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Transfer to California State University

Transfer Requirements

A maximum of 70 transferable units completed at California community colleges can be applied to a baccalaureate degree. Coursework completed that exceeds the 70-unit maximum may be given "subject credit" after transfer. Consult with a counselor.

You may be eligible for transfer to the California State University (CSU) system after you complete the following at a California community college:

  1. A minimum of 60 transferable units with a 2.0 grade point average*
  2. Either of the following general education requirements:
    1. At least 30 units of CSU general education requirements, including:
      1. Area A1, A2, and A3
      2. Area B4
    2. Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements

In addition to general education and graduation requirements, we encourage you to complete lower-division preparatory courses for your major as required by the CSU to which you want to transfer. You can find lower-division major requirements at, the official state-wide repository for transfer and course articulation information.

* GPA requirements are higher for campuses or majors that are impacted or more competitive. The minimum GPA for international or non-resident students is 2.4 instead of 2.0.

Application Dates and Deadlines

Priority application deadlines for CSU:

  • For fall admission, October 1 to November 30 of the prior year
  • For spring admission, August 1 to 31 of the prior year