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Upper Division Transfer Requirements

If you will have at least 60 semester or 90 quarter transferable units completed by the time you enter a CSU, you are considered an upper-division transfer applicant. To make admission decisions, CSU admissions offices look at three factors:

  • Your college grades
  • The college coursework you have completed, including the general education courses, specifically the four basic skills courses which are required for admission: one course in English Composition, one course in oral communication, one course in critical thinking and one course in quantitative reasoning (math)
  • Whether you are in good academic standing at the last college or university attended

Your academic performance and, in some cases coursework completed at your current and prior colleges, will determine the likelihood of your meeting the admission requirements at your first-choice CSU campus.

Please be aware that most CSU campuses do not admit lower-division transfer students.

Upper Division Grade Requirement

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