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Transfer Students

The College of Engineering continues to be a popular choice for transfer students, who account for half of CSULB engineering graduates. With a reputation for practical knowledge, CSULB engineering grads are highly sought after by industry employers. We invite you to explore the many challenging and exciting engineering, computing, and engineering technology degrees that CSULB offers.

Preparing for Transfer

Students interested in transferring to CSULB's College of Engineering should have a strong foundation in math and science (particularly Calculus and Physics) and an interest in analyzing and creative problem solving. Lower-division preparation courses are important in determining your success in engineering, and must be completed before transferring to CSULB.

Admission Criteria

A high-demand campus, CSULB receives more applications than can be accommodated. In addition to meeting CSULB's admission requirements, transfer applicants interested in engineering must complete major-specific minimum requirements. Find out more.

Second Bachelor's Degrees

CSULB accepts applications for second bachelor's degrees only from highly qualified applicants to Engineering. To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the major-specific criteria for transfer applicants in addition to minimum post-baccalaureate admission requirements. Eligible applicants will be accepted on a space-available basis after eligible transfer students are considered. Find out more.

Increasing Your Chances

Since admissions are extremely competitive, applicants are encouraged to complete as many General Education and Lower-Division major courses as possible before transferring to CSULB, including Preferred Requirements and beyond, if possible. It makes practical sense to take courses that not only prepare you for engineering, but increase your chance of being admitted and expedite graduation. View the College of Engineering's degree roadmaps and to identify transferable coursework from California community colleges.

Contact Information

  • Contact: Engineering Student Success Center Advising office
  • Location: EN2-304A
  • Phone: (562) 985-1800
  • Email:
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