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Admissions to CSULB

Student Applicants

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Upper Division Transfer Applicants

Students who have completed 60 or more transferable semester college units (90 or more quarter units) by the established deadlines are considered upper-division transfer students. (See Undergraduate Requirement Deadlines above.)

All upper-division transfer applicants must apply to a specific major. All students seeking admission to an impacted program or major must meet the supplemental admission criteria for the major. Students who are not admitted to the impacted program may be offered admission to an alternate major or will be offered redirection to another CSU campus that is accepting applications for that major. For more details, please check the campus website at

To be considered for admission to a non-impacted major as an upper-division transfer student, students must meet the following minimum standards by established deadlines:

1. have completed a minimum of 60 transferable semester units and have a GPA of at least 2.0 ("C" or better) in all transferable units attempted (non-residents must have a 2.4 GPA or better), and

2. in good standing at the last college or university attended, and

3. have completed at least 60 transferable semester units of college coursework with a grade average of 2.0 or higher and a grade of C or better in each course at a level at least equivalent to courses that meet General Education requirements. (Courses are to be selected from English, arts and humanities, social science, science, and mathematics.) The 60 units must include all the General Education requirements in communication in the English language and critical thinking and the requirement in mathematics/quantitative reasoning (usually 3 semester units) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) requirements in English communication and mathematical concepts and quantitative reasoning.