Upper Division Transfer Student Requirements

In order to be admissible as an upper division transfer student, California resident transfer applicants with greater than 60 semester or 90 quarter units must:

  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 (C) or better in all transferable units attempted;
  • Have completed, with a grade of C- or better*, the following courses:
    • A1: Oral Communication
    • A2: Written Communication
    • A3: Critical Thinking
    • B4: Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
  • Be in good standing at the last institution attended;

* CSU campuses will accept "Credit" or "Pass" for all transferable college courses completed in winter, spring or summer 2020 including courses taken to satisfy:

  • Golden Four (English language [A2], oral communication [A1], critical thinking [A3], and mathematics/quantitative reasoning [B4]);
  • All other General Education courses; and
  • Major prerequisite courses.
  • CSU Channel Islands will accept transferable coursework from institutions accredited by the following associations:  
    • Higher Learning Commission (HLC)
    • Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
    • New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
    • Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)
    • Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
    • Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) 
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