Application Review Process

Once the SFBU Admissions Office receives your complete online application and supporting documents, the application is forwarded for a formal review. Based on the current admissions and the intended program curriculum requirements, the committee reviews your application and takes the following steps:

  • Examines if you meet the admissions criteria and/or if you need to submit additional documents
  • Determines if you need an admission interview
  • Follows SFBU’s credit transfer policy to determine transferable credits
  • Generates an Admissions Evaluation Report/Study Plan
  • If admitted, prepares an admissions acceptance package including:
    • President’s Welcome Letter
    • Dean’s Welcome Letter
    • Admissions Checklist
    • Enrollment Confirmation Letter
    • SFBU Scholarship Award letter (if applicable)
    • I-20 document for International Student (if applicable)
    • Transfer Letter for International Transfer Student (if applicable)

Acceptance Package

  • Acceptance package and study plan is available on the SFBU applicant portal under "Quick Links"

Notice - Application processing times are typically four (4) weeks once an applicant file is complete. However, processing times may vary.