- What is a transferable course?
- Will my courses transfer?
- What is the maximum number of transferable units that will be accepted?
- Will Cal State San Bernardino accept my school’s accreditation?
- When should I transfer?
- What is my transfer status going to be?
- What is the difference between a lower division transfer and an upper division transfer student?
- What could the difference between a lower division transfer and an upper division transfer status mean to me?
- What if I do not complete all of the courses required to be an upper division transfer student before the quarter that I applied for begins?
- Can I still transfer if I do not complete all of the courses on the CSU GE Certification or IGETC?
A transferable course is one that is acceptable for credit earned toward your bachelor’s degree from one institution to another.
Generally speaking, baccalaureate-level courses from accredited institutions do transfer. Check out the ASSIST website to see what your California community college coursework transfers to at CSUSB. Another way to determine whether a course is transferable is where the course falls into the numbering system for transfer courses at your community college.
If you are transferring from another accredited university, we will use all of the units that would count toward a bachelor’s degree. Your transferable units will be determined and placed by the Office of Records, Registration & Evaluations after you have been admitted to Cal State San Bernardino.
A maximum of 70 transferable semester units from the community college will be accepted at Cal State San Bernardino. There is no restriction on the number of transferable units that will be accepted from a university, but you must meet our university residency requirements to earn a bachelor’s degree from CSUSB.
If your university or community college is regionally accredited, we will accept transferable courses from that institution. Regional accreditation includes the Western, Middle States, North Central, New England, Northwest and Southern Association of Schools and Colleges
Cal State San Bernardino currently accepts all eligible transfer students. You should transfer as soon as you are ready. If you are a lower division transfer student and have made up any college preparatory deficiencies you may have from high school, we can accept you. Staying at the community college until you complete the 60 transferable semester units is fine, too.
The number of transferable units you have earned from an accredited community college or university prior to the quarter that you are applying for determines your transfer status. Priority filing for fall begins in October of the preceding year. You may apply as an upper-division transfer student as early as October of 2007 for fall 2008 as long as you complete 60 transferable units by September 2008.
Applicants who have earned fewer than 60 transferable semester or 90 quarter units are considered lower division transfer students and those who have earned 60 or more transferable semester or 90 quarter units are considered upper division transfer students.
Students who transfer with lower division status must submit their high school transcripts and SAT/ACT test scores* along with any community college and/or university transcripts. They must be eligible for admission based on work completed in high school and beyond.
Students who transfer with upper division status are evaluated solely on work completed at the community college or university level. High school performance is not considered for admission.
What could the difference between a lower division transfer and an upper division transfer status mean to me?
Students who are admitted as upper division transfer students enter the university as juniors or seniors and are eligible for more financial aid than lower division transfer students, who are either at freshman or sophomore level when they enter CSUSB.
What if I do not complete all of the courses required to be an upper division transfer student before the quarter that I applied for begins?
If you do not earn the required 60 transferable semester units prior to the beginning of the quarter that you have applied to, you may have the option of being considered for admission as a lower division transfer student. That means, you would have to submit your high school transcripts and SAT/ACT test scores* so an admissions evaluator can determine your eligibility.
You may transfer if you still have a couple of courses to complete in order to be CSU GE or IGETC certified. In this case, you should plan on taking the necessary courses concurrently at the community college to fulfill those requirements and make sure you do not take any course in the area you are lacking at CSUSB.
*If you did not take the SAT or ACT while you were in high school, Cal State San Bernardino’s Testing Office offers the ACT by appointment.