CALIFORNIA STATE UNIVERSITY (CSU)
The California State University (Cal State or CSU) is a public university system in California composed of 23 campuses. While each campus in the system has its own unique geographic and curricular character, all campuses offer undergraduate and graduate instruction for professional and occupational goals as well as broad liberal education. Many of these programs are offered so that students can complete all upper-division and graduate requirements by part-time late afternoon and evening study.
Minimum Requirements for Transfer Admission
60 transferable semester units which include:
- Minimum of 30 semester units of approved General Education coursework
- The "Golden Four" requirements (completed with a C- or higher grade):
- Oral Communication (CSU GE Area A1; IGETC Area 1C)
- Written Communication (CSU GE Area A2; IGETC Area 1A)
- Critical Thinking (CSU GE Area A3; IGETC Area 1B)
Engineering/Computer Science majors at some CSU campuses are exempt from Area A3.
- Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (CSU GE Area B4; IGETC Area 2)
- A minimum 2.0 GPA in all transferable courses. Students applying to an impacted campus (e.g. Long Beach, Fullerton) and/or impacted major (e.g. Psychology, Business Administration) will need a higher GPA to be competitive.
- Good academic standing at the last college or university attended.
- Major Preparation: Majors at some campuses require a minimum number of lower-division major courses that must be completed before you transfer.
*Please note that minimum requirements must be completed by the end of the spring term for fall admission and usually by the end of summer for winter/spring admission.