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Admission Requirements for Transfer Students

You are considered a transfer applicant if you have completed coursework at a college or university since leaving high school, but you have not yet completed a Bachelor's degree. To be considered for transfer admission to CSUB you must meet the following minimum requirements:

Upper-division Transfer Students

You will qualify as an upper division transfer student if you:

  • Have completed a minimum of 60 transferable semester or 90 quarter units
  • Have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher in all transferable units attempted (non-residents of California must have a minimum GPA of 2.40). 
  • Be in good standing at the last college or university attended

Have completed at least 30 semester or 45 quarter units which meet the CSU General Education Breadth Requirements.  These units must include the following four courses with a “C” or higher:

A1-Oral Communication/Speech
A2-Written English Composition
A3-Critical Thinking/Logic*
B4-Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (which is above the level of intermediate algebra)

*Students applying as a Computer Engineering or Computer Science majors do not have to complete Critical Thinking prior to admissions. 

**The CSUB Nursing program is impacted, review the Nursing website for additional admissions criteria for the Nursing Program. 

Lower Division Transfer Admissions Requirements

You will qualify as a lower division transfer student if you:

  • Have an overall grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 or better in all transferable units attempted (non-residents of California must have a minimum GPA of 2.40). 
  • Be in good standing at the last college or university attended
  • Have completed the CSU General Education Written English Composition (A2) and
  • Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning (B4) courses with a C or better (or be exempt from the EPT and ELM placement tests); and 
  • Meet the admission requirements for first-time freshmen.

Note: If you have only completed transferable college-level units before graduating from high school or during the summer between high school and CSUB enrollment, you are still considered a first-time freshman and must meet the freshman admission requirements.



Questions?

To learn more about the Transfer Student application process at CSUB, see our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).