2 Today s Workshop California State University system Upper division transfer requirements Impacted campuses and majors Associate Degrees for Transfer (AA-T & AS-T) Application deadlines & information How much it costs to attend CSU and how you can afford it Connecting with CSU for more information
3 California State University 23 campuses Offer bachelors, masters, some doctoral degrees Hand-on/applications based learning (CSU) vs. theory/research (UC)
4 Upper-Division Transfer What does it mean? Completion of 60+ transferable units prior to transfer Transferring as a junior Why should students prepare for it? Saves money! To keep transfer options open Most CSU campuses do not accept applications from lower division (freshmen and sophomore level) students SAT/ACT and high school records don t affect admission
5 Upper-Division Transfer General Education courses 60 transferable units Major prerequisites or preparation courses Elective courses (if needed) WARNING: Transfer requirements are subject to change. Please meet regularly with a counselor/advisor/university representative and view campus admissions websites and assist.org regularly to stay updated. Do not rely on your friend who transferred last year!
6 CSU Transfer Requirements 60 CSU transferable units 30 units of general education courses Courses on CSU GE or IGETC 4 Critical Courses the Golden 4 Speech English Composition Critical Thinking Mathematics 2.0 minimum GPA to be eligible for admission
7 Impacted Majors & Campuses Many majors and campuses require a higher GPA and/or specific major preparation courses for admission Impacted campuses Examples: CSUF, SDSU, Cal Poly Pomona Impacted majors Examples: Nursing Engineering, Architecture, Psyc, Soc at Cal Poly Pomona Child Development, Social Work at Cal State LA
8 Tips about impaction Apply broadly & plan your back-up options! Consider applying to some non-impacted campuses Impacted or non-impacted? View impacted major information on the campus s website Ex: Cal Poly Pomona impacted majors Use to identify the right classes to take for your major Maintain a strong GPA
9 Major Preparation Courses It s recommended that you start on major preparation classes before you transfer Some majors require specific courses before you transfer Taking major classes before you transfer will prepare you for junior/senior classes at CSU and will help you graduate in a timely manner
10 Associate Degrees for Transfer AA-T & AS-T degrees Learn more at Mt. SAC s AA-T & AS-T degrees & requirements: Benefits: Guaranteed admission to the CSU system but not to specific majors or campuses Priority admissions consideration at CSUs with designated similar majors Earn an associate degree and prepare to transfer at the same time If you transfer with a coordinating major, you will be held to no more than 60 semester units to complete your CSU degree in that major
11 When to apply for admission Not all CSUs accept mid-year transfers Complete all admission requirements by the end of spring prior to transfer (ex: complete all requirements by Spring 2015 to transfer in Fall 2015). Most campuses do not allow finishing requirements in the summer prior to transfer. To be accepted for: FALL semester or quarter WINTER quarter SPRING semester or quarter SUMMER quarter You must apply: October 1 - November 30 of the previous year June 1 30 of the previous year August 1 31 of the previous year February 1 28 of the same year
12 CSU Application Basics Apply for all CSUs at $55 application fee per campus Application fee waiver for four campuses Family size and income information Gather information when you re ready to apply: ALL college transcripts (unofficial) CSU transferable GPA Check CSU portals and to do lists for instructions after you apply (look for transcript deadlines!) CSULB & SDSU supplemental applications Nursing supplemental applications
13 How much does CSU cost? Estimated cost of attendance (California residents) CSUF example ( year): Living at home Living on campus Off-campus apartment Tuition & Fees $6,196 $6,196 $6,196 Books & Supplies 1,806 1,806 1,806 Room/Board 4,596 13,510 12,924 Misc. 1,364 1,364 1,364 Transportation 1,490 1,390 1,490 Total $15,506 $24,320 $24,834
14 How much does CSU cost? $ per year (tuition) 6.1 units or more per term $4000 per year (tuition) 6 units or fewer Non-resident/international students $ per year PLUS $373 per unit (semester schools) or $248 per unit (quarter schools) Total estimate: $16,000/year (12 units/semester)
15 Paying for CSU Apply for financial aid every year! January 1 March 2 Pell grants, Cal Grants, loans AB540 students Scholarships Universities Mt. SAC Private companies and organizations
16 Connect with CSU! Various CSU representatives visit Mt. SAC regularly for individual appointments College Fairs University tours Campus websites Admissions Facebook pages, Twitter, blogs etc.
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