B.​S.​ Business Administration DCP: Apply

Ready to Apply?

If you meet all of the admission requirements (see below) apply to our program using Cal State Apply!

Steps to apply

  1. Visit https://www2.calstate.edu/apply
  2. Choose "transfer student"
  3. Next pick your term "Fall," then create an account
  4. Please be sure to choose you are an "upper division transfer student" and in order to locate our program in the application; you will click "add program"
  5. You will be able to search "Sonoma" in the search tab
  6. From there, our program is under "Sonoma Extension"
  7. You will then proceed with entering in your information
  8. One of the last steps is submitting the $70 application fee
  9. From there I will connect with you once I have viewed your application as submitted, with next steps such as sending in your transcripts to Sonoma State

If you need help with the application please email Nina Mendia mendian@sonoma.edu

Admission Requirements

Students will be admitted to the program each Fall semester based on fulfilling both the general education CSU transfer pattern and Business Administration pre-requisites. AA-Transfer Business students will have completed most or all of these as part of their Associate's Degree.

  • GPA must be a 2.​0 or better
  • Students must be in good standing at the last institution attended. If you have been disqualified or are on probation, you may need to take extra steps for admission.
  • We strongly recommend getting a pre-admission consultation to determine where you stand in terms of entrance requirements
  • Minimum entrance requirements can be in progress or planned when you apply, but they must be completed by the end of the Spring semester preceding enrollment (Summer Session not included).

Pre-Admission Advising

Prospective students are strongly encouraged to seek advising before submitting an application.

First, you can visit your local community college's Transfer Center for an assessment of your CSU transferability and to work out a plan to take care of any missing requirements.

Once you are ready to apply, you will need to supply complete transcripts from all colleges attended. Official copies will be required by Admissions and Records, but if you require a discussion about your transfer status with an SSU SEIE Advisor, you may share an unofficial copy for that purpose.

General Requirements

Students must meet SSU upper division transfer requirements to be admitted to this program.

  • 60 semester units of transferable college-level work with a C average.
  • 30 of these units must be in general education according to the CSU pattern at a C average, and must include the following:
    • A1 (Written & Oral Analysis/Speech): grade of CR/C- or greater
    • A2 (English Composition): grade of CR/C- or greater
    • A3 (Critical Thinking): grade of CR/C- or greater
    • B4 (Math/Quantitative Reasoning): grade of CR/C- or greater (preferably Statistics, Finite Math, or Calculus; see below)
  • Additional lower-division general education above these minimum entrance requirements must be completed in order to graduate. Please view the General Education Requirements.
  • The ASSIST website can help you choose qualifying classes at community colleges, but you should also work with a counselor.

Business Administration Program Transfer Requirements

Required in order to enroll in business upper division courses.
*Please note there are two math classes that are required.

  • Introduction to Macroeconomics (course at SSU: ECON 204)
  • Introduction to Microeconomics (course at SSU: ECON 205)
  • B4 Math- Introduction to Finite Mathematics or Calculus or Business Math (courses at SSU: MATH 131/MATH 161)
  • B4 Math- Elementary Statistics or Business Statistics (courses at SSU: MATH 165/BUS 211 )
  • Legal Environment of Business (course at SSU: BUS 225)
  • Financial Accounting (course at SSU: BUS 230A)
  • Managerial Accounting (course at SSU: BUS 230B)

The School of Business and Economics (SBE) has prepared a list outlining equivalent coursework from California community colleges, but it is a good idea to work with an advisor before registering for any preparatory coursework just to confirm current equivalencies. They have also supplied a worksheet to help give you an idea of which requirements you have fulfilled.

Pre-Admission Advising Tools

Transfer Advisory List

B.S. Business Administration Pre-requisite Worksheet

If you have any questions about the business prerequisites or utilizing these admissions tools, please reach out to Nina Mendia mendian@​sonoma.​edu.

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