With 23 campuses to choose from and 460,000+ students, the California State University is the largest and one of the most affordable university systems in the country.

A PCC student speaks with a representative for Humboldt State University.


Transfer to a CSU Quick Links


Recommendations for Transferring to a CSU


Follow these tips and steps to make sure you are prepared to apply and transfer from PCC to a CSU school.

  1. Complete 60 CSU Transferable Units

    Use the PCC Transfer Tool and Assist.org to help you determine which PCC courses can be transferred to a CSU.

  2. Obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 if you are a resident or 2.4 if you are a non-resident.

    Some majors at the CSU are "impacted" and require an even higher GPA. Please consult with a counselor for more information about this topic or to obtain a listing of impacted majors.

  3. Complete and certify your general education requirements while attending PCC.

    You can do this by following either the CSU General Education pattern or IGETC. For more information regarding general education and the certification process, please contact a counselor or university representative.

  4. Review the admission requirements for the CSU you wish to attend

    Though the majority of CSU schools follow the same requirements, there are some differences. For example, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is an impacted campus and consequently the admissions process is HIGHLY competitive and different from the process at the other CSU campuses. Speak with a transfer adviser or university rep to review the requirements you need to follow.

  5. Prepare to Apply

    Are you planning to submit an application for the upcoming Spring or Fall Semester? If so, check out our events calendar to find a Transfer Workshop to attend and find out about all the application steps and deadlines.

  6. Submit Your Application

    Review upcoming CSU application deadlines to make sure you submit your CSU application on time.

    CSU Online Application