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Guidelines for How to Transfer to a CSU

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

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

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.

You can do this by following either the CSU GE Requirements (Fall 2021 and later) / CSU GE Requirements (Prior to Fall 2021) or IGETC. For more information regarding general education and the certification process, please contact a counselor or university representative.

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.

Are you planning to lication 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. 

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

CSU Online Application

Resources for Transfer to a CSU