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Program Guarantee

Terms & Conditions

A student who completes an Associate’s Degree for Transfer at a California Community College is guaranteed admission to the California State University but not to any particular campus or program. To qualify, the student must be conferred an approved Associate Degree for Transfer by a California Community College, apply for admission to California State University campuses for an open term by the published deadline, submit all requested transcripts and documents by published deadlines, meet CSU admission eligibility requirements for the program to which they have applied, and must comply with any other prescribed admission requirements.


Associate's Degree for Transfer graduates who are admitted to a CSU program that has been deemed similar to the Associate’s Degree for Transfer will be able to complete the Baccalaureate Degree in the similar discipline within 60 semester or 90 quarter units as long as the student successfully completes each required course without repeating them or supplementing instruction with additional courses for minors or areas of emphasis. In order to finish the baccalaureate degree, students will also need to satisfy the CSU writing proficiency requirement. A few academic programs may require performance evaluations, auditions, portfolio reviews or set specific academic progress requirements to maintain enrollment in the program. To maintain the guarantee, continuous enrollment in the same academic major is required unless the student is on an approved leave of absence. After enrollment at a CSU campus begins, the guarantee is not transferable to another CSU campus.