Degree or Program Specifics

UNDERGRADUATE

The University will evaluate the student's high school Grade Point Average (GPA), curricular records, and other documents to determine entrance eligibility. 

NOTE: Specifics Regarding Admission from a U.S.A. High School

U.S. high school graduates may submit other documents for consideration:

  • Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) OR American College Testing (ACT)

TITLE V CLASS REQUIREMENTS

California law prescribes as requirements for bachelor's degrees that each student demonstrate competence in understanding (1) American history, institutions, and ideals, (2) The Constitution of the United States, and (3) the principles of state and local government as established in California.  Students may meet these requirements by completing specified courses under the General Education requirements.

ADMISSION WITH ADVANCED STANDING

An applicant may receive credit for up to forty-four (44) credits earned in high school Advanced Placement (AP) courses. Completed courses are accepted credit-for-credit for equivalent courses at PSU if the student has earned a score of three (3) out of a possible five (5). Evaluation and approval will be made by the Academic Dean and become a permanent part of the student's academic file.

GRADUATE

Individuals will be admitted to the Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Science in Computer Science (M.S.C.S.), or Master of Science in Information Systems (M.S.I.S.) programs if their undergraduate GPA is 2.50 or greater for courses taken in the last ninety (90) quarter units of their undergraduate program.  All students must have a bachelor’s degree (four years of study or its equivalent) to be admitted into a graduate degree program.

M.B.A. applicants must supply proof that they have completed a bachelor's degree in business administration or economics from an institution accredited by agencies recognized by the United States Department of Education or its equivalent, demonstrating adequate preparation for studying graduate-level business.  Those students who have not completed adequate coursework in business related areas are required to meet the prerequisite requirements. 

M.S.C.S. and M.S.I.S. applicants must supply proof that they have completed a bachelor's degree in physics, engineering, computer science, information systems, or applied mathematics from an institution accredited by agencies recognized by the United States Department of Education or its equivalent.  Those students who have not completed adequate coursework in computer related areas are required to meet the prerequisite requirements.

ACP-ACCOUNTING CERTIFICATE PROGRAM (NON-DEGREE)

NOTE: Students whose educational experience was in the Chinese language during their undergraduate studies (as evidenced by their transcript) may participate in bilingual ACP courses taught in Chinese and English.

Due to CA Board of Accountancy requirements, ACP students must hold a bachelor’s degree.

ESL (NON-DEGREE) COURSE OF STUDY

Individuals applying for the non-degree English as a Second Language (ESL) course of study will take a placement test to establish their level of competency: beginning, intermediate, or advanced.

PROJECT MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE PROGRAM (NON-DEGREE)

Individuals applying for project management program need to submit a short personal essay detailing professional work experience.