In a bid to make the path to a four-year degree a little bit easier, California State University (CSU) has launched a free online CSU Transfer Planner to help streamline the transfer process for community college students looking to earn their four-year degree at a CSU system university.

“The CSU Transfer Planner is a must-have for any student interested in transferring to the CSU,” said April Grommo, CSU assistant vice chancellor of Strategic Enrollment Management. “This new user-friendly tool allows community college students to enter their classwork and track how their progress aligns with the CSU’s general education and major-specific requirements. We want students to feel empowered to start planning their future at a California State University campus.”

CSU explained in a press release that with the CSU Transfer Planner, students can:

  • Learn more about any of the 23 California State Universities, their programs, and transfer-admission requirements;
  • Save degree programs of interest to their online account;
  • Log their community college coursework to track general education progress and compare their current GPA against the transfer-admission requirements; and
  • Receive helpful tips about how to efficiently transfer to their chosen CSU campus.

The press release also noted that the CSU Transfer Planner was developed specifically for the CSU by Liaison, the enrollment management technology company that designed the Cal State Apply platform. In the future, CSU plans to integrate the Transfer Planner with the Cal State Apply platform with the goal of creating a seamless transition of data and application experience for students.

“The California Community Colleges are a primary access point and launching pad for CSU undergraduate students, particularly those who are low-income, first-generation or from historically underrepresented communities,” said Grommo. “More than 40 percent of CSU undergraduate students started their higher education journey at a community college, so the Transfer Planner will help thousands of students to proactively engage in mapping their higher education success.”

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