San Diego State University

Transferring To A CSU


There are 23 campuses within the California State University (CSU) system. These campuses are spread throughout the state of California and offer a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs

Learn more about the CSU campuses: Facts about the CSU

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

Explore different majors at the CSU: Transfer Major Explorer

CSU Transfer Requirements

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

  • 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.

ADTs provide a clear pathway for California community college students to CSU degrees. Learn more about ADTs: CSU ADTs

CSU Resources