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"Golden Four" Completion

The following semester campuses require the "Golden Four" courses be completed the semester before the start of the upcoming term.

Semester Campuses
Term
Completion Notes
BakersfieldFall
Complete by end of the spring term prior to the fall admission term
Spring
Complete by end of the summer prior to the fall admission term
Channel Islands
Fall
Complete by end of the spring term prior to the fall admission term
Spring
Complete by end of the summer prior to the spring admission term
Chico*FallComplete by end of the spring term prior to the fall admission term
SpringComplete by end of the fall (summer recommended) prior to the spring admission term
Dominguez HillsFallComplete by end of the spring term prior to the fall admission term
SpringComplete by end of the summer prior to the fall admission term
Fresno*FallComplete by end of the spring term prior to the fall admission term.
SpringComplete by end of the fall term prior to the spring admission term.
FullertonFallComplete by end of the spring term prior to the fall admission term
SpringComplete by end of the summer prior to the fall admission term
Humboldt
FallComplete by end of the spring term prior to the fall admission term
SpringComplete by end of the summer prior to the fall admission term
Long BeachFallComplete by end of the spring term prior to the fall admission term
SpringComplete by end of the summer prior to the spring admission term
Los AngelesFallComplete by end of the spring term prior to the fall admission term
SpringComplete by end of the summer prior to the spring admission term
Cal MaritimeFallComplete by end of the spring term prior to the fall admission term
SpringComplete by end of the summer prior to the fall admission term
Monterey BayFallComplete by end of the spring term prior to the fall admission term
SpringComplete by end of the summer prior to the fall admission term
NorthridgeFallComplete by end of the spring term prior to the fall admission term
SpringComplete by end of the summer prior to the fall admission term
PomonaFallComplete by end of the spring term prior to the fall admission term
SpringComplete by end of the summer prior to the fall admission term
SacramentoFallComplete by end of the spring term prior to the fall admission term
SpringComplete by end of the summer prior to the fall admission term
San DiegoFallComplete by end of the spring term prior to the fall admission term
SpringComplete by end of the summer prior to the fall admission term
San FranciscoFallComplete by end of the spring term prior to the fall admission term
SpringComplete by end of the fall prior to the spring admission term
San José
FallComplete by end of the spring term prior to the fall admission term
SpringComplete by end of the summer prior to the fall admission term
San Marcos
FallComplete by end of the spring term prior to the fall admission term
SpringComplete by end of the summer prior to the fall admission term
Sonoma
FallComplete by end of the spring term prior to the fall admission term
SpringComplete by end of the Fall term prior to the spring admission term
Stanislaus
FallComplete by end of the spring term prior to the fall admission term
Spring
Complete by end of the summer prior to the fall admission term

The following quarter campuses require the Golden Four courses be completed one quarter or more before the start of the upcoming term.

Quarter Campuses
Term
Completion Notes
East BayFall
Complete by end of the spring term prior to the fall admission term
Winter
Complete by end of summer prior to the winter admission term
Spring
Complete by end of the fall term prior to the spring admission term
San Bernardino
Fall
Complete by end of the spring term prior to the fall admission term
WinterComplete by end of summer term prior to the winter admission term
SpringComplete by end of the fall term prior to the spring admission term
Chico*FallComplete by end of the spring term prior to the fall admission term. Open for transfer admission ONLY in the fall term. All of the Golden Four courses must be completed by the end of the prior spring term
Winter
Open for admission to the fall term only
SpringOpen for admission to the fall term only

*CSU Chico and Fresno State allow completion of the Golden Four requirements during the fall term immediately preceding a spring admission.
** Cal Poly San Luis Obispo is open for transfer admission ONLY in the fall term. All of the Golden Four courses must be completed by the end of the prior spring term.


Disclaimer: All information provided here is for academic year 2018-19. Information is current as of September 2017 and subject to change without prior notice. Please visit the CSU campus websites or contact a specific campus for up-to-date information.