SEIE Admissions - Undergraduate

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Cal State Apply Transfer Student Application Guide

Transfer Credit Entry Guide

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Live Help

  • Live Chat on the Cal State Apply site (available in application screen; not 24/7)
  • James Peavler, SEIE Admissions Specialist
    707-664-2682
    james.peavler@sonoma.edu.

Transfer Admission Requirements

Admission as a transfer student to SEIE undergraduate (Bachelor's degree) programs is based on fulfilling standard CSU transfer requirements. Entrance requirements can be in progress or planned when you apply, but they must be completed by the end of the Fall or Spring semester preceding enrollment. (Summer and Winter Intersession not included.)

Students must be in good standing at the last institution attended. If you have been disqualified or are on probation, you may need to take extra steps for admission.

  • 60 semester units of transferable college-level work with a C average.
  • 30 of these units must be in general education according to the CSU pattern at a C average, and must include the following:
    • A1 (Written & Oral Analysis/Speech): grade of CR/C- or greater
    • A2 (English Composition): grade of CR/C- or greater
    • A3 (Critical Thinking): grade of CR/C- or greater
    • B4 (Math/Quantitative Reasoning): grade of CR/C- or greater
    • Lab (Liberal Studies @ Napa and @ Solano only); choose either a Physical or a Biological Science
  • Any general education requirements not finished before entrance must be completed in order to graduate.
  • The ASSIST website can help you choose qualifying classes at community colleges, but you should also work with a counselor.
  • BS Business Administration @ College of Marin applicants have additional pre-requisites. Please see the program's Admission page for details.

Pre-Admission Evaluation

Prospective students are strongly encouraged to seek a pre-admission assessment from our dedicated advisor, Susie McFeeters, before submitting an application. You can mail, e-mail, or fax copies of your transcripts to her, and she will evaluate your situation and tell you what you need to do, if anything, in order to fulfill the entrance requirements. She can be reached at 707-664-2601, susan.mcfeeters@sonoma.edu, fax 707-664-2613. Due to the volume of requests, please allow at least a week for Susie to complete your assessment.

Prospective BS Business Administration @ College of Marin students may also contact Will Coley at wcoley@marin.edu, phone 415-457-8811 ext 7769, to set up an appointment.

Before Applying

  1. Attend an Information Session to get complete information about the program.
  2. Check our Important Information page to be sure you are on target.
  3. Gather information about your previous academic experiences (transcripts, test scores, etc.).

Managing your Cal State Apply Application

Here are a few things we want to highlight for a smoother experience.

  • You can track your progress on your dashboard, which will show what still needs to be completed before submission.
  • If you need help, there are guides and live help available (see above).
  • Even if your 60 units are still in progress, you must select "60 units or more" when asked about units completed. Otherwise, you will not be able to select the correct program.
  • Choose Sonoma Extension to see the list of our programs from which to choose.
  • Be sure to select the correct program; Cal State Apply may state the title differently. Program titles are available on our Important Information page, or contact the SEIE Admissions Specialist (contact info above).
  • You may be asked for an "Alternate Program." You can just check the box to say you are not interested.