Completion of all Admission Requirements
Campuses require that all admission requirements (Golden 4, units, GPA requirements, supplemental requirements) must be completed by the end of spring for fall admission or by the end of fall for spring admission. CSU Channel Islands, CSU Dominguez Hills, CSU East Bay, Fresno State, CSU Long Beach, CSU Los Angeles, CSU Sacramento, San Jose State University, and CSU Stanislaus require admission requirements for spring semester to be completed by the end of the prior summer.
Completion of the “Golden Four”
The following semester campuses require the "Golden Four" courses (Oral Communication, Written Communication, Critical Thinking, Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning) be completed the semester before the start of the upcoming term.
The following quarter campuses require the Golden Four courses be completed one quarter or more before the start of the upcoming term.
Disclaimer: All information provided here is for academic year 2023-24. Information is current as of January 2024 and subject to change without prior notice. Please visit the
CSU campus websites or contact a specific campus for up-to-date information.