Generally, 60 credits from a community or two-year college or 60-90 credits from a combination of two and four-year institutions may be applied towards the degree.
Students are required to complete at least the final 30-60 credits in residence (at their new institution) to earn a degree.
Do you have to have 60 units to transfer?
If you’re a nonresident or private school transfer student, it’s recommended that you complete at least 60 semester units or 90 quarter units before applying to transfer. Generally, CSU campuses urge transfer students to complete all lower-division general education and pre-major courses prior to transferring.
How many credits do you have to have to transfer?
If earning a degree is not your goal, you should plan to attend long enough to complete at least 30 college credits before you apply to transfer. This does not include basic skills coursework. Most four-year colleges will waive the SAT requirements for transfer students who have earned more than 30 college credits.
Can you transfer only some credits?
While you unfortunately can’t control what transfer credit colleges accept, you can control what credit you transfer and which college you transfer it into. By making the right choices early on, it’s absolutely possible to transfer colleges without losing a single credit.
Who is considered a transfer student?
A freshman applicant is classified as any student who has not completed any college credit after graduating from high school. A transfer applicant is any student who has completed at least one hour of college credit after graduating high school.