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​​​You should plan to apply for transfer admission the year prior to when you want to transfer to a university. Do not wait until you are completely finished with your coursework before you apply! Coursework can typically be in progress/planned at the time of application. Application filing periods are listed below.


Fall AdmissionNovember 1 - 30 (year prior to transfer)
**application available beginning October 1, but cannot be submitted until November**
Spring Admission August 1 - 31 (year prior to transfer)
Winter Admission June 1 - 30 (year prior to transfer)

**Not all campuses and/or majors may open for winter/spring admission**
Click here for more information: CSU Application Date & Deadlines


To transfer to a CSU campus, you must complete at a minimum: 60 transferable units, 2.0 GPA, & the "Golden Four":

  • Oral Communication (Communication Studies 101 or 102 or 122)
  • Written Communication (English 101)
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
For major preparation courses, please refer to ASSIST
For general education courses, please refer to CSU-GE or IGETC

You may also benefit from pursuing an Associate Degree for Transfer. Please visit this page for more information: CLICK HERE & speak with a Transfer Counselor: CLICK HERE.




CSU: $70 per campus

Students can apply for an application fee waiver for up to 4 CSU campuses. Fee waivers are available to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and applicants eligible for AB540 benefits. You can apply for a fee waiver directly through the CSU application and will be notified of your eligibility immediately.


  • Don't send official transcripts once you apply. Wait until official transcripts are requested by each campus.
  • CSU does not require letters of recommendation or essay prompts at the time of application. 


The 23 Campuses of the California State University

Click on a location to go to that CSU campus's website

Bakersfield Northridge
Cal MaritimePomona
Channel IslandsSacramento
Chico San Bernardino
Dominguez Hills San Diego
East Bay San Francisco
Fresno San José
Fullerton San Luis Obispo
Humboldt San Marcos
Long Beach Sonoma
Los Angeles Stanislaus
Monterey Bay Office of the Chancellor


​Contact Us:
LocationSSA 105
Phone(310) 233-4282
Fax(310) 233-4223
Please write "Attn: Transfer Center" on your cover page

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