California State University
Transfer Basics: CSU - "Cal State"
For students who wish to apply to a CSU the majority of these campuses will require the transfer student to complete their freshman and sophomore (lower division) levels at the community college prior to transfer - we call this "upper division transfer" because the student will enter the CSU at a junior (upper division) level having earned at least 60 transferable units. Students earn the 60 transferable units by taking courses that meet:
- General Education Requirements CSU - Option B
- Major preparation (prerequisites)
- Elective credit (if needed)
Non-Transfer General Education Requirements A.A./A.S. Degree:
Minimum Transfer Requirements:
CSU General Education Requirements
To include the 4 critical courses with a grade of "C" or better (also known as the GOLDEN 4):
2.0 Minimum CSU-transferable GPA (2.4 for non-residents/international students)
Applying to a California State University:
Transfer Admission - Counting Units:
- I'm a community college transfer with more than 90 semester (135 quarter) units. Should I apply as a junior or senior?
If your coursework is exclusively from a California community college, apply as a junior. UC limits community college unit credit to a maximum of 70 semester (105 quarter) units, but grants subject credit for coursework beyond that.
California State University:
CSU San Marcos at Temecula Campus (TAG)
What is Cross Enrollment?
Cross Enrollment is designed for undergraduate students to have the unique opportunity to attend California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) campuses while they are still at Mt. San Jacinto College. This program is especially useful for community college students who might want to transfer to a local CSU or UC campus, allowing them to take a course each semester at low cost. We encourage all students who are interested in transferring to CSU San Bernardino, CSU San Marcos or UC Riverside to take advantage of this opportunity. Cross enrollment program, will help you get to know the school you intend to transfer to before you get admitted!