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Over 66,000 transfer students enrolled at CSU campuses in fall 2017.

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The CSU aims to raise the four-year graduation rate for transfer students to 85 percent by 2025.

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Nearly 93 percent of students transferred ​from a California Community College.


Planning to Transfer

Explore your options in transferring to the CSU and find out what you need to become a transfer student.

Learn About ​​Requirements

Choosing a Campus

Not sure which school or degree is right for you? Use these tools to find the right match.

Find the Right Campus

Applying to the CSU

When you're ready to apply as a transfer student, Cal State Apply can streamline the process.

Apply to the CSU

Paying for College

Find information on tuition and other fees, as well as financial aid, loans, grants, scholarships, and work-study programs.

See Fees, Financial Aid & More

Next Steps

Once you’ve been admitted to a CSU campus, be sure to follow these steps.

Visit Your Campus Site

Your campus’s website can answer most of the questions you’re likely to have as a newly admitted student.

Update Your Grades & Courses

Be sure your campus has the latest information about your grades and the courses you’ve taken and are planning to take before you start at the CSU.
Learn How to Up​date Your Records

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Associate Degree for Transfer: A Degree with a Guarantee

If you earn an associate degree at a California community college and meet the CSU's eligibility requirements, you can transfer.

Learn About the ADT P​rogram

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Associate Degrees That Transfer to the CSU

Search by major and California community college to see which AA-T or AS-T programs transfer to the CSU.

Find an ADT Program That's Right for You

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The California Dream Act

If you're an undocumented student who meets certain criteria, you could get financial aid and scholarships to help pay for your education.

Explore Resources for Undocumented Students