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Csu admission requirements

Upper-Division Transfer

Who is an Upper-Division Transfer (UDT) student ?

  • If you will have at least 60 semester or 90 quarter transferable units completed by the time you enter a CSU, you are considered an upper-division transfer applicant.

Admission Requirements for UDT Students

To be admitted to the California State University as an upper-division transfer (UDT) student, you must:

  • have completed a minimum of 60 semester or 90 quarter units of transferable coursework;
  • have an overall college GPA of at least 2.00; your GPA is calculated using all your transfer units attempted. In high-demand majors and campuses a GPA of 2.00 may not be sufficient to be admitted;
  • be in good standing at the last college or university attended. In simple terms, “good standing” means you are eligible to re-enroll at your last college or university;
  • have completed 10 general education courses (30 semester units or 45 quarter units) of basic skills courses, with a grade of C- or better, and, specifically, four courses completed in the following areas (in either column).


General Education-Breadth

Intersegmental General Education Transfer (IGETC) Curriculum

Area A - English Language ​Communication and Critical Thinking

Area 1 - English Communication

A1 - Oral Communication

1A - Written Communications

A2 - Written Communications

1B - Critical Thinking

A3 - Critical Thinking

​1C - Oral Communications

Area B - Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning

Area 2 - Mathematical Concept and Quantitative Reasoning

B4 - Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning


CSU Transfer Resources

Cal State Apply

Cal State Apply Transfer Academic Update Instructions (PDF)

Cal State Apply Transfer Credit Entry Guide (PDF)

Cal State Apply Transfer Student Application Guide 2021-2022 (PDF)

CSU Admission Requirements 

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