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Cal State LA : Transfer Students

Transfer Acceptance

Transfer applicants are accepted:yes
Number of transfer applications ​received:19,694
Number of transfer applicants offered admission:15,970 (81%)
Number of transfer applicants offered admission who enrolled:3,752 (23%)

Application and Credit Trasnfer

Terms for which transfe​rs may enroll:fall, spring
Minimum number of credits applicant needs to apply as a transfer student:60
Items required of transfer students to apply for admission:
  • high school transcript required of some
  • college transcript(s) required of all
  • essay or personal statement not required
  • interview not required
  • standardized test scores required of some
  • statement(s) of good standing from prior institution(s) required of all
Minimum college GPA required for transfer applicants:2.00 using a 4.0 scale
Priority filing date for transfer applicants:October 1 for fall, August 1 for spring
Closing date for transfer applicants:November 30 for fall, August 31 for spring
Notification date for transfer applicants:April 1 for fall, November 1 for spring
Dates transfer applicants must accept offer of admission by:May 1 for fall, December 1 for spring
Maximum number of credits that may be transferred:70 credits from a two-year institution
Minimum number of credits that must be earned at school:45 to receive a bachelor's degree
Other/Unique transfer policies:Applicants from outside of Cal State LA's local admission area may be held to a higher GPA requirement. Also, major course preparation and supplemental GPA required for select programs.