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Transfer Center

Transfer to a California State University (CSU)

Recommendations:

  1. Complete 60 CSU transferable units.
  2. Obtain a minimum grade point average of 2.0 if you are a resident or 2.4 if you are a non-resident. Please note: 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. (This will ensure that you have completed the required 30 units of general education courses listed above.) 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. Complete lower division coursework in your major. Although completion of course in your major is not required for admission unless your major is impacted, it is highly recommended that you begin taking your lower dividion major coursework while you are at PCC. Check out the Transfer Requirements Tool to find a major, school and general education path.
  5. 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.
  6. For further information on the transfer process to the California State University, please make an appointment with a counselor in the Counseling Office (L-104) and meet with a CSU representative in the Transfer Center.
  7. For further information on the transfer process to the California State University, please make an appointment with a counselor in the Counseling Office (L-104) and meet with a UC representative in the Transfer Center.
  8. Attend a "Learn to Transfer" Orientation.
  9. If you are ready to submit an application for the upcoming Spring or Fall Semester, we encourage you attend a Transfer Workshop to learn more about applying to the CSU.
  10. CSU Mentor is the website for the CSU system.
 

Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)

Transfer Requirements Tool

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