What is the California Promise Program?

The California Promise Program (Senate Bill 412) required for the California State University to offer pledge programs that will support entering students interested in completing their baccalaureate degrees in four years and students with Associate Degrees for Transfer in completing their remaining requirements for baccalaureate degrees in two years.

What programs are available to me?

Upper Division Transfer Students who possess an Associate’s Degree in Transfer in the below majors can apply for the CA Promise Program Two-Year Pledge Program. Additional majors will be added in 2018-2019.

  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Spanish

Four-Year Pledge Programs for First Time Freshmen are in the process of being developed. Check back for further updates.

What are the benefits?

Students who participate in the CA Promise Program will graduate in a specific amount of time (4 years for first time freshmen and 2 years for transfer students possessing an Associate Degree in Transfer). In addition, participants will receive priority registration within their academic level and receive specialized academic advising to ensure you are on track to graduate.

Who is eligible?

Applicants who meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Any admitted upper division transfer student who possesses an Associate Degree in Transfer (ADT) in the above majors listed.
  • When four year pledge programs become available, any admitted first time freshmen who is eligible to enroll in College Level Mathematics/English (i.e. exempt from or passed the Entry Level Mathematics/English Placement Test)
  • Candidates are selected based on their ability to be successful in completion of the program.

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

Students who are selected for the California Promise Program are required to complete the following every academic year:

  • Complete a minimum of 30 semester units applicable to the baccalaureate degree program selected
  • Maintain at least a minimum 2.0 grade point average in all academic work completed
  • Meet on a semester basis with the Coordinator of Graduation Initiatives or designee in Academic Advising to develop and maintain an academic plan
  • Enroll in classes during the established priority registration period and pay fees by the required deadlines.

How do I sign up?

Beginning in May 2017, Admitted students interested in the California Promise Program should login to their myCI Student Center and select the CA Promise Link indicating their interest. Further information will be emailed to the student upon receipt of information.

New Applicants for spring 2018 and beyond will indicate on their Cal State Apply Application their interest and additional follow up will be emailed to the student.

What are the deadlines necessary for the program?

July 31, 2017: Fall 2017 participation
September 30, 2017: Spring 2018 participation

Next Steps

Details regarding the implementation of this program are currently being finalized. Additional information will be sent to interested parties. For further information, please email capromise@csuci.edu.

Contact Us

For more information regarding the California Promise Program at CSU Channel Islands, please email capromise@csuci.edu.