Who is eligible?

Freshman students are eligible to apply, if they meet the following criteria:

  • Graduated from a California high school in communities with underrepresented college attendance
  • A first-generation college student
  • From a low-income household
  • Have been officially admitted at CSUCI
  • Have met the California Residency requirements.

Transfer students are eligible to apply, if they meet the following criteria:

  • Have been officially admitted at CSUCI
  • Awarded an Associate's Degree for Transfer (ADT) in the approved majors listed below.
  • Have met the California Residency requirements.
  • Have at least a 2.25 GPA upon transferring to CSUCI.*

*Candidates are selected based on their ability to be successful in completion of the program.

What programs are available to me?

The program listed below is available for incoming Freshmen:

  • Health Science*

The following programs are available for incoming Transfer students:

  • Anthropology
  • Applied Physics*
  • Business
  • Communication
  • Chicano/a Studies
  • Early Childhood Studies
  • Economics
  • Environmental Science & Resource Management*
  • Health Science
  • History
  • Liberal Studies
  • Mathematics*
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

*Effective Fall 2021.

How do I maintain my enrollment in the CA Promise Program?

Students who are selected for the California Promise Program must meet the following program requirements:

  • Complete a minimum of 30 units each academic year (including summer session) applicable to ensure graduation in four years (for Freshmen) or two years (for Transfer students)
    • Summer courses may be taken at the community college, provided that the university residency requirements are fulfilled by graduation
    • Transfer students with 70 units transferred, may enroll in 12-15 units each semester, as long as they remain on the 2-year graduation track
  • Maintain a minimum 2.0 grade point average in all academic work completed (campus, overall & major)
  • Attend the Orientation/Welcome meeting scheduled around the fourth week of the semester.
  • Meet with their Major-Academic Advisors to develop a Graduation plan
  • Enroll in the required courses as planned
  • Keep all financial obligations current and paid.
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