California State University Information

CAL STAT APPLY,,  will provide information about admission policies, deadlines, financial aid and scholarship availability, campus profiles and more….

CSU Admission handbook will provides information about Admission requirements, transferring credits, available programs and services, and more...

CSU Campus Impaction Information web page provides information about impacted campuses and majors for transfer students.

Local Area Colleges – CSU campuses will give admission priority to students who complete the majority of the units at the community college located in their local area. Students attending a community college out-of-area may require a higher GPA.

Cost of attendance at CSU

California Dream Act - CSU Campus Resources

Specific information on Programs and Campuses:

Nursing Grid Requirements for CSU campuses – Effective Fall 2012 (subject to change)

CAL Poly – San Luis Obispo Admissions/Transfer Selection Criteria – to be prepared for transferring to CAL Poly San Luis Obispo, you must first review the selection criteria and course requirements listed on the CAL Poly web site.  Then you may check WWW.ASSIST.ORG to find the equivalency of the course requirements with Cañada College courses.

San Diego State University:

San Jose State University supplemental application information


CSU On-line degree programs can be found at


Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT): AA-T/AS-T Degrees Offered at Cañada College

Senate Bill 1440 creates a pathway for students who are interested in transferring to a California State University. Based on this program students may receive an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT), Associate in ARTS for Transfer (AA-T) or Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T). Students who achieve one these degrees may receive benefit through admission process and receive special advising toward completion of Bachelor's Degree. Some of the Admission benefits could be priority admission and a GPA bumps.  Please note that the impacted programs and/or campuses may also be a factor in Priority Admission.

To complete one or more of ADT programs, students must complete 60 CSU transferrable units that includes CSU General Education Breadth or IGETC, and course requirements for the major. You must successfully complete 12 semester units at Cañada College to meet the unit residency requirements for this degree. The following is a list of the ADT programs offered at Cañada College with a link to the course requirements for the major:

You may visit the website, "Associate Degree for Transfer, a Degree with a Guarantee", to find CSU campuses that offer a similar program to those AA-T and AS-T degrees offered at Cañada College.

To receive the admission benefit from CSU campuses, your degree must be verified by the Transfer Center at Cañada College. Please meet with your counselor first to plan your Degree and complete your degree petition
by the given deadlines. The deadlines will be posted in the class schedule.