- When to apply
- How to apply
- Admission requirements for First-time Freshmen
- Admission requirements for Transfer Students
- Admission requirements for International Students
The Mihaylo College of Business and Economics welcomes all qualified applicants to our programs. At the present time, we accept new students who are entering Cal State Fullerton as either a first-time freshman or applying as an upper-division transfer student (60 or more transferable units). The information that follows applies to our three undergraduate majors: Business Administration, Economics and International Business.
If you would like more information regarding campus-wide admission requirements, campus tours, fees and other related information, visit the university's future student page.
For Fall Semester
The filing period for fall entry begins October 1st of the preceding year.
For Spring Semester
The filing period for spring semester entry begins August 1st of the preceding year.
- Submit an application via the Web by going to www.csumentor.edu. Complete the application, and designate CSU, Fullerton as your institution of choice. Submit it by following directions in the website. By applying electronically, you save time on the processing of your application. There is a $55 nonrefundable application fee that must accompany the application.
- When asked to do so , request required transcripts of records of all previous scholastic
work from each school or college attended. The documents should be sent to:
Office of Admissions and Records
California State University , Fullerton
P. O. Box 6900
Fullerton , California 92834-6900
- All first-time freshmen applicants are required to submit scores from either one of two national testing programs before eligibility for admission to the university can be determined. Registration forms and test dates for either test may be obtained from school or college counselors, from the address below, or from campus testing offices. For either test, submit the registration form and fee at least one month prior to the test date.
American College Testing Program, Inc.
P.O. Box 414
Iowa City, Iowa 52243
The College Board (SAT 1)
P.O. Box 6200
Princeton, New Jersey 08541
- Have graduated from high school
- Have a qualifiable eligibility index (see section regarding eligibility index), and
- Have completed for admission with grades of "C" or better in each of the courses
in the comprehensive pattern of college-preparatory subjects:
English: 4 years
Mathematics: 3 years including Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II
U.S. History and Social Science: 2 years Science: 2 years with laboratory
Foreign Language: 2 years in the same language
Visual and Performing Arts: 1 year
Electives: 1 year
The California State University requires that first-time freshman applicants complete, with a C or better, a comprehensive pattern of college preparatory study totaling 15 units. A “unit” is one year of study in high school.
Foreign Language Subject Requirement
The foreign language subject requirement may be satisfied by applicants who demonstrate competence in a language other than English equivalent to or higher than expected of students who complete two years of foreign language study. Consult with your school counselor or any CSU campus admission or relations with schools office for further information. Please consult with any CSU admissions office for further information about alternative ways to satisfy the subject requirements.
- 60 transferable units (84 quarter units) which include:
- A minimum of 30 semester units (45 quarter units) in CSU-approved general education course work with a grade of C or better.
- The Golden Four requirements with a
grade of C or better:
- Oral Communication
- Written Communication
- Critical Thinking
- Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning.
- A cumulative grade-point average of 2.0
(C) or better in all transferable units
attempted. Non California residents must
a 2.4 or better GPA.
- Good academic standing at the last college or university attended.
General Education Certification is strongly
recommended. Information on GE certification is
available at the Admissions and Records
Offices, Counseling Centers, and Transfer Centers at all California community colleges
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
The university is pleased to accept applications from international students. The CSU must assess the academic preparation of foreign students. For this purpose, "foreign students" include those who hold U.S. visas as students, exchange visitors, or in other non-immigrant classifications.
The CSU uses separate requirements and application filing dates in the admission of foreign students. Priority in admission is given to residents of California. There is little likelihood of nonresident applicants, including international students, being admitted either to impacted majors or to those with limited openings. Verification of English proficiency (see the section on the TOEFL Requirement for undergraduate applicants), financial resources, and academic performance are all important considerations for admission. Academic records from foreign institutions must be on file at least 8 weeks before registration for the first term and, if not in English, must be accompanied by certified English translations. Freshman applicants applying directly from overseas should have outstanding academic qualifications and meet TOEFL score requirements.
Applicants who are graduates of foreign secondary schools must have preparation equivalent to that required of eligible California high school graduates. The university will carefully review the previous record of all such applicants and only those with promise of academic success equivalent to that of eligible California high school graduates will be admitted. Undergraduate transfers, who have completed a two-year program in an accredited institution of higher education, with a good academic record and satisfactory TOEFL scores, shall receive priority for admission.
The university has established deadlines to insure the timely processing of all applications and to enable admitted applicants to make arrangements to reach the U.S. and the campus prior to orientation and registration. Early application is strongly advised due to strong demand for programs. Newly admitted students are required to take an English Placement Examination prior to enrollment in classes (mid-August for fall semester and mid-January for spring semester). Applications may be submitted according to the following schedule:
For Fall Semester
Apply beginning October 1 of the preceding year. Application must be completed with supporting documents by March 15.
For Spring Semester
Apply beginning August 1 of preceding year. Application must be completed with supporting documents by October 15. All international student applicants must declare a major field of study when the application is filed. Campus programs of study that receive more applications than spaces are available or have been declared impacted are not open to nonresidents, foreign or domestic.
All applicants, regardless of citizenship, whose native language is other than English are required to present scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) before they can be admitted to the university unless they have attended for at least three years, full-time, an educational institution at the secondary level or above where English is the principal language of instruction. Undergraduate applicants must achieve a score of 500 on the paper-based TOEFL exam or 173 on the computer-based TOEFL; graduate applicants or second B.A. degree applicants a score of 550 on the paper-based exam or 213 on the computer-based TOEFL; graduate music applicants 560 or 220 respectively; MBA applicants 570 or 230 respectively; and graduate TESOL applicants a score of 573 or 230 respectively. Adequate performance on the TOEFL is mandatory for admission.
As circumstances warrant minimum requirements for TOEFL scores may be changed. Current information is available at www.csumentor.edu.
Applicants should obtain the TOEFL Bulletin of Information and registration forms well in advance. Copies of this bulletin and registration forms are often available at American embassies and consulates, offices of the United States Information Service, United States educational commissions and foundations abroad, bi-national centers, and several private organizations. Those who cannot obtain locally a TOEFL Bulletin of Information should write to: Test of English as a Foreign Language, Educational Testing Services, P.O. Box 6151, Princeton, New Jersey 08541-6151, USA.
International student applicants must include a statement of financial support accompanied by a bank statement from their sponsor. Students sponsored by an international organization or home government agency must include a letter of scholarship support specifying this university and the students proposed degree and program of study.
Transcripts of all educational documents in languages other than English must be accompanied by translation into English certified by independent agencies. All academic records must be received directly from the issuing institutions and become official records of the university.
International student applicants who are admitted by the university will be issued form I-20 which is used to obtain an F-1 student visa from a U.S. embassy or consulate overseas. Students transferring from a U.S. institution will use form I-20 to apply for transfer authorization through the Immigration and Naturalization Service. Arrival, orientation and registration information from the Office of International Education and Exchange will accompany the admission materials mailed to new students. Insurance Requirement Effective August 1, 1995, as a condition of receiving an I-20 or IAP-66 form, all F-1 and J-1 visa applicants must agree to obtain and maintain health insurance as a condition of registration and continued enrollment in the California State University . Such insurance must be in amounts as specified by the United States Information Agency (USIA) and NAFSA: Association of International Educators. The campus president or designee shall determine which insurance policies meet these criteria.
Further information may be obtained from the Office of International Education and Exchange.