The coursework must be equivalent to the courses that are being evaluated / validated.
- Courses taken more than seven years ago, in addition to being equivalent in content, must be validated for current knowledge.
- Work experience and/or certificate programs alone are not sufficient to evaluate a course.
- Evaluation/Validation forms must be submitted with the Course Waiver Evaluation Checklist
- Do not add any additional coursework to the form without prior approval from the New Admit Advisor. Only an advisor can provide you with evaluations forms. If you alter/create a document without approval, it will be considered fraudulent.
- The forms must be filled out completely and all documents attached. See the instructions on the form for details.
- Students admitted during the Fall must submit all evaluation forms by one of the filing periods listed below. There are three time periods in which forms may be submitted. Forms submitted after the final filing period will be returned to you denied.
First Filing Period: March 15th
Second Filing Period: May 1st
Third Filing Period: July 15th
Final Filing Period: September 30th
- Students admitted during the Spring must submit all evaluation forms by one of the filing periods listed below. There are three time periods in which forms may be submitted. Forms submitted after the final filing period will be returned to you denied.
First Filing Period: September 30th
Second Filing Period: December 1st
Final Filing Period: February 28th
- Course evaluation decisions are made by the Department Chairs of each program.
- The Evaluation decisions along with all of your documents will be mailed to you 3 to 4 weeks after the filing periods.
- In addition to being equivalent in content, courses over 7 years old must be validated for current knowledge. Not all courses may be validated.
- To validate an outdated course, you must provide a statement along with your packet detailing how you have kept current with the topics taught in the course to demonstrate that you have sufficient knowledge comparable to a passing grade of "B".
- Validation decisions will be made by individual Department Chairs after your forms have been submitted no later than the above deadlines.
All newly admitted MA Economics students must demonstrate proficiency in the Econ prerequisite courses listed below. A GPA of at lest 3.0 in the following courses or their equivalents (corresponding CSUF courses are listed below).
- Math 135 Business Calculus
- ISDS361 or Econ340 Economic Research Methods
- Econ201 Principles of Microeconomics
- Econ202 Principles of Macroeconomics
- Econ310 or 315 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
- Econ320 Intermediate Macroeconomic Analysis
- 400 Level Econ Elective (to be reviewed by Concentration Exploration Advisor)
Your transcripts were already reviewed by your Concentration Exploration Faculty Advisor and if it was determined you have demonstrated proficiency in the Econ prerequisite courses the courses were waived on your advising worksheet. If you have questions or believe that a perquisite was overlooked you would then meet with the Concentration Exploration Faculty Advisor within 10 business days of receiving your admission packet. During your meeting you are required to:
- Bring a copy of your Advising Worksheet to the meeting
- Bring the "Pre-requisite sheet" provided to your in your digital welcome packet to the meeting
- Bring an unofficial copy of your transcripts with you
- Return a signed copy of your "Prerequisite sheet" form to your graduate advisor immediately after your appointment in SGHM4210
Contact the Concentration Exploration Advisor and schedule an appointment within 10 business days of receiving your admission packet.
Note: failure to submit the required documents by the deadlines and meet with your advisor within 10 business days may result in increased program requirements.