Transfer 1A: The Basics

1. California University (CSU) and University of California (UC):  

 CSU System  UC System
 23 campuses   9 campuses

 Mininum 2.0 GPA is required to apply

                 **A higher minimum GPA is required for                admission to popular campuses or majors.

 Mininum 2.4 GPA is required to apply

**A higher minimum GPA is required for admission to popular campuses or majors.


2. General Education Pattern
:

  CSU System  (30 units minimum)   UC System (4 transferable courses)
60 transferable semester units are required as a minimum 60 transferable semester units are required as a minimum

Must have a "C" or better  in CSUGE or IGETC areas

*Beneficial to complete  CSUGE or IGETC  requirements  for transfer

**A higher minimum GPA is required for admission to popular campuses or majors. 

 

Must include two of the following IGETC areas:

*Art & Humanities (Area 3)

*Social & Behavioral Sciences (Area 4)

*Physical & Biological Sciences (Area 5)

 Check assist.org for transferabilty of courses  Check assist.org for transferabilty of courses

3. The Golden Four:                                                                                                                                                                                          *CSU's require all transfer students to complete the Golden Four prior to transferring. 

1. Oral Communication:

  • Communication (Comm 01,04, 05)                     

3. Critical Thinking:  

  • Critical Thinking (Phil 10,Phil 12,Phil13, Engl 13)

2. Written Communication:

  • College Level English (Engl 01A )                                 

4. Math:  

  • College Level Math (anything above Math C).

Steps to a Successful Transfer

  • Meet with a transfer counselor                          
  •  Attend workshops/presentations
  •  Create an educational plan
  •  Meet with university representatives
  •  Learn about the application process
  • Choose target universities and take a visit 

 Frequently Asked Questions

See our Transfer FAQs page.