Transfer Success Pathway

Dual Admission to the California State University

Transfer Success Pathway is a program that provides a dual admission opportunity for eligible* first-time, first-year students enrolling in California Community Colleges who commit to transferring to a California State University (CSU) within three years. The program is designed to increase access to the CSU for students who have faced academic, financial or personal hardships that previously prevented them from attending.

Starting with the California high school class of 2023 and beyond, eligible community college students can apply to Transfer Success Pathway in order to:

  • Enter into a dual admission agreement with the CSU and receive guaranteed admission to the degree program and campus of their choice (if all requirements are met).
  • Receive early, personalized guidance from CSU representatives to create an educational plan that will help them transfer.
  • Receive financial aid information and direct access to a CSU university library.
  • Use the CSU Transfer Planner portal to:
    • Explore CSU campuses and degree programs, determine their eligibility and enter into a dual admission agreement.
    • Map out coursework to track their progress toward CSU bachelor’s degree requirements.

As part of the agreement, students must complete either an Associate Degree for Transfer or an established course of transfer at a California community college.

Transfer Success Pathway is guided by the Governor’s Council for Post-Secondary Education Recovery with Equity report and the Postsecondary Education Trailer Bill (AB 132)‚Äč to help improve students’ transfer experience while addressing potential equity issues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, academic preparation obstacles and other challenges facing high school students.

*Updates about the program, including eligibility requirements, the application process and CSU Transfer Planner portal launch, will be available in summer 2023 at CSU Transfer Success Pathway.