Students who have attended another college or university and want to transfer to The Beach often ask one common question, “Will my courses/credits transfer?” To answer this, we must identify the type of course/credit in question.
ASSISTStudents 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.
Visit your Transfer & Career CenterYour 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 CounselorYour 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 CoursesCSULB accepts only 70 transferable semester (105 quarter) units from community colleges.
ASSISTStudents 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. *Not all four year universities utilize ASSIST.
Limit on Transferable CoursesCSULB accepts only 70 transferable semester (105 quarter) units from community colleges, and 94 semester (141 quarter) units from other 4-year accredited institutions toward the completion of your degree.
Regionally Accredited Four-Year InstitutionsCSULB has articulation agreements with the California Community Colleges (CCC), some CSU's and limited UC's. CSULB does not have agreements with private or out-of-state institutions. However, if the school is a regionally accredited, four-year degree granting institution, we may accept some or all college level units/credits. Courses that are not offered at CSULB may be given elective units/credits.
Technically Accredited & Out-of-State Community CollegesTechnically 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.