Most students transfer to a CSU with "upper-division standing." Meeting transfer requirements does not guarantee admission. Meet with a Columbia College counselor to maximize your competitiveness for CSU transfer.
The Associate in Art for Transfer (AA-T) and the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) degrees are two-year associate degrees that are fully transferable to the CSU and are no more than 60 semester units or 90 quarter units. With these Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT) — sometimes called a Degree with a Guarantee — students who meet the CSU’s minimum eligibility requirements are guaranteed priority admission to a CSU campus, though not necessarily to a particular campus or major.
Picking the right place to earn your degree is an important part of applying to the CSU. Use the CSU Campus Match tool to view virtual campus videos comparing all 23 campuses by location, size, setting and more.
When the number of applications received by a CSU campus from qualified applicants is greater than the number of available spaces, a campus is considered "impacted" for students who apply from outside the local admission area. In this case, an impacted campus is allowed to use additional criteria to screen applications, often making the admission process more competitive.
The California State University is able to provide access to a high-quality education while maintaining affordability. In fact, 81 percent of CSU students receive some form of financial aid and more than half of students who earn bachelor's degrees graduate with zero education loan debt. The CSU cost calculators allow you to estimate your aid package.
Financial Planning options for university transfers are available through the TRiO department; call 209-588-5066 to schedule an appointment today!
After you have submitted your transfer application, you still need to consider housing, financial aid & scholarships, signing up for orientation, and selecting the university you want to attend! The TRiO program created this document called "Congratulations, You’ve Applied! Now What?!" that will guide you along this process.
Yes! Each California State University campus has a wide variety of study abroad options. Your financial aid will go with you when you study abroad and you can work with your CSU campus study abroad office to make sure your classes count toward your major. To start looking at options, visit the CSU International Program website and visit the Career and Transfer Center at Columbia College.