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IGETC and CSU Petitions

Downloadable Forms: 

Submission deadlines for both petitions are as follows:
January 1-July 31 and October 1-December 1
 
 
IGETC Petition
 
 
CSU GE Certification Petition
 
General Information (IGETC)
The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) is a series of courses that California community college students may complete to satisfy the lower-division breadth/general education requirements at both UC and the California State University.
UC has developed an agreement with each California community college that specifies which of its courses may be applied to each category of IGETC.
If you choose to follow IGETC, you must complete it before you transfer. Otherwise you will be required to satisfy the specific lower-division general education requirements of your UC college or school.
All IGETC coursework does not have to be completed at the same college, and provisions for partial IGETC completion are available. Courses taken at more than one California community college may be used to fulfill IGETC. Coursework may only be applied in the area or category it was approved for in the IGETC agreement at the community college where it was completed.
IGETC is most helpful to students who want to keep their options open — those who know they want to transfer but have not yet decided upon a particular institution, campus or major.
 
General Information (CSU GE Certification)
 The CSU General Education program allows California community college transfer students to fulfill lower-division general education requirements for any CSU campus prior to transfer. This curriculum provides an alternative to the IGETC requirements and campus-specific GE-Breadth requirements. This can be a good option if you know you want to transfer to a CSU but don't know which campus you will attend, or if you know which campus you will attend but don't know which major you will pursue.
 
In either case, always consult with a counselor (located at our transfer counseling center) before deciding which to apply for. 
 
Submission Instructions:
  • Come in person to the admissions & records office to submit the completed form and payment of $5.00 (Cash, Check or Money Order ONLY).
  • You may mail the completed form to the following address (Please enclose a check or money for $5.00 payable to Santa Monica College):
Santa Monica College
Admissions and Records
1900 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90405