California State University (CSU) Transfer Information

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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.  


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  • Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) information:

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
  • 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.

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.

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.