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CSU RESOURCES

CSU Admissions Checklist (Click for detailed PDF version)

  1. Review your academic records with an ECC counselor and/or a university representative. Follow an educational plan and develop a strategy.
    1. Find out which general education pattern is appropriate for your campus and/or major choice. In general, the CSU general education pattern is preferred. However, IGETC may be a good alternative.
    2. Take the “Golden Four” courses required for admissions early:
      Transferable Math, English Composition, Critical Thinking and Oral Communication.
    3. Take courses for your major. Refer to www.assist.org.
    4. If you took AP exams in high school, ask for a CSU evaluation of those scores.
      El Camino College evaluates AP scores differently than CSU campuses.
  2. Become aware of impaction at the CSU.
  3. Become aware of local area at the CSU.
  4. Inquire about the benefits of earning an Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T/AS-T).
  5. Attend admissions and application workshops.
  6. Apply broadly to at least four campuses, especially if your first choice campus is impacted. List an alternate major if your first choice major is impacted.
  7. Learn to use these valuable websites to access helpful transfer information:

CSU's at a Glance
  Associates
Degree
for Transfer
 
CSU GE

 
Apply Online
             

Impaction at the CSU
(Impacted Program Matrix)
  CSU Local
Admission &
Service Areas
  CSU Campuses Currently Accepting Applications  
Application Guide
             

23 CSU Campuses
(listed below)
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CSU Degree 
Programs
  CSU
Admissions
Checklist
 
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Bakersfield


Channel
Islands

Chico

Dominguez
Hills

East Bay

Fullerton

Fresno

Humboldt

Long Beach

Los Angeles

Cal Maritime
Academy

Monterey
Bay

Northridge

Cal Poly
Pomona

Sacramento

San Bernardino

San Diego
State

San Francisco
State

San Jose

Cal Poly
SLO

San Marcos

Sonoma
State

Stanislaus
 


UC RESOURCES

UC Admissions Checklist (Click for detailed PDF version)

  1. Review your academic records with an ECC counselor and/or a university representative. Follow an educational plan and develop a strategy.
    1. Find out which general education pattern is appropriate for your campus and/or major choice. In general, IGETC is preferred. However, UC GE Breadth may be more appropriate for your major (check with a counselor).
    2. Take the Transferable Math and English courses early.
    3. Take courses for your major early. The more courses you have completed at the time of application, the more competitive you will be. Refer to www.assist.org.
    4. If you took AP exams in high school, ask for a UC evaluation of those scores. El Camino College evaluates AP scores differently than UC campuses.
  2. Find out if the UC campus and/or major you are interested in is highly selective. If so, find out what the admissions requirements are and when they should be completed, i.e., grade point average, major prep courses and any other supplemental materials such as portfolios, interviews or letters of recommendation.
  3. Inquire about the Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) programs.
  4. Inquire about the benefits of joining the Honors Transfer Program.
  5. Attend admissions, application & personal insight question workshops.
  6. Apply broadly to at least four campuses.
  7. Learn to use these valuable websites to access helpful UC transfer information:


UC's at a Glance

 
UC Transfer Pathways
 
IGETC
 
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UC TAG
(Transfer Admission Guarentee)
 
UC TAP
(Transfer Admission Planner)
  Personal
Insight
Questions

  Tips & Tools
for
Transfer Applicants
             

9 UC Campuses
(listed below)
  UC
Admissions
Checklist
   
Assist.org
   

 


Berkeley

Davis

Irvine

Los Angeles

Merced

Riverside

San Diego

Santa Barbara

Santa Cruz
 

 
INDEPENDENT & OUT-OF-STATE

AICCU
(Association of Independent California Colleges & Universities)
 
Common Application