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Upper Division Grade Requirements

Grades are an important factor in your admission as an upper-division transfer. It is important to note that there are different ways grades are used in the admission process.

To be considered as an upper division transfer, you must have completed a minimum of 60 semester or 90 quarter units of transferable coursework. Your overall grade point average must be at least 2.0. The GPA is calculated using all transferrable coursework attempted. In case of campuses or programs with high demands, a GPA of 2.00 may not be sufficient to be admitted.

Within the transferable courses, there must be 30 semester units or 45 quarter units of general education coursework which includes written communication, oral communication, critical thinking and mathematics. These four sections of general education must be completed with a grade of C or better for each course.

Typically, you complete at least 10 general education courses. If you are applying to a high-unit major, be sure to check with the CSU campus for their requirements in this area or your California community college transfer counselor.

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