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Transferable Courses

Students who have attended another college or university and want to transfer to CSULB can determine which course credit will transfer by reviewing the information below.

If you have only attended a California Community College (CCC):

ASSIST

Students attending a CCC can utilize Assist.org, California’s online system that helps you determine if courses taken at a CCC will transfer to the CSU or UC systems. General education, major and department course equivalencies are available at CSULB.

Visit your Transfer & Career Center

Your community-college transfer and career centers can assist you in the transfer process; Transfer Center personnel can also provide you with information about majors and help you to explore career options.

Connect with your Community College Counselor

Your community-college counselor has valuable resources to help you plan your transfer to the CSU or UC systems. They can assist you with your educational plan and provide you with information on General Education Certification.

Limit on Transferable Courses

CSULB accepts only 70 transferable semester (105 quarter) units from community colleges.


If you have attended a Four-Year or Out-of-State Institution:

ASSIST

Students attending a CCC can utilize Assist.org, California’s online system that helps you determine if courses taken at a CCC will transfer to the CSU or UC systems. General education, major and department course equivalencies are available at CSULB. *Not all four-year universities utilize ASSIST.

Limit on Transferable Courses

CSULB accepts only 70 transferable semester (105 quarter) units from community colleges, and 94 semester (141 quarter) units from other four-year accredited institutions toward the completion of your degree.

Regionally Accredited Four-Year Institutions

CSULB has articulation agreements with the California Community Colleges, some CSU's and UC's. CSULB also has limited agreements with private and out-of-state institutions. If the school is a regionally accredited, four-year baccalaureate-degree granting institution, we can accept college level units/credits. Courses that are not formally articulated or not offered at CSULB can be given elective units/credits.

Technically Accredited & Out-of-State Community Colleges

Technically accredited and out-of-state community-college course work will be evaluated on a course-by-course basis. Credit will be given to courses considered equivalent to those offered at CSULB. We recommend that students in this situation:
  • Attend a California Community College before transferring to CSULB.
  • Submit all transcripts to the community college for evaluation.

If the California community college considers the course transferable, CSULB may accept the course under the CCC articulation agreement.