Transfer Eligibility Requirements
Spring 2024: All admission requirements must be complete by Summer 2023, (including ADT if applicable).
Fall 2024: All admission requirements must complete by Spring 2024, (including ADT if applicable).
Transfer students must meet the minimum eligibility requirements (summer or intersession coursework completed during the term immediately prior to enrollment cannot be used for eligibility) :
- earn 60 semester/90 quarter transferable units;
- complete 10 general education courses (30 semester/45 quarter) units with a grade of C- or better including;
- the "Golden Four" courses with a grade of C- or better:
A1) Oral Communication
A2) Written Communication
A3) Critical Thinking - Engineering (Civil, Computer, Electrical, and Mechanical) and Computer Science majors are exempt
B4) Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
- earn a qualifying grade point average (GPA)
- be in good standing at the last college or university attended (eligible to re-enroll).
CSUF will continue to accept "Credit" or "Pass" for all transferable college courses completed in Winter, Spring, Summer or Fall 2020 terms and in Winter, Spring or Summer 2021 term. "Credit" or "Pass" courses taken outside of this time frame must indicate equivalence of a C- or better via transcript legend or institutional catalog.
Cal State Fullerton does not accept lower division transfers (less than 60 semester/90 quarter) units. Applicants must declare a major at the time of application and alternate majors will not be considered for admission. For course articulation from the California Community Colleges (CCC), visit Assist.org .
Cal State Fullerton is impacted by campus and major. Impaction means that there are more qualified applicants than can be admitted. Meeting the minimum California State University (CSU) requirements does not guarantee admission to CSUF. Admissions is competitive, therefore supplemental criteria may be used. As an impacted campus, CSUF only accepts second bachelor degree applicants for Nursing.
Local Admission Area
Due to campus impaction, a local area is defined. CSUF has defined the local admission area as all community colleges in Orange County. Students who attended more than one institution will be classified based on where the majority of their units were completed. Priority admission preference will be given to local area transfers for all majors.
|Coastline College||Golden West College||Saddleback College|
|Cypress College||Irvine Valley College||Santa Ana College|
|Fullerton College||Orange Coast College||Santiago Canyon College|
The following majors have supplemental admission requirements:
Applicants that have completed the equivalent of Criminal Justice 100 (CRJU100) with a C- or better, or an ADT in Administration of Justice will receive priority admission preference. Applicants without CRJU100 or an ADT in Administration of Justice will be placed on the waitlist and considered for admission pending space availability.
Admission to the Theatre major is based on the performance of a successful theatre audition.
Former CSU students who are seeking readmission after academic disqualification must meet the GPA standards in place for their major at the time of reapplication.
Please Note: Cal State Fullerton does not defer admissions. If a student is unable to enroll for the admitted term, they will need to reapply for a future term.