Frequently Asked Questions
for CSU Transfers
Can a student apply to a
CSU as "undeclared" or "undecided"?
With few exceptions, students are
expected to identify a major on their application to a CSU.
any guarantee admissions agreements between
Palomar College and any of the CSU campuses?
are no guaranteed admissions between Palomar
College and any CSU.
it mean if a school or major is "impacted"?
university or major can demonstrate that they
usually have more applicants than space, they
are allowed to use additional or higher criteria
for admissions than the minimums established.
Is it OK
to apply to a non-impacted major and then change
to an impacted major once transferred?
Students should indicate on the application the
major they intend to pursue after transfer.
Universities rarely allow transfer students to
change from a non-impacted major to an impacted
one after acceptance.
students have to submit official transcripts
when they submit their application?
Official transcripts are usually due after
acceptance and an "Intent to Enroll" is
submitted. Transcripts sould include
grades from all college coursework to date, and
need to be submitted by the required deadline.
Failure to submit transcripts on time may mean
the offer of admission will be revoked.
Further, official transcripts from each and
every school in which college coursework has
been attempted must
be submitted from the individual schools.
If taken, AP and/or IB test scores are also
Does it matter if a
student has already earned a Bachelor's degree
in the US or in another country?
Many CSU campuses do not allow a student to
attend for the purposes of earning a second
Bachelor's degree. Exceptions may be
allowed for some high-demand careers, such as
nursing or engineering. Check with each
CSU for possible exceptions to the second
Bachelor's degree rule.
How will a student
be viewed for admission to a CSU if he/she has
attended another college out-of-state?
order to be considered for preferred California
admissions, a student needs to have complete the
last two semesters prior to transfer at a
California Community College.
If a student had
one or more semesters at another school before
Palomar College, and did not do well, does that
student need to report those grades on the CSU
application for admission?
A student cannot
omit prior college-level coursework.
Failure to report all coursework taken is
grounds for an offer of admissions to be
rescinded, or for a Bachelor's degree earned
after transfer to be revoked.