Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (GCBA)

How To Apply


Application Deadlines

Cohort GCBA PROGRAM DEADLINE INTERNATIONAL GCBA PROGRAM DEADLINE
Spring 2015 November 30, 2014 November 30, 2014

Application Instructions

Complete the following steps in the order listed to ensure proper submission of your online application and application materials.

Email collexl@csun.edu if you experience any technical issues with your online application. A staff member will contact you to assist you (Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm).

STEP 1

Submit online:

You will be given an opportunity to access, complete, and upload the following required documents as part of your online application:

  1. Online application
  2. Personal Statement- 500-word statement describing:
    • Why the applicant is interested in the GCBA certificate.
    • How enrollment in this program will contribute to his/her growth and success.
  3. Resume
  4. Application fee - Pay $55 as a nonrefundable application fee

Complete and submit the online Application as soon as possible.  Doing so will assure that your application is included in the applicant pool and that Admissions is aware of your application and can track additional materials as they arrive.

STEP 2

Submit by Regular Mail:

Official Transcripts - Please mail original or certified copies of all official academic records/transcripts from all academic institutions you have attended in the past, not just from institutions at which you earned a degree to the exact address below. (If you attended CSUN, you do not need to request CSUN transcripts. We will acquire your CSUN records for your application. No copies of transcripts are accepted. Transcripts must be originals. The applicant must contact each college or university attended and request official transcript.

Original or certified copy of TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic score - Scores can either be electronically transmitted to CSUN's school code (4707) or official copies can be mailed to the address below (Required of international applicants who did not earn a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution within the United States).

Tseng College Registration and Client Services
ATTN: GCBA program
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330-8343

All items sent by regular mail must be postmarked by the application deadline date.

DO NOT mail items until AFTER you submit your online application. Otherwise, we will not have a record of you as an applicant and your transcripts and recommendations cannot be processed and evaluated.

DO NOT mail or electronically transmit official transcripts to CSUN’s Office of Admissions & Records. We cannot access transcripts sent to that office for up to three months. This will prevent us from being able to review your application in a timely manner and consider you for admission.

Applicants must submit authentic and official transcripts of all previous academic work attempted. Failure to file complete, accurate, and authentic application documents may result in denial of admission, cancellation of academic credit, suspension, or expulsion (Section 41301, Article 1.1, Title V, California Code of Regulations).

Application Instructions – GCBA International Students

Complete the following steps in the order listed to ensure proper submission of your online application and application materials.

STEP 1

Submit online:

You will be given an opportunity to access, complete, and upload the following required documents as part of your online application:

  1. Online application
  2. Personal Statement- 500-word statement describing:
    • Why the applicant is interested in the GCBA certificate.
    • How enrollment in this program will contribute to his/her growth and success.
  3. Resume
  4. Bank statement and Affidavit of Financial Support
  5. Copy of passport
  6. Application fee - Pay $55 as a nonrefundable application fee

Complete and submit the online Application as soon as possible.  Doing so will assure that your application is included in the applicant pool and that Admissions is aware of your application and can track additional materials as they arrive.

Applicants who are applying to the Intensive English Program (IEP) and wish to be considered for conditional admission to a future GCBA cohort, should reference the IEP Program with Conditional Admission website for information and instructions. Applicants who are conditionally admitted to the GCBA would be expected to obtain either a passing TOEFL or equivalent score (IETLS or PTE Academic) or pass level 10 IEP with a letter grade of B or better before being allowed to be fully admitted into the GCBA.

STEP 2

Submit by Regular Mail:

Official Transcripts - Please mail original or certified copies of all official academic records/transcripts from all academic institutions you have attended in the past, not just from institutions at which you earned a degree to the exact address below. (If you attended CSUN, you do not need to request CSUN transcripts. We will acquire your CSUN records for your application. No copies of transcripts are accepted. Transcripts must be originals. The applicant must contact each college or university attended and request official transcript.

Original or certified copy of TOEFL, IELTS or PTE Academic score - Scores can either be electronically transmitted to CSUN's school code (4707) or official copies can be mailed to the address below (Required of international applicants who did not earn a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution within the United States).

Tseng College Registration and Client Services
ATTN: GCBA program
California State University, Northridge
18111 Nordhoff Street
Northridge, California 91330-8343

All items sent by regular mail must be postmarked by the application deadline date.

DO NOT mail items until AFTER you submit your online application. Otherwise, we will not have a record of you as an applicant and your transcripts and recommendations cannot be processed and evaluated.

DO NOT mail or electronically transmit official transcripts to CSUN’s Office of Admissions & Records. We cannot access transcripts sent to that office for up to three months. This will prevent us from being able to review your application in a timely manner and consider you for admission.

Applicants must submit authentic and official transcripts of all previous academic work attempted. Failure to file complete, accurate, and authentic application documents may result in denial of admission, cancellation of academic credit, suspension, or expulsion (Section 41301, Article 1.1, Title V, California Code of Regulations).

 

IMPORTANT NOTE TO APPLICANTS: All communications between CSUN staff/faculty and potential or actual applicants to our programs are treated as part of the overall application processes and may be considered in making appropriate admissions decision to any CSUN program.