For students who wish to apply to a CSU the majority of these campuses will require the transfer student to complete their freshman and sophomore (lower division) levels at the community college prior to transfer - we call this "upper division transfer" because the student will enter the CSU at a junior (upper division) level having earned at least 60 transferable units. Students earn the 60 transferable units by taking courses that meet:
Miminum Transfer Requirements:
Students should be aware that the requirements listed above are the minimum criteria needed to be considered for transfer - some CSU campuses and/or majors may require students to exceed these minimum requirements to be considered competitive applicants.
Some CSU campuses may allow a student to transfer as a lower division (less than 60 units).
The CSU requirements above are subject to change.
Thus, meet with your counselor every semester!
Below is a listing of links to the transfer information for our most popular CSU campuses. "Impacted majors" are those majors that are competitive and may require the student to exceed basic admissions requirements for admissions to the major.
Fullerton College maintains articulation agreements with the CSU. These articulation agreements let the students know which courses will transfer to the CSU and are available at the following website:
Transfer students to the CSU have two general education pattern options:
IGETC can be used for both the CSU and UC.
Students may also complete prerequisite courses for their major. The Counseling Center has created quick guides for majors to our most popular transfer institutions. The information from these guide sheets originates from ASSIST:
Many of the CSU campuses now apply admissions
criteria that give transfers coming from a designated local service
areas highest priority for transfer admissions.
For more information: