California Promise Program

California State University Monterey Bay Promise

"Through In Two" and "Finish In Four"

The "Through In Two" and "Finish In Four" are pledge programs established through California Senate Bill 412 to facilitate graduation in four years for freshmen, and two years for transfer students who have completed an Associate Degree for Transfer. Students who commit to this program by taking at least 30 units a year will be supported and rewarded by priority registration, graduating in four years (or two, as an ADT Transfer).

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What qualifications are needed for Freshmen to be in the program?

  • Must pursue a CA Promise eligible major at CSUMB: Business Administration, Cinematic Arts and Technology, Collaborative health& Human Services, Human Development & Family Studies, Kinesiology, Psychology, and Sustainable Hospitality Management
  • Be a California Resident for tuition purposes
  • Attend orientation in person prior to the start of the first semester of attendance (waived in 2021) 
  • Must be one of the following:
    • A low-income student
    • A first-generation college student
    • A student who is a graduate of a high school located in community that is underrepresented in college attendance

What qualifications are needed for Transfer students to be in the program?

  • Must have graduated with an associates degree for transfer from a California community college that matches a CSUMB Major (AST/ADT)
  • Be a California resident for tuition purposes
  • Attend orientation in person prior to the start of the first semester of attendance (waived in 2021)

How to stay in the program?

Make an appointment with your advisor to create an educational plan by the posted deadline and to sign the pledge. You can make the appointment online or by calling the front office at 831-582-3937.

Who is your advisor ?

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  • Successfully complete 30 of the required units for your degree per year to ensure meeting the minimum graduation requirements appropriate to the major
  • Remain in the same major you selected when entering CSUMB
  • Maintain at least a 2.0 GPA in all academic work (Some majors may require higher grades for specified coursework)
  • Each semester:
    • Meet with the designated academic advisor for your major by the posted deadline and reach agreement with the advisor on the appropriate course of study
    • Enroll in required courses according to the approved plan when they are offered and/or available
    • Use the priority registration system and pay fees by the deadline
  • Comply with all CSUMB administrative, judicial, and academic policies and procedures
  • If eligible for financial aid, meet the annual financial aid application deadlines to receive financial aid
  • For Transfer students only: your major at CSUMB must match your ADT/AST

Ready to sign the CA Promise Pledge?

Click here to sign the pledge form. You must be logged onto your CSUMB dashboard for the link to work correctly. (CAN ONLY BE SIGNED WITH AN ADVISOR'S APPROVAL)

What if I am not accepted or have been removed from the program?

You will still be a student at CSUMB and will be able to register for classes, however without a priority registration.

Note: Once you have been removed from the program, you will be notified via email


Deadline to checkin with your advisor is Sept 16, 2021



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