General Admission

Admission Policy

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The School admits qualified local and international students who exhibit potential and aptitude to successfully complete the selected academic programs. Students seeking admission must submit all application requirements, including official academic transcripts, or records of all previous education at higher educational institutions(s) they attended.

The School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, national origin, marital status, religion, gender, age, physical disability, or any other legally protected status.

General Admission Requirements

The following general admissions requirements apply for local, out-of-state and international students:

  1. Completed Admission Application forms which can be obtained from the admissions office or downloaded from the school website at
  2. One (1) color passport size photograph.
  3. Official Transcript forwarded directly to CTSB’s Office of Admission.
    • For Graduate program applicants, an official transcript from college (or university) previously attended indicating a completion of at least a Bachelor or an equivalent undergraduate degree.
  4. Letter of recommendation.
  5. Entrance Essays
  6. Payment of non-refundable application and registration fees

Specific admission requirements for international students are discussed in a separate page on International Students.

After all application materials have been submitted and all official transcripts of previous college/university work have been received by the School, and applicable fees paid, the applicant’s application will be evaluated by the Admissions Officer. If the applicant is accepted for admission, a letter of acceptance is forwarded to the applicant.

Application forms, current school catalog and any other information concerning enrollment may be obtained from the Registrar at 2333 Beverly Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90057 Tel: 213-484-4440.

Transfer of Credit Policy

The School allows transfer of credit for up to a maximum of 8 quarter units. Students will need to apply for an Approval for Transfer Credit and, along with their transcripts, provide a course syllabus or a catalog with course descriptions from their previous school. The Chief Academic Officer will then conduct an assessment to determine a match of equivalent or corresponding CTSB courses. The School does not grant credit to prior experiential learning.

Transferability of Credits Earned at Our Institution

The transferability of credits earned at CTSB is at the complete discretion of an institution to which you may seek to transfer. Acceptance of the degree you earn in the MBA program is also at the complete discretion of the institution to which you may seek to transfer. If the credits or degree that you earn at this institution are not accepted at the institution to which you seek to transfer, you may be required to repeat some or all of your coursework at that institution. For this reason, you should make certain that your attendance at this institution will meet your educational goals. This may include contacting an institution to which you may seek to transfer after attending CTSB to determine if your credits or degree will transfer.

Notice to Prospective Degree Program Students

This institution is approved by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to offer degree programs. To continue to offer degree programs, this institution must meet the following requirements:

  • Become institutionally accredited by an accrediting agency
    recognized by the United States Department of Education, with the scope of the accreditation covering at least one degree program.
  • Achieve accreditation candidacy or pre-accreditation, as defined in regulations, by July 1, 2017, and full accreditation by July 1, 2020.

If this institution stops pursuing accreditation, it must:

  • Stop all enrollment in its degree programs, and
  • Provide a teach-out to finish the educational program or provide a refund.

An institution that fails to comply with accreditation requirements by the required dates shall have its approval to offer degree programs automatically suspended.