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Dual Admission

Transfer Success Pathway

Dual admission gives students a pathway to earn a bachelor's degree at a CSU.

Students who have faced academic, financial, or personal hardships that prevented them from attending a CSU can benefit from the new Transfer Success Pathway dual admission program, a guaranteed path forward from a California community college to a California State University.


Beginning with the California High School graduating class of 2023, dual admission to the CSU will be available through the Transfer Success Pathway program for first-time, first-year California community college students (including those who earned a GED and those who took a gap year in 2022).

Students can apply to the program to:

  • Enter into an agreement with the CSU and receive guaranteed admission to the degree program and campus of your choice (if all requirements are met)

  • Receive personalized guidance from CSU representatives to create an educational plan that will help you transfer within three years or less

  • Map out your coursework using the CSU Transfer Planner portal to ensure you’re on track for your degree.

Get Started

The California State University (CSU) will contact eligible students, who will have an opportunity to enroll in the program by September 30 each year. Visit the CSU Transfer Planner to get started.