Transfer Planning

Transfer Planning

Major Preparation Requirements - California State University

In addition to completing the upper-division transfer admission and general education requirements for the CSU, transfer applicants are evaluated, in part, on the basis of academic performance in lower-division major preparation course work so it is important that you review the requirements for your intended major as early as possible. 

You should begin course work in your major as soon as you have selected one, especially if your major requires math and science.  Successful completion of major preparation is especially important for students in high-unit majors such as engineering and science as well as for students planning to apply to an impacted major or campus at the CSU.

Completing all or as many of the lower-division course requirements for your major as possible, prior to transfer, will make you more competitive in the admissions process and allow you to register for upper-division course work in your major after transferring.  For a list of De Anza College courses that fulfill lower-division major preparation course requirements at the CSU, visit the ASSIST Web site.

If the requirements for your major at the CSU is not listed on ASSIST, consult with the CSU campus admissions office or with a De Anza College counselor or academic advisor to determine appropriate course work.

Students who are uncertain about their choice of major should concentrate first on completing lower-division general education requirements, which may also fulfill CSU admission requirements.  You may also browse the Exploring Majors feature on ASSIST to help you narrow down your choice of majors offered at university campuses.

Students are advised to consult with a De Anza College counselor or academic advisor as early as possible to confirm your choice of classes and to develop an education plan for transfer.  To schedule an appointment with a De Anza counselor or academic advisor visit the Counseling & Advising Center, located on the 2nd floor of the Student & Community Services Building.


Disclaimer:  The final responsibility for successful transfer rests with the student.  The information posted on the De Anza College Transfer Planning Web site 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 advisor both at De Anza College and at the transfer institution to confirm your choice of classes and to develop an education plan for transfer.

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Last Updated: 1/27/12