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CSU Admissions Requirements:

Minimum Transfer Eligibility Requirements: 

60 CSU-transferable units

2.0 GPA*

30 GE CSU-transferable units, completed with grades of "C-" or better, which must include:

All of Area A (Speech, English, Critical Thinking)
Area B4 (Math)

*Minimum 2.0 GPA

Ventura College's local service area for CSU campuses:  Channel Islands and Northridge.

CSU universities outside of the local service area will require a higher GPA for admission, consult the Transfer Center and/or meet with a counselor.

Note: Majority of CSU campuses do not accept summer courses.  There are a few exceptions.  Most CSU campuses require all course work to be completed by end of spring semester in order to satisfy fall admission requirements.

Transfer Center assists students to develop major and campus specific academic plans to make students a priority to transfer.  

To make an appointment, call the Transfer Center at (805) 289-6411.

CSU Associate Degrees for Transfer information:

Look on A degree with a Guarantee to find a CSU with an Approved Similar Major
STEP 1. Go to the A degree with a Guarantee and click on Degrees

STEP 2.  Click on Find your path

STEP 3. Select search by Major of Interest, CCC College and CSU Campus — and then submit.

 After you review the information on these pages, visit the Counseling and/or Transfer Center to learn more about how the joint transfer program can help you achieve your educational goals.

CSU system information:

  • www.calstate.edu
  • 23 campuses
  • Approximately 427,000 students
  • The largest, the most diverse, and one of the most affordable university systems in the country
  • Offers more than 1,800 bachelor's and master's degree programs in some 357 subject areas
  • Practical focus, emphasizing teacher and workforce preparation
  • Undergraduate and graduate instruction is offered in the liberal arts and sciences, the applied fields, and the professions
  • Awards about half of the bachelor's degrees and a third of the master's degrees granted in California.
SJSU workahops

 Our SJSU application period is open from October 1, 2021 to November 30, 2021. For more information about our 134+ majors and concentrations, admissions requirements and Fall 2022 deadlines, please check out our new Virtual Steps to Admissions

If you need support from our pre-admissions team, please be sure to visit our Student Outreach and Recruitment Department website to access our Virtual Front Desk, meet with a counselor via Zoom or register for our Live Virtual and In-Person Campus Tours. We are also offering in-person services again Mondays through Fridays from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm in our Student Services Center (SSC).The SSC is located on the ground level of the North Parking Garage at the corner of 9th and San Fernando streets here in Downtown San Jose, CA. 

For upcoming fall virtual events for prospective students, please visit our SOAR Events Page. To assist students with the application, our Spartan Admissions Team will be hosting weekly Cal State Apply Workshops from October through late November. Below are some of our upcoming dates and times. Registration is required for these webinar events. The full schedule with RSVP information can be found here!

Upcoming Virtual Events/Workshops:

Friday October 15, 2021

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Thursday October 21, 2021

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Tuesday October 26, 2021

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Thursday October 28, 2021

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Once again, if you need additional assistance or have any general questions you can email us at outreach@sjsu.edu or call our SOAR Department at 408-924-2564. Our in-person drop in counseling hours and Virtual Front Desk hours are below..

In-Person Drop in Counseling Hours

Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 4:30 pm


Virtual Front Desk Hours

Monday: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Tuesday: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Wednesday: Closed

Thursday:  9:00 am - 12:00 pm,1:00 pm - 4:30 pm  

Friday: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm