BA in Business Administration

California State University, Fullerton

How to Apply

Applicants must have transferable courses (details are on our Admission Requirements page), and will need to complete an online application as well as submit supporting documents.


Please follow the directions below to learn how to successfully complete your application, as well as what to expect after submitting. If you encounter any issues while applying, please e-mail us directly or schedule a meeting with Undergraduate Advisor Dereck Zara.


When you are ready to apply, use the link below to visit Cal State Apply to start your application:

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Application Dates & Fees

Below you will find the application periods for the Fall and Spring cohorts, as well as the application fee:

  • Fall cohort applications accepted: October 1 – June 1
  • Spring cohort applications accepted: August 1 – October 15
  • Application fee: $70


Before applying

Step 1: Meet with an Advisor

Before applying, we highly recommended you make an appointment (in-person or online) with a program advisor. The application requires information from your transcripts, and our advisors can review those to ensure you meet all business course requirements before applying. They can also answer any questions you have about the program or application process.

Completing your Cal State Apply Application

Step 2: Submit online application


On your online application, you will need to provide information on previous courses you have completed in the Academic History portion.

IMPORTANT: It is crucial that all course information is inputted accurately. To do so, we advise that you have a copy of your unofficial transcripts while completing the application. If you skip this step, your application may be denied. You should also upload PDF copies of your unofficial transcripts in the documents portion of the application but will also need to send in official transcripts after submitting your application.

As you fill out your application, please select the following options:

  • Select “Undergraduate” as the level of degree you are seeking.
  • After selecting “Undergraduate”, select “Transferring with an Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T, AS-T) from a California community college” or “Transferring from a California community college or from another two-year or four-year institution” depending on which one applies to you.
    • If you select “Transferring from a California community college or from another two-year or four-year institution”, select “Greater than or equal to 60 semester or 90 quarter hours (equivalent to Junior or higher)” as your completed credit hours.
  • Select “Business Administration - Professional Business" under Fullerton Extension as your intended program.

You will receive a confirmation email after successfully submitting your online application.

Step 3: Submit official transcripts

You will need to submit official transcripts and any official AP scores from all institutions you have attended to the Office of Admissions:

California State University, Fullerton
Office of Admissions
P.O. Box 6900
Fullerton, CA 92834-6900

It is important to submit all official transcripts as soon as possible, even if you have courses in progress. Your application is not  considered complete without them and it will not be reviewed until they are received.

Fall applicants should submit official transcripts with grades through the previous fall

Spring applicants should submit official transcripts with grades through the previous summer


Check your To Do list for your specific college transcript requirements.

After you Apply

Step 4: Log in to your Student Portal

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an email with information on setting up your Student Portal and student email address. Login as soon as possible, as you will receive any further admissions instructions only through your Student Portal and student email address.

Step 5: Check your email

You will need to check your email regularly for application status updates, as well as any additional information and instructions.

Step 6: Wait for an admissions decision

Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and the processing time may take several weeks. You will be notified of your admission status to your CSUF email address.

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Talk to an Advisor

Have questions about applying? Book an appointment with an advisor to learn more about the application process and your eligibility.

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What’s your next step?

Book an advising appointment to learn more or join our email list to get important updates.

Book Advising


Book an appointment with Professional Business Online Student Advisor Dereck Zara. He can talk with you in person, by phone or online.