Students who have attended another college or university and want to transfer to CSULB can determine which course credit will transfer by reviewing the information below.
If you have only attended a California Community College (CCC):
California’s online system, Assist.org, helps you determine if courses taken at a CCC or UC will transfer to the CSU or UC systems. General education, major and department course equivalencies are available at CSULB.
Visit a Transfer or Career Center
Your community-college transfer and career centers can assist you in the transfer process; Transfer Center personnel can also provide you with information about majors and help you to explore career options.
Connect with a Community College Counselor
Your community-college counselor has valuable resources to help you plan your transfer to the CSU or UC systems. They can assist you with your educational plan and provide you with information on General Education Certification.
CSULB accepts only 70 transferable semester (105 quarter) units from community colleges.
If you have attended a Four-Year or Out-of-State Institution:
California’s online system, Assist.org, helps you determine if courses taken at a CCC or UC will transfer to the CSU or UC systems. General education, major and department course equivalencies are available at CSULB. *Not all four-year universities utilize ASSIST.
CSULB accepts only 70 transferable semester (105 quarter) units from community colleges, and 94 semester (141 quarter) units from other four-year accredited institutions toward the completion of your degree.
Regionally Accredited Four-Year Institutions
CSULB has articulation agreements with the CCCs, some CSU's and UC's. CSULB also has limited agreements with private and out-of-state institutions. If the school is a regionally accredited, four-year baccalaureate-degree granting institution, we can accept college level units/credits. Courses that are not formally articulated or not offered at CSULB can be given elective units/credits.
Accredited Institutions & Out-of-State Community Colleges
Accredited institution and out-of-state community-college course work will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Credit will be given to courses considered equivalent to those offered at CSULB. We recommend that students in this situation:
- Attend a CCC before transferring to CSULB
- Submit all transcripts to the community college for evaluation.
If the CCC considers the course transferable, CSULB may accept the course under the CCC articulation agreement.