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CSU Admissions Checklist

  1. Review your academic records by meeting with a GWC counselor and visiting university representatives in the Transfer Center to determine your eligibility, competiveness as a transfer applicant, and application filing dates for admission.
  2. Research the CSU campus and major to determine selectivity. If your major is highly selective, find out what the admissions requirements are and when they should be completed, i.e. grade point average, major prep courses and any other supplemental materials such as portfolios, interviews or letters of recommendation.
  3. Attend an Admissions and Applications Workshop. The Transfer Center offers CSU Admissions and Applications Workshops in October and November.
  4. Do not delay taking the “Golden Four” courses required for admissions: transferable math, English composition, critical thinking and communications. Some CSU campuses require these courses to be completed by the previous Fall Term if applying for Fall admission.
  5. Complete 60 transferable units with a minimum 2.0 GPA (2.40 for non-residents). The GPA could be significantly higher based on the campus and major.
  6. Complete your General Education (GE) requirements, usually by completing the CSU General Education pattern.
  7. Take courses for your major. You will be more prepared as you enter the university. See transfer information available on www.assist.org.
  8. Apply on time, apply to multiple campuses and observe all of the important application filing deadlines.

Term of Transfer

Initial Filing Period

Summer

Feb 1-28/29 of current year

Fall

October 1 - November 30 of preceding year

*Winter

June 1 - 10 of preceding year

*Spring

August 1-31 of preceding year

*Note: Some CSU campuses do not accept applications in the winter and spring. Apply online at www.csumentor.com

**Note: When requesting GWC transcripts to be sent to the CSU, make sure to select G.E. Certification on your transcript