California State University (CSU) Transfer Resources

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California Community Colleges are now offering associate degrees for transfer to the CSU. Please see Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) tab for more details.  

 

CSU Online Application - Cal State Apply

  • There are 23 California State Universities to choose.
  • The best information on the CSU system can be found by visiting www.calstate.edu/apply. Search campuses, degrees, admission requirements and funding resources.
  • Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) information: www.adegreewithaguarantee.com

Complete 60 transferable units with a minimum of a 2.0 GPA or better. The 60 transferable units will be a combination of the following:

  • 30 units of general education courses with “C” or better grades, including Communication (Area A1), Written Communication (Area A2), Critical Thinking (Area A3) and Transfer Level Mathematics (Area B4)
  • Major Preparation courses. For information on major specific courses visit www.ASSIST.org
  • Transferable electives, if needed

As always, students should meet with a counselor to have an SEP (Student Educational Plan) completed.

The CSU General Education Pattern isn't appropriate for all majors.  For example, Liberal Studies (Elementary Teacher) and Engineering majors should use the Liberal Studies Program or Engineering major sheet. Do not use the CSU General Education Pattern. See a counselor regularly for current information and assistance as you plan your program.

Application Webinar

*In lieu of in-person workshops, please complete the following request form to have the CSU Transfer Application Webinar emailed to you. This webinar provides in-depth information, tips and common mistakes to avoid when completing your application. 

**Upon completion of the webinar, if you are still in need of assistance or would like to have a transfer counselor review your application, sign up here or on Starfish for an Application Assistance appointment.

View Application Guide

 

Fall Term Application Period: October 1 - November 30

Spring Term Application Period: *August 1 – 31

Winter Term Application Period: *June 1 – 30

*Note: Not all CSU campuses are open for spring or winter terms.

  • Complete and submit CSU application between October 1 - November 30, 2021.
  • Submit financial aid and scholarship applications between October 1 - March 2, 2022.
  • After CSU application submission, create CSU portal account. An email will be sent with directions from the university(ies) to which you've applied. Check email and portal frequently, including your junk mail (at least once a week).
  • Update CSU application via www.calstate.edu/apply with fall 2021 grades in January. (Fresno State deadline: January 31, 2022.)
  • Request and send all official transcripts from every college attended and send test scores (AP, IB, etc.) to CSU(s). RC official transcript request is found on the RC website under the Admissions & Aid tab. (Fresno State requires an initial official transcript with final fall 2021 grades and spring 2022 in-progress courses by February 1, 2022.)
  • If you are earning an ADT from RC, petition for graduation on WebAdvisor no later than March 1, 2022
  • ADT verifications will be sent electronically to the CSU by RC transfer counselors by March 15, 2022
  • Submit "Intent to Register/deposit" to the univeristy by the posted deadline, refer to your email and university portal. (Fresno State deadline: June 1, 2022.)
  • Request and submit final official transcripts in June 2022. (Fresno State deadline: June 30, 2022.)
  • Register for and attend new student orientation.

Fresno State important dates and transfer deadlines

The CSU General Education-Breadth program allows California community college transfer students to fulfill lower division general education requirements for any CSU campus prior to transfer. This curriculum provides an alternative to IGETC requirements and to the campus specific university GE-Breadth requirements. It is important to note that CSU GE-Breadth certification is not an admission requirement, nor does completion guarantee admission to the campus or program of choice.

Up to 39 of the 48 GE-Breadth units required can be transferred from and certified by a California community college. Students who are certified with 39 semester units of lower division GE-Breadth units cannot be held to additional lower division GE courses at the CSU campus. Upon enrollment at CSU, all transfer students will be required to complete a minimum of 9 semester units of upper division general education.

Students without certification may be held to the general education pattern developed for CSU students which may vary greatly from the community college CSU-GE Breadth pattern.

2020-21 CSU GE Sheets

Contact a counselor for previous years' GE sheets.

All counselors at Reedley College can help you understand what you need to do to transfer! Refer to your Pathway or Special Program counselor or sign up to meet with a Transfer Counselor.

Application Guide

Each step below will assist you with starting and completing your CSU application. 

Gather all college transcripts, test scores (AP, IB, TOEFL, CLEP, etc.) and your social security number (if you have one) to be able to fully complete the application. Use this Transfer Student Application Checklist to assist you. (NOTE: This checklist tells you to get your CCC ID number, but this isn't necessary.  You only need your RC student ID number.)

Complete the CSU Transfer Application Webinar.

Double check to make sure you know when your application is due: Application Dates and Deadlines.

Resources

CalStateApply Website

CalStateApply Transfer Student Application Guide

Tips

  • Be sure that your email address is accurate. This is the email that all CSU's will use to communicate with you.
  • Be sure that all biographical information is correct! Examples: name, birthdate, citizenship, address.
  • Make sure you apply to the correct CSU. Some students pick the right major, but the wrong campus.
  • Write down your username and password in a safe location--in case you forget it.
  • Don't use the back arrow in your browser. Always save a section before leaving it.

Resources

CalStateApply Transfer Student Application Guide

Tips

  • If you're unsure about how to answer a question, you can always skip it and come back later.  Keep moving forward to complete as much of the application as you can.
  • Be sure that all Biographical information is correct! Examples: name, birthdate, citizenship, address.

Resources

CalStateApply Transcript Entry Guide

CalStateApply Transfer Student Application Guide

Tips

  • Be sure to list every course on your transcript, even if it isn't transferable.
  • Be sure to include every single college you've attended, even if you don't have any passing credit or transferable courses. Not including a college attended can lead to a denial.

Resources

CalStateApply Transfer Student Application Guide

Tips

  • If you're unsure about how to answer a question, you can always skip it and come back later. Keep moving forward to complete as much of the application as you can.
  • Don't use the back arrow in your browser. Always save a section before leaving it.

Resources

CalStateApply Transfer Student Application Guide

Tips

  1. Check your email regularly! You should get an email from CalStateApply immediately after submitting your application.
  2. Within a week of submitting your application, you should receive an email from the CSU campus.  This email usually gives you instructions on setting up a student account with their campus, which includes a new email address.  Start checking this email often!  If you don't receive an email from the CSU campus, call their admissions office to confirm that they received your application.  
  3. Be aware of transcript deadlines.  The CSU may need 2 transcripts from SCCCD: one will be due at the end of fall and one at the end of spring. Every CSU that you apply to will need a set of transcripts from each college you've attended and offical scores for any test credit such as AP, IB or CLEP.
  4. Once admitted you will need to accept your conditional admission.  
  5. Each CSU may have different requirements and deadlines. Be sure to check your email regularly and stay on top of this information!
  6. Refer to the CSU Fall Application Timeline (see tab below). 

Transcripts

Order official transcripts on the Reedley College website. Even if you've attended multiple SCCCD Colleges (Fresno City, Clovis, Madera or Reedley) you will only need to order one set of transcripts.  


Order an Advanced Placement (AP) Score Report

Order an International Baccalaureate Transcript

Order a College Level Examination Program (CLEP) Transcript