As a transfer student at the California State University, you’ll have access to exceptional opportunities to find your passion and purpose. Every one of our 4,000-plus programs delivers a high-value degree that will help take you where you want to go.
82% of CSU students earning an undergraduate degree receive
financial aid, and 56% graduate with zero loan debt.
One in every 20 Americans with a college degree earned it at the CSU.
rank among the country's best for lifting students economically.
You'll be joining an
alumni network that's more than four million strong, working in every industry across the globe.
There are a variety of ways to enroll as a transfer student at one of our 23 universities. Explore these paths to find the one that’s right for you.
Earn a two-year associate degree from a California Community College, then transfer to the CSU. With an ADT, you can earn two degrees—your associate’s and your bachelor’s.
If you will have at least 60 semester units (or 90 quarter units) of transferable coursework by the time you enter a CSU, you’re considered an upper-division transfer student.
If you will have 59 or fewer transferable semester units (or 89 or fewer quarter units) when you
plan to enter a CSU, you’re considered a lower-division transfer applicant.
If you are a new California Community College student, this program can guarantee you admission to the CSU campus and major of your choice, making the transfer process simpler and creating a smoother path to your bachelor’s degree. Ready to get started? Visit the
CSU Transfer Planner.
Choosing a Campus
FAQ: Transfer Student Admission
Paying for College
Planning to Transfer
If you're ready to apply to transfer to the California State University, visit Cal State Apply to start your application and find more information for transfer students about dates and deadlines, financial aid and tips to help complete your application.