Student Academic Services

Double-Counting Courses

All campuses allow fully or partially certified transfer applicants to double count courses toward:

  1. the American Institutions requirement
  2. a general education certification (either GE Breadth or IGETC)
  3. major requirements
Campus Exceptions to the Double-Count Policies
Bakersfield Some double-counting is permitted between General Education and major courses.
Channel Islands Some double counting is permitted.
Chico Major courses and General Education can be double counted only if articulated. Course units will not be double counted.
Dominguez Hills Allows double-counting toward certification of General Education (GE) and American Institutions.
East Bay No exceptions.
Fresno Some majors do not allow double counting of major preparation and GE.
Fullerton Allows double-counting of major preparation and toward certification of GE.
Humboldt Major courses and General Education can be double counted only if articulated. Course units will not be double counted.
Long Beach Some double-counting is permitted.
Los Angeles Some double counting is permitted; subject to academic department approval.
CSU Maritime Academy Does not allow double count of: major preparation and toward certification of General Education (GE); major preparation and toward American Institutions (AI); and certification of GE and American Institutions.
Monterey Bay No exceptions.
Northridge Some double counting is permitted.
Pomona No exceptions.
Sacramento Major courses can be double counted without restrictions.†Note: This is a new policy as of Spring 2013.
San Bernardino Double counting is permitted except for philosophy and communication majors.
San Diego Allows double count of major preparation and toward certification of General Education (GE) and American Institutions.
San Francisco Campus allows unlimited double counting between GE and major.
San Josť Courses can be double counted, except for students majoring in Communication Studies.
San Luis Obispo Major prep courses can double count toward General Education certification, but a GE course can count toward major prep only if articulated.
San Marcos Double counting is permitted for lower division courses. Double counting is not permitted in upper division general education.
Sonoma Some double counting is permitted.
Stanislaus Double counting is permitted for lower division courses. Double counting not permitted in upper division general education.

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.