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 courses completed in Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall 2020 terms and in Winter, Spring or Summer 2021 terms, 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) 

Lower Division Transfer Student Requirements

CSU Channel Islands is accepting applications for lower division transfer students. 

In order to be admissible as a lower division transfer student, California resident transfer applicants with fewer 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:
    • A2: Written Communication
    • B4: Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning;
  • Be in good standing at the last institution attended;
  • Meet any one of the following eligibility standards.
    • Transfer Based on Current Admission Criteria: The applicant meets the freshman admission requirements in effect for the term for which the application is filed.
    • Transfer Based on High School Eligibility: The applicant was eligible as a freshman at the time of high school graduation and has been in continuous attendance in an accredited college since high school graduation.
    • Transfer Based on Making Up Missing Subjects: The applicant had a qualifiable eligibility index at the time of high school graduation (combination of GPA and test scores, if needed), has made up any missing college preparatory subject requirements with a grade of C- or better and has been in continuous attendance at an accredited college since high school graduation.

One baccalaureate-level course of at least 3 semester (4 quarter) units is usually considered equivalent to one year of high school study.

* CSU campuses will accept "Credit" or "Pass" for all transferable college courses completed in winter, spring or summer 2020-21 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.
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