Interested students must meet both CSUMB Admissions Requirements and CS Online Program Admissions Requirements. For more information, please contact Kayla Rolicheck at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the program's catalog page.
CSUMB Admissions Requirements
Students must be transfer ready in order to start the CS Online Program.
Transfer ready is defined as:
- Having 60 or more semester credits (90 quarter units) of transferable courses. These must include:
- At least 30 semester credits (45 quarter units) of general education courses with a grade of C or better
- The following four courses (commonly called "Golden Four”) with a grade of C- or better:
- English Composition
- Speech/Oral Communication
- Critical Thinking
- College level Mathematics course (with intermediate algebra as a prerequisite)
- Achieving a minimum GPA of a 2.00
- Considered to be in "good standing" at current or most recent college/university
Deadline to complete CSUMB Admissions Requirements:
Fall Admission: End of Spring
Spring Admission: End of Summer
CS Online Program Admissions Requirements
Required for Admission
The equivalencies* of these courses must be taken prior to admission to CS Online.
Courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better. These can be taken at a community college or university.
Recommended for Admission
The equivalencies* of these courses must be taken prior to graduating from CS Online.
Applicants who have fulfilled these courses prior to admission will be given priority status over those who have not.
- CST 237 - Intro to Computer Architecture
- MATH 150 - Calculus I (Must receive a C- or better)
- MATH 151 - Calculus II OR
- MATH 270 - Mathematics for Computing OR
- Linear Algebra OR
- Advanced Statistics
- MATH 170 - Discrete Mathematics (Must receive a C- or better)
*Equivalencies: Students may use assist.org for guidance in finding community college & university courses that match CSUMB's required courses. Please verify all course equivalencies prior to application by emailing email@example.com
State-based admission limitations
California State University is in the process of requesting state authorization for our distance education programs. However, at this time we cannot accept students with permanent addresses from the following states: Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, and Utah.
For additional information, please visit Accreditation and State Regulatory Authorizations.