Transfer Students

Are you thinking about transferring to CSUN? Before you apply, make sure you meet the admissions requirements. A transfer student is someone who has earned regionally accredited college credits after the summer following high school graduation.

If you will earn a transfer associate (AA-T or AS-T) degree at a California community college, and it is posted on your final official transcript, you will be able to complete a bachelor’s degree in 60 more CSUN units, as long as the major is deemed similar to one at CSUN. Before you apply, find out which CSUN majors have been approved for the Associate Degree for Transfer program on the Choose a Degree page.

Admissions requirements

With the growing number of students interested in pursuing an education at a California State University, several California State University (CSU) campuses now manage the number of students that are admitted using a strategy known as impaction. While California State University, Northridge welcomes applications from upper-division transfer students, regional and academic-based impaction has been implemented to align with CSU enrollment targets.

What does this mean for admissions requirements? Upper-division transfer admissions criteria now vary depending on whether you are a local admissions area or nonlocal area applicant, and what major you plan to apply for. Out-of-state students are not affected by impaction. 



Cost of attendance

California State University makes every effort to keep student costs to a minimum. For more information regarding California State University, Northridge costs and financial aid, visit the Financial Aid & Scholarship Department website.


Degrees and options

California State University, Northridge offers more than 60 undergraduate degrees and more than 70 master's programs across nine academic colleges. Visit the CSUN catalog website for the most up-to-date listing.

How to apply

Ready to begin the admissions process? Start by reviewing the application instructions for transfer students, which outlines eligibility requirements, as well as step-by-step application guidelines. All transfer applicants will be required to submit an online application through Cal State Apply, as well as official transcripts. For more information, including deadlines, contact the CSUN Admissions and Records office.