California State University Information

During this trying time, CSU campuses are prepared to be as flexible as possible with students who may need more time to meet intent to enroll, and transcript deadlines. The Admission Guidance for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 is available at

If you have any questions regarding your admission status for Fall 2020 admission, you may contact the  individual CSU campuses.  The contact information for each campus is available at

There are 23 CSU Campuses with variety of Programs.  To be prepared for transferring to one of these campuses you may examine the requirements for general admission and  for the program at a specific campus.  You may find the information at CAL State Apply, individual CSU campus website, and the resources provided in this page and the overview page.


Admission Information

CAL STAT APPLY,, is where you may start your application during the application period, and gather information about admission policies, deadlines, financial aid, scholarship availability, campus profiles, and more….

CSU Campuses that will accept Application for Spring 2021 - This chart reflects CSU campuses and majors that are available  for Spring 2021 term.

CSU Admission handbook will provides information about Admission requirements, transferring credits, available programs, services, and more...

CSU Campus Impaction Information web page provides information about impacted campuses and majors for transfer students. Individual campuses may also provide a list of impacted programs with the minimum GPA requirements. The following are impacted campuses:

Other CSU campuses may not be impacted, but they may have impacted programs.  You may find a list of them at Cal State Apply.  

Local Area Colleges – CSU campuses that are impacted will give admission priority to students who complete the majority of the units at the community college located in their local area. Students attending a community college out-of-area may require a higher GPA.

Cost of attendance at CSU - the cost of attendance at CSU campuses may be slightly different. This information will be helpful to develop a budget and plan your finances. 

California Dream Act - CSU Campus Resources - Provides information on AB 540 admission and support services at CSU campuses.

Online Degree Programs at CSU campuses - there are a few programs at CSU campuses that are offered in hybrid or fully online format.

Explore majors at CSU Campuses

Transfer Application Guide - this is an instruction guiding  students to complete the admission application. 

Transfer Credit Entry Guide  - this is a guide to report coursework and the grades on CSU application, CAL State Apply

EOP Admission by Term - this is a list of CSU campuses that are accepting EOP application, and the submission deadlines for the EOP application and the required documents.


Specific Information on Programs and Campuses:

Nursing Programs are impacted and require additional requirements and/or supplemental applications. You may find a list of CSU campuses that are offering Nursing program and a link to their website for detailed information. 

CAL Poly – San Luis Obispo Admissions/Transfer Selection Criteria – to be prepared for transferring to CAL Poly San Luis Obispo, you must first review the selection criteria and course requirements listed on the CAL Poly web site.  Then you may check WWW.ASSIST.ORG to find the equivalency of the course requirements with Cañada College courses.

CSU Los Angeles - This provides you with information about the major specific criteria and how these criteria used in determining admission.  

CSU Sacramento - you will learn about supplementary admission criteria used to screen all applicants for admission to impacted majors.

San Diego State University Admission Planner is a program to help students identify courses required to meet transfer admission requirements for SDSU. It contains information about transfer courses that may be used to meet General Education Requirements and Preparation for the Major. It can also be used to help you identify individual courses that are equivalent to courses offered at SDSU. 


Campuses Require a Supplemental Application:

The following campuses may require a Supplemental application for all transfer students:


Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT): AA-T/AS-T Degrees Offered at Cañada College

Senate Bill 1440 creates a pathway for students who are interested in transferring to a California State University. Based on this program students may receive an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT), Associate in ARTS for Transfer (AA-T) or Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T). Students who achieve one these degrees may receive benefit through the admission process and receive special advising toward completion of Bachelor's Degree. Some of the Admission benefits could be priority admission and a GPA bumps.  Please note that theimpacted programs and/or campusesmay also be a factor in Priority Admission.

To complete one or more ADT programs, students must complete 60 CSU transferrable units that includes CSU General Education Breadth or IGETC, and course requirements for the major. You must successfully complete 12 semester units at Cañada College to meet the unit residency requirements for an ADT. The following is a list of the ADT programs offered at Cañada College with a link to the course requirements for the major:

You may visit the website, "Associate Degree for Transfer, a Degree with a Guarantee", to find CSU campuses that offer a similar program to those AA-T and AS-T degrees offered at Cañada College, and find your transfer path.

To receive the admission benefit from CSU campuses, your degree must be verified by the Transfer Center at Cañada College. Please meet with your counselor first to plan your courses, complete the degree requirements, and complete your degree petition with your counselor by the given deadlines. Please see the class schedule for the The deadline.