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California State University General Education Breadth (CSU GE)

This general education plan, when completed and certified by Admissions and Records, meets the lower division general education requirements at any California State University Campus when it is certified by a California Community College*. It also is one of the plans that may be used in the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT). Students will still need to complete additional upper division general education classes after transfer.

* Note: Cypress College is permitted to certify completion of the CSU GE Breadth Requirements. Certification is not automatic. To meet general education requirements and obtain certification, students must:

  • Complete the pattern of courses in the categories listed. The courses must be on the list at the time the student completed the course. If a course is taken before it is approved for inclusion on the list, it cannot be used in the certification process. Similarly, a course which is taken after it has been removed from the list cannot be certified.
  • Apply for CSU GE certification in the Admissions and Records Office during the semester in which requirements will be completed or thereafter. There is no deadline date for this application.
  • CSU GE certification is automatic when using this plan to satisfy the general education requirement for the ADT. There is no need for a separate application.

CSU GE Plans

CSU GE requirements are also available on www.assist.org.