2018-2019 Catalog

Lower Division Transfer Requirements


Due to increased enrollment demands, most CSU campuses do not admit lower-division transfer applicants.

Generally, applicants will qualify for CSU admission consideration as a lower-division transfer if they have a cumulative grade point average GPA of at least 2.0 in all transferable units attempted, are in good standing at the last college or university attended, and meet any of the following standards
  1. Will meet the freshman admission requirements (grade point average GPA and subject requirements) in effect for the term to which they are applying (see “Freshman Requirements” section); or
  2. Were eligible as a freshman at the time of high school graduation except for missing college preparatory subject requirements, have been in continuous attendance in an accredited college since high school graduation, and have made up the missing subject requirements with a 2.0 or better GPA

 icants who graduated from high school prior to 1988 should contact the admission office to inquire about alternative admission programs. 

Lower-division applicants who did not complete subject requirements while in high school may make up missing subjects in any of the following ways: 

  1. Complete appropriate courses with a C or better in adult school or high school summer sessions. 
  2. Complete appropriate college courses with a C or better. One college course of at least three semester or four quarter units will be considered equivalent to one year of high school study. 
  3. Earn acceptable scores on specified examinations, e.g., SAT subject tests.

Please consult with the CSU campus admission office, to which you are applying for further information about alternative ways to satisfy the subject requirements.