Transfer Planning

Transfer Planning

Transfer to the California State University

The California State University (CSU) is the largest and among the most ethnically and racially diverse public university systems in the U.S. The 23 campuses of the California State University system offer over 4,100 undergraduate and graduate degrees through both classroom and online instruction. Nearly 94% of the CSU's transfer student population transfers from a California community college.


Students planning to transfer to the CSU should become familiar with the requirements for transfer admission, general education, and major preparation.  It is also important to determine which CSU campuses and majors may be considered "impacted" as additional admission and screening criteria may apply.


To view transfer admission requirements, click on a CSU campus name below.

Q - Quarter System S - Semester System

Bakersfield (S) 

Northridge (S) California State University Campus Map

Channel Islands (S)

Pomona (Q)1

Chico (S)

Sacramento (S)

Dominguez Hills (S)

San Bernardino (Q)2

East Bay (Q)1

San Diego (S)

Fresno (S)

San Francisco (S)

Fullerton (S)

San Jose (S)

Humboldt (S)

San Luis Obispo (Q)3

Long Beach (S)

San Marcos (S)

Los Angeles (S)

Sonoma (S)

Maritime (S)

Stanislaus (S)

Monterey Bay (S)


Campus will convert to Semester Calendar effective Fall 2018.

2  Campus will convert to Semester Calendar effective Fall 2020.

3  Semester Calendar conversion timeline is indeterminate.


Disclaimer:  The final responsibility for successful transfer rests with the student. The information posted on the De Anza College Transfer Planning Website is designed to assist you in obtaining the most accurate information possible. However, this information is subject to change without notice, which may subsequently impact your admission to the University.

Students are encouraged to meet as early as possible and periodically with a counselor or academic adviser both at De Anza College and at the transfer institution to confirm your choice of classes.

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Last Updated: 12/8/17