How to Apply: BSBA

Apply for this program using Cal State Apply. Please read this page in full before applying.

  • Review Cal State Apply Application TIPS
  • Go to Cal State Apply, select the term you wish to apply for, and hit the Apply button.
  • Create your Cal State Apply account and complete your Extended Profile. Be sure to choose “First Bachelor’s Degree” for the “Degree Goal” in this section.
  • Complete the Personal Information, Academic History and Supporting Materials sections of the application. 
  • To add the BSBA application:  Click on “Add Program”
    • Search for “San Francisco State University” under campus and “Extended Education” for source and choose the term you are planning to apply for. 
    • Choose the application designated for “Pre-Bachelor Applicants.” 
    • Complete the Required and Optional Questions 
    • Upload a copy of your Unofficial Transcript 
    • Submit the application


October 1: Application Opens
April 1: Application Deadline
April 30: Deadline for all official transcripts to be received


May 1: Application Opens
October 1: Application Deadline
October 31: Deadline for all official transcripts to be received

Note: Complete applications with official transcripts will be reviewed on a first come, first served basis. Hard copy transcripts can take up to 4 - 6 weeks for processing.

To be eligible for admission, a student must:

  1. Be a resident of California or another authorized state. See State Authorization.
  2. Have completed a minimum of 60 transferable semester (90 quarter) units.
  3. Have a grade point average of 2.0 (C) or better in all transferable units attempted.
  4. Have a grade point average of 2.0 (C) or better in all units completed at SF State.
  5. Be in good standing at the last college or university attended.
  6. Have completed all lower-division General Education requirements (39 semester units or 58.5 quarter units) with a grade of C- or better including the below four courses commonly called "Golden Four":
    1. Oral Communication
    2. Written Communication
    3. Critical Thinking
    4. Quantitative Reasoning
  7. Have completed the below courses, which are prerequisites for core business courses, with a grade of C- or better:
    1. ECON 101 Introduction to Microeconomic Analysis
      and one of the following:
    2. DS 110 Calculus with Business Applications
    3. MATH 107 Mathematics for Business Calculus I and MATH 108 Mathematics for Business Calculus II
    4. MATH 110 Business Calculus

All students must supply official transcripts of their college work to be accepted into the program. Current SF State degree seeking students and graduates are exempt from this requirement. Submit any unofficial transcripts showing college coursework at the time you complete your Cal State Apply application.

Follow the instructions for how to submit transcripts.

Information about lower-division General Education requirements is listed at SF State Bulletin > General Education.

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