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Minimum Transfer Admission Requirements


o  Complete a minimum of 60 CSU-transferable semester units


o  Complete General Education (GE) requirements


     - Oral communication,

     - Written communication,

     - Critical thinking, and

     - Mathematics

     with a “C” or higher in each.

Note: Students who complete the CSU GE pattern or the IGETC pattern will meet these requirements


o  Earn a minimum 2.0 cumulative CSU-transferable GPA. Applicants must meet this GPA at the time of application and maintain the GPA prior to transfer. (Note: a significantly higher GPA is typically required for admission to many CSU campuses.)


o  Be in good standing at the last college or university attended.


Visit for more information about CSU minimum transfer admission requirements.


Some majors at Sonoma State are impacted. Visit and the transfer requirements webpage for more information.


Click here for more information about CSU impacted majors.


Recommended Transfer Coursework


o  General Education: Complete the CSU GE pattern or the IGETC pattern. The CSU GE pattern is usually the best choice unless you are also considering applying to a UC campus or private/out-of-state institution, in which case the IGETC pattern is usually the best choice.

Click here for more information about CSU general education requirements.


o  Preparation for Major: Complete the preparation for major courses for your university major as listed on


Click here for more information about CSU preparation for major coursework.


How to Apply and Transfer


o  Submit the CSU Application for Admission at


For fall admission, apply October 1 to November 30 of the year prior to transfer.


For spring admission, apply August 1 to August 31 of the year prior to transfer.


Sonoma State may accept late applications, second baccalaureate degree seekers, or lower division transfer students during some terms. Visit for more information.


o  Complete General Education (GE) requirements in written communication, oral communication, critical thinking, and mathematics by the end of the previous spring term for fall admission or by the end of the previous fall term for spring admission.

o  Follow instructions from the university for submitting official transcripts, enrollment confirmation and deposit, and other documents and information prior to transfer. Visit the admissions webpage for more information.


Top Tips for Transfers


o  Select a major early in your community college education to ensure you complete the most appropriate transfer coursework.


o  See a counselor as soon as possible to develop a transfer education plan.


o  Register as a prospective transfer student to receive additional information and campus updates. 



All information on this page is subject to change without notice. Students are advised to consult with a Miramar College counselor each semester for current transfer information.


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