Transfer Requirements

Upper Division Transfer Requirements

Students must have 60 or more semester credits (90 quarter units) of transferable courses

Students must achieve the established minimum GPA of a 2.00

Complete at least 30 semester credits (45 quarter units) of general education courses

Complete the four courses most commonly referred to as "Golden Four" with a C- or better

  • English Composition
  • Speech/Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • College level Mathematics course (with intermediate algebra as a prerequisite)

Complete general education courses with a grade of C or better

Students must be in "good standing" at their current or last college/university

For California Community College students, visit www.assist.org for transferable courses to CSUMB.

All undergraduate applicants must file one official transcript from each college in which they have enrolled. This includes special sessions, correspondence, and audited courses, as well as any college in which the student was enrolled and withdrew without earning credit.

Semester calendar transfer with work in progress:

Fall Applicants: All admission requirements must be completed no later than the preceding spring term to be eligible.

Spring Applicants: All Golden Four admission requirements: A1 (Oral Communication), A2 (Written Communication), A3 (Critical Thinking) and B4 (College Level Math), must be completed no later than the preceding summer term to be eligible.

Associate Degree for Transfer (if applicable)

If you plan on completing an Associate Degree for Transfer, please see below timelines:

  • Fall Admission: AA-T or AS-T degree must be completed no later than the prior Spring
  • Spring Admission: AA-T or AS-T degree must be completed no later than the prior Fall.
    • Please note: ALL Golden Four admission requirements: A1 (Oral Communication, A2 (Written Communication), A3 (Critical Thinking), B4 (College Level Math), must be completed no later than the preceding Summer term to be eligible.

Lower division transfer requirements*

*Cal State Monterey Bay is currently not accepting lower division transfer students. You must meet the upper division requirements for admissions purposes.

Students must meet the same admissions requirements as first-time freshmen

Students must achieve the established minimum GPA of a 2.00

Students must be in "good standing" at their current or last college/university

All admissions requirements must be met by the end of the term/semester prior to enrollment. No summer coursework is allowed for eligibility purposes for Fall terms.

Transfer applicants who have completed 60 or more semester credits of transferable courses and who are applying to CSUMB need not file the high school transcript.

All undergraduate applicants must file one official transcript from each college in which they have enrolled. This includes special sessions, correspondence, and audited courses, as well as any college in which the student was enrolled and withdrew without earning credit.

Please note: Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission to Cal State Monterey Bay.