Laney College

California State University

California State University


There are 23 campuses within the California State University (CSU) system.

Learn more about the CSU campuses: Facts about the CSU

See which CSU Campus is right for you: CSU Campus Match

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CSU Transfer Requirements

1. Complete the “Golden Four” as soon as you can. The golden four must be complete with a grade C- or better.

Check to see when the “Golden Four” needs to be completed by:  Golden Four Completion

A1- Oral Communication
COMM 1A, 20, 44, 45 OR ESOL 50A*,50B~
*Effective Fall 2020
~Effective Fall 2021
A2 - Written Communication
A3 - Critical Thinking 
ENGL 5 , PHIL 10

*For some high unit majors, exceptions may apply 
(See a counselor for details)
CSU High Unit Major Exemption
B4 - Mathematics
MATH 1, 2, 3A, 3B, 3C, 3E, 3F, 11, 13, 15, 16A, 16B, 50 
PHYS 4A, 4B, 4C

2. Complete 60 CSU transferable semester units with a minimum 2.0 grade point average:

  • The 60 CSU Transferable will consist of your major and general education coursework
  • For major specific requirement check
  • You have two choices to satisfy your CSU General education: IGETC or CSU GE

Please keep in mind the GPA for admission can be higher because of the major, campus, and/or applicant pool.

3. Consider completing an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT).  ADTs provide a clear pathway for California community college students to CSU degrees. Learn more about ADTs: CSU ADTs

4. Apply on time!

CSU Resources

Learn more about the different CSU Campuses:

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Explore degrees across the CSU 23 campuses to find the course of study that's right for you at the link below:

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As you apply to the CSU, you're probably wondering how much your degree will cost and how you'll pay for your education.

Paying for college

Learn more about the different programs that are impacted at the CSU:

Impaction at the CSU

You can apply to the California State University using the link below.

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Cal State Apply Guide

Find out which CSU campuses are currently accepting applications, which majors are open or closed, and read any notices from the campus(es) you’re interested in.

CSU Application Dates & Deadline 

The Associate Degree for Transfer (AD-T) is a transfer pathway used for admission to one of the 23 California State Universities (CSU).  This option allows students to complete an Associate’s degree while satisfying lower division general education and major requirements for transfer.  Students who are awarded an AD-T degree are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and given priority admission consideration to their local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to their community college major.

The following is required for all AA-T/AS-T degrees:

  1. Minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units. 12 units must be taken at Laney College for home school residency requirement.
  2. Minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.0 in all CSU-transferable coursework. While a minimum of 2.0 is required for admission, some majors may require a higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information.
  3. Students must complete all CSU General Education-Breadth or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements with a grade of “C” or better.
    • Please note: you will also need to complete Group 1C: Oral Communication for IGETC
  4.  All courses in the major must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

Research the similar majors between Laney and CSU:

Associate Degree for Transfer & Major Search

A Degree with a Gurantee

Associate Degree for Transfer at Laney College

Information on CSU AD-T Campus Redirection: CSU Redirection