Student Academic Services

Requirements for Students with Learning Disabilities

Upper division transfer students are required to complete general education areas in Communication in the English Language and Quantitative Reasoning (GE-Breadth areas A and B4) prior to transfer. In very rare cases, students with documented learning disabilities may be allowed to complete alternative courses to meet the quantitative reasoning requirement for admission. Students unable to complete the requirement are limited in admission options and choices of majors. Please contact the specific campus for guidelines prior to application.

Campus Practice
Bakersfield Considered on a case-by-case basis with review/recommendation from the Director of Services to Students with Disabilities taken into consideration by the Admissions Office along with applicable documentation. A review and verification of documentation provided by the student may be completed prior to a final decision.
Channel Islands Considered on a case-by-case basis by the Admissions Office in consultation with CI Disability Resource Programs.
Chico Exceptions are made in rare circumstances in consultation with the Accessibility Resource Center.
Dominguez Hills Consideration is given after a recommendation from the Director of the Student Disability Resource Center and approval by the academic program.
East Bay Consideration is given on a case-by-case basis, as recommended by the Admission Appeals Committee and Director of Accessibility Services.
Fresno Considered on a case-by-case basis by the Admissions Committee with all other admissions appeals.
Fullerton Transfer students who have completed Intermediate Algebra may be considered. Admissions and Disabled Students Services may consider documentation and other evidence jointly for an exception. Exceptions are made in rare circumstances with recommendations from Disabled Student Services. Complete assessment of learning disability must be provided and reviewed by the Admissions Office and Disabled Students Services before admission.
Humboldt Assessment by Student Disability Resource Center.
Long Beach Considered on a case-by-case basis with review/ recommendation from the Director of Services to Students with Disabilities considered by the Admission Committee. Check with the program for documentation requirements and deadlines.
Los Angeles Students are held to the General Education-Breadth areas A and B4 requirements. Course substitutions approved by the community college may be honored on a case-by-case basis if the student is certified in that area by their community college.
CSU Maritime Academy Evaluated on a case-by-case basis with review/recommendation from the Disability Services Coordinator.
Monterey Bay Considered on a case-by-case basis with review/recommendation from the Director of the Disability Resource Center. Students wishing an exception based on a learning disability need to submit a written request and documentation verifying the disability to be considered for an exception.
Northridge Considered on a case-by-case basis as an appeal with review/recommendation from the Director of Disability Resources and Educational Services (DRES) considered by Undergraduate Studies. Check with the DRES program for documentation requirements and appeal procedures.
Pomona Considered on a case-by-case basis with review/recommendation from the Director of Disability Resource Center. The studentís academic major department has final approval.
Sacramento Transfer students are expected to complete the mathematics/quantitative reasoning admission requirement prior to admission. Exceptions are considered on a case-by-case basis by the Admissions Appeal Committee in consultation with Service to Students with Disabilities.
San Bernardino Considered on a case-by-case basis with review/recommendation from the Director of Services to Students with Disabilities.
San Diego Must be reviewed and recommended by SDSUís Student Disability Services.
San Francisco Students are held to the General Education-Breadth areas A and B4 requirements. Documentation of the specific nature of the disability may be submitted on appeal for review on a case-by-case basis by SFSU Admission by Exception Committee.
San Josť Exceptions are made in rare circumstances with consultation and recommendations from the Accessible Education Center.
San Luis Obispo Exceptions are made in rare instances with approval from the Associate Vice Provost for Marketing & Enrollment Development with the recommendation of the Disability Resource Center Director.
San Marcos Exceptions are made in rare circumstances with approval from Disabled Student Services.
Sonoma Students are held to the General Education-Breadth areas A and B4 requirements. Documentation of the specific nature of the disability may be submitted by the student for course substitution appeal reviews on a case-by-case basis by Sonoma State University Admissions Exception Committee.
Stanislaus Exceptions are considered on a case-by-case basis with consultation and recommendations from Disability Resource Services.

Disclaimer: All information provided in this publication is for academic year 2018-19. Information is current as of September 2017 and therefore subject to change without prior notice. Please visit the CSU campus websites or contact the specific campus for up-to-date information.