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CSU Monterey Bay: Transfer Students

Transfer Acceptance

Transfer applicants are accepted:​yes
Number of transfer applications received:3,895
Number of transfer applicants offered admission:3,144 (81%)
Number of transfer applicants offered admission who enrolled:831 (26%)

Application and Credit Transfer

Terms for which transfers 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 recommended of some
  • college transcript(s) required of all
  • essay or personal statement not required
  • interview not required
  • standardized test scores recommended of some
  • statement(s) of good standing from prior institution(s) not required
Minimum college GPA required for transfer applicants:2.00 using a 4.0 scale
Closing date for transfer applicants:November 30 for fall, August 31 for spring
Dates transfer applicants must accept offer of admission by:May 1 for fall, December 1 for spring
Lowest course grade that may be transferred for credit:C
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:30 to receive a bachelor's degree

Additional Information

Upper Division Transfer Requirements

Students must have 60 or more semester credits (90 quarter units) of transferable courses

Students must achieve the established minimum GPA of a 2.00

Complete at least 30 semester credits (45 quarter units) of general education courses with a grade of C or better

Complete with a C or better the four-courses most commonly called "Golden Four":

  • English Composition
  • Speech/Oral Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • College level Mathematics course (with intermediate algebra as a prerequisite)
  • Students must be in "good standing" at their current or last college/university

For California Community College students, visit www.assist.org for transferable courses to CSUMB.


Lower Division Transfer Requirements*

Students must meet the same admissions requirements as first-time freshmen

Students must achieve the established minimum GPA of a 2.00

Students must be in "good standing" at their current or last college/university

*Cal State Monterey Bay is currently not accepting lower division transfer students. You must meet the upper division requirements for admissions purposes.