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.
APPLICATION FILING PERIODS
| Fall Admission||November 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**
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.
WHERE TO APPLY
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.
APPLICATION HELPFUL RESOURCES
The 23 Campuses of the California State University
Click on a location to go to that CSU campus's website
Location: SSA 105
Phone: (310) 233-4282
Fax: (310) 233-4223
Please write "Attn: Transfer Center" on your cover page
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