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).

Graduation at CSUMB five girls holding up their diplomas

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 on-campus orientation prior to the start of the first semester of attendance 
  • 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?

  • Complete an Associates Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) from a California community college and enroll in a matching major (and concentration) at CSUMB
  • Be a California resident for tuition purposes
  • Attend on-campus orientation prior to the start of the first semester of attendance 

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.


  • 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 degree program 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 and concentration at CSUMB must match your AAT/AS

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. (THE FORM 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

Calendar for Spring 2023 New Sudents

February 18, 2023:   Deadline to check-in with your advisor and sign the pledge. 

Transfer students- Submit a transcript verifying completion of the Associate for Transfer degree is the end of February.  The final transcript submitted for admissions might not include your AD-T degree, so please check with your advisor!!! 


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