California State University

There are 23 California State Universities to choose from in The CSU system offers. The CSU Degree with a Guarantee was developed to make it easier for students to transfer between the California Community College and the California State University system. Clovis Community College offers several Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADT).

When applying to a CSU, we recommend that you meet with a CCC counselor to assist you in making a selection from the universities that best meet your needs. The best information on the CSU system can be found at

For information on major specific courses please visit


Start completing “The Golden Four” as soon as you can. Complete one course in each of the four areas below:

"The Golden Four"

  • A1: COMM 1, or 1H, COMM 2, 4, 8, 25*
  • A2: ENGL 1A or 1AH
  • A3: COMM 25*, ENGL 3 or ENGL 3H, PHIL 2, 4, 6, SOC 1B
  • B4: BA 39, CSCI 26, MATH 4A, 4B, 5A, 5B, 6, 10B, 11, 17, 45, STAT 7

*COMM 25 can only be used once

Courses must be completed with a C grade or better.

Applications first accepted:

Application Dates and Deadlines
Term Priority Application Filing Period
Winter 2021: June 1st, 2020 - June 30th, 2020
Spring 2021: August 1st, 2020 - August 31st, 2020
Fall 2021: October 1st, 2020 - December 15th, 2020

*The priority application filing period may vary based on your enrollment type or status (e.g., graduate, international, returning, veteran applicant). Some campuses and majors still accept applicants after the priority period. Check CSU Application Dates and Deadlines to see if the campus(es)/major(s) you're interested in are still accepting applications after November 30, the end of the priority application period.​

Transfer to California State University

If you've studied at another college or university and now want to transfer to the California State University, this is the place to learn what you need to be admitted and to start your application.

University Representative Outreach

Use the Application Filing Report to find out which CSU campuses are currently accepting applications, which majors are opened or closed, and read any messages left by the campus: Refer to the Application Filing Status Report.

Make an appointment with a CCC Counselor: Tel: 559-325-5230

To apply to a CSU visit: