Transfer requirements to enter California State University, Long Beach
First: Start completing "The Golden Four" as soon as you can. Complete one course in each of the four areas below:
- English 1
- English 2, 31; Business 32, Philosophy 7
- Speech 1, 2, 6, 11
- Math 2, 7, 8, 11, 13, 15, 21, 22, 23, 24, 52
Second: Complete 60 transferable semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA.
Important: The first and second steps above must be completed by the end of Spring for Fall admission and by the end of Summer for Spring admission.
Third: Complete coursework in the major along with your general education requirements. To satisfy GE, you have two choices: IGETC or CSU GE.
Fourth: Apply on time. For priority consideration, students should apply in November for admission in Fall and in August for admission in Spring. Most CSU's accept applications beyond the months of November and August, but the sooner a student applies, the chances are better for admission. Students applying for impacted majors (see below) should apply during the months of November and August.
Click here to see if CSU Long Beach offers the major you're interested in. After following this link return to this page to find out which SMC courses you need to complete by either looking at:
ADDITIONAL TRANSFER TIDBITS
Long Beach has several impacted majors. When a major is impacted, there are additional requirements that need to be completed for maximum consideration for admission. Please see the list below and contact the department for supplemental admission criteria.
- Art, option in Graphic Design (562) 985-4376
- Film and Electronic Arts (562) 985-5404
- Health Science, option in Radiation Therapy (562) 985-5216
- Kinesiology and Physical Education, options on Athletic Trainings, Exercise Science, Kinesiotherapy, Fitness (562) 985-4051
- Nursing (562) 985-4463
- Psychology (562) 985-5680
- Social Work (562) 985-5427
Caution: Some CSU campuses have impacted majors which require you to complete specific coursework, submit your application during the priority filing period, and have higher GPA to get admitted. Click here to check if your major is impacted at CSU Long Beach.