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Requirements & Filing Periods
CSU - General Education
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requirements for Admission to a CSU:
Students that were
ineligible to a CSU in high school must:
- Complete all of AREA A (Communication
& Critical Thinking)
all of AREA B4 (Mathematical Concepts & Quantitative
Reasoning) of the California State University Education
- All grades must be "C" or
better before transferring
courses in this area have a prerequisite of intermediate algebra.
What Is Certification?
The university will accept a
maximum of 70 transferable units.
Students transferring to CSU
have the option of completing the Intersegmental General Education
Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) of the California State University
General Education Certification Pattern. Students transferring
Transferable courses are those designated for that purpose by the
college or university offering the courses. All College of the
Canyons courses numbered 100 or above in the catalog are
transferable at least as electives.
with certification of general education requirements are assured
that they have met up to 39 of the 48-unit minimum requirements
for the bachelor's degree. Students transferring without
certification of general education must complete the pattern of
courses required of "native" students, as outlined in
the catalog of the particular state university. Catalogs for all
CSU campuses and copies of articulation agreements, which list the
College of the Canyons courses that are equivalent to lower
division courses offered at many CSU campuses, are available in
Transfer Center (Room A-101 Counseling Office) and via
Some majors, such as
business administration, computer science and engineering may be
impacted at some campuses, i.e., more applications are received
during the first month of the filing period than can be
accommodated. In such cases, campuses use supplementary admissions
criteria such as grade point average,
required subjects or test scores to screen applications.
Applications for admission to an impacted program must be filed
during the first month of the filing period. To be considered in
impacted programs at two or more campuses, applications must be
filed to each. Information about screening criteria is available
in the Counseling Office.
Courses taken at the
community college may be used to satisfy general education
requirements for graduation from CSU schools. However, such
courses must be specifically identified and verified by the
community college before they will be recognized by the CSU
campus. This process is called certification. Students who
complete all of the requirements in Areas A through E of the CSU
General Education Certification Pattern are considered to be fully
certified by the community college. It should be pointed out that
in addition to the community college coursework at least three
more general education courses must be completed in the
junior/senior years at the CSU campus.
CSU certification must be
requested by students when the request for sending their final
transcript to the CSU campus is made.
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