Transfer to a California State University (CSU)

CSU Transfer Requirements

  1. Satisfy the "Golden Four" as soon as possible by completing one of each course:
    1. Written Communication: English 122 (122A, 122L also acceptable)
    2. Oral Communication: Communication Studies 120, 123, 130
    3. Critical Thinking: Art History 191, Communication Studies 121, 123; English 123, 126; History 122; Philosophy 130, 170; Psychology 145; Sociology 122
    4. Math: Business 240; Mathematics 121, 124, 125, 135, 135SP*, 142, 144, 181, 182, 183, 191, 192, 194, 195, 292, 294

      * NOTE: Some AP scores of 3 or higher meet the Math requirement. (see CSU GE for more information)

  2. Complete at least 60 CSU transferable semester units with a GPA of 2.0 or higher. The major, campus, and/or applicant pool may require a higher GPA due to competitive or high-impact campuses or programs.
  3. Along with general education (GE), fulfill your major's requirements for transfer. Visit to view specific major requirements. To satisfy GE, utilize CSU GE or IGETC. Meet with a counselor or take Counseling 95 to help you choose your GE plan and/or a major.
  4. Apply! All CSU's begin accepting applications for the following Fall term starting October 1. For transferring for other terms, see "Dates and Deadlines" below or meet with a counselor.

Explore the CSU System

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Special Programs for CSU Transfers

                                                      Associate Degrees for Transfer   Troops to College


General Education (GE) Patterns

                                                     Meet with a counselor to choose which is best for you:



Apply to a CSU


                              Apply   Application Instructions    Dates and Deadlines



Take a class at Cal State East Bay through Cross Enrollment

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