Guaranteed Program for Admission: California Community College Students

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Guaranteed Program for Admission

ASU, ranked as one of the top public universities in the nation and the world, is a top choice for California transfer students to complete their bachelor’s degree.

Designed for California community college students, the Guaranteed Program for Admission helps you stay focused on earning your undergraduate degree and plan for a smooth transfer to ASU. To take part in the Guaranteed Program for Admission, you must attend a community college that participates in the program.

Guaranteed admission to ASU in three easy steps:

  1. Complete the sign-up form for the Guaranteed Program for Admission.
  2. Apply for admission to ASU when you’re ready to transfer.
  3. Enroll in classes at ASU to achieve your undergraduate degree.

View a timeline for the Guaranteed Program for Admission.

Have questions? Talk to an ASU transfer specialist.

Why Transfer to ASU?

Earn a degree from a Pac-12 university that allows you to create an academic experience that is uniquely yours. Choose from more than 300 undergraduate degrees, 250+ study abroad programs and 1,000 student clubs. At ASU, you can conduct undergraduate research, develop your entrepreneurial ideas, learn in state-of-the-art classrooms and labs, and receive career guidance and support as you seek internships and career opportunities upon graduation.

Find out why ASU is a top choice for California students.



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Benefits of the Guaranteed Program for Admission

The Guaranteed Program for Admission offers students at participating California community colleges the following benefits:

  • ASU tools and guidance on which courses to take while attending your community college
  • acceptance of IGETC or CSU GE course work for ASU lower-division general studies requirements
  • ability to transfer to ASU in the fall or spring semester
  • classes at ASU available during the semester you need them — no impacted programs
  • your catalog year will remain the year you sign the agreement rather than the year you are admitted to ASU

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Guaranteed Admission Requirements

General university admission is guaranteed upon successfully meeting the following conditions*:

  • an associate degree with a minimum cumulative transfer GPA of 2.50


  • a fully certified Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or California State University General Education (CSUGE), with a minimum cumulative transfer GPA of 2.50 plus either a final high school transcript or GED 


  • completion of at least 24 transferable semester credits with a minimum cumulative transfer GPA of 3.00 (4.00=“A”) plus either a final high school transcript or GED

You will also need to submit an Arizona State University admission application, including any additional documents required, such as official college transcripts. (International students must also provide a financial guarantee and evidence of English language proficiency.) To find out how a course will transfer to ASU, check our Transfer Credit Guide.

*Some ASU colleges and schools have additional or higher requirements for admission into their programs. To search for degree programs and find more detailed information about admission requirements, use the ASU degree search tool.

Western Undergraduate Exchange

ASU is part of the Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE). The program offers students from 14 Western states (not including Arizona) the opportunity to choose from select ASU degree programs at a discounted nonresident tuition rate. Learn more about the Western Undergraduate Exchange.

How students can save money on an ASU degree:

  • ASU participates in the Western Undergraduate Exchange, which offers reduced nonresident tuition to students from select Western states, including California, for specific ASU degree programs. 

  • Veterans who have been honorably discharged are eligible for in-state tuition. 

  • ASU Online offers more than 60 undergraduate degree programs at a reduced tuition rate.

  • ASU Colleges at Lake Havasu City in western Arizona offers nearly 20 degrees and three exploratory programs at a lower tuition rate. 

  • ASU’s locations across the state (ASU@TheGilaValley, ASU@Pinal, ASU@Cochise, ASU@Yuma) offer high-demand programs in those regions at a reduced tuition rate.

Contact Us

College Students: If you have questions about transferring to ASU or if you don’t see your community college on the list of participating institutions, please contact your transfer specialist  in Transfer Admissions.

College Administrators: If you would like to have your institution participate in this program, or if you have questions about the program, please contact Melanie Pshaenich in the Office of Academic Partnerships.

Participating Colleges

Allan Hancock College
American River College
Antelope Valley College
Bakersfield College
Barstow Community College
Berkeley City College
Butte College
Cabrillo College

Canada College
Cerritos College
Cerro Coso Community College
Chabot College
Chaffey College
Citrus College
City College of San Francisco
Clovis Community College
Coastline Community College
College of Alameda
College of Marin
College of San Mateo
College of the Canyons
College of the Desert
College of the Redwoods
College of the Sequoias
College of the Siskiyous
Columbia College
Compton College
Contra Costa College
Copper Mountain College
Cosumnes River College
Crafton Hills College
Cuesta College
Cuyamaca College
Cypress College
De Anza College
Diablo Valley College
East Los Angeles College
El Camino College
Evergreen Valley College
Feather River College
Folsom Lake College

Foothill College
Fresno City College
Fullerton College
Gavilan College
Glendale Community College
Golden West College
Grossmont College
Hartnell College

Imperial Valley College
Irvine Valley College
Lake Tahoe Community College
Laney College
Las Positas College
Lassen Community College

Long Beach City College 
Los Angeles City College
Los Angeles Harbor College
Los Angeles Mission College
Los Angeles Pierce College
Los Angeles Southwest College
Los Angeles Trade Technical College
Los Angeles Valley College
Los Medanos College
Mendocino College
Merced College
Merritt College
Mira Costa College
Mission College
Modesto Junior College
Monterey Peninsula College
Moorpark College
Moreno Valley College
Mt. San Antonio College
Mt. San Jacinto College
Napa Valley College
Norco College
Ohlone College
Orange Coast College
Oxnard College

Palomar College
Palo Verde College
Pasadena City College
Porterville College

Reedley College
Rio Hondo College
Riverside City College
Sacramento City College
Saddleback College
San Bernardino Valley College
San Diego City College
San Diego Mesa College
San Diego Miramar College
San Joaquin Delta College
San Jose City College
Santa Ana College
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Monica College
Santa Rosa Junior College
Santiago Canyon College
Shasta College
Sierra College
Skyline College
Solano Community College
Southwestern College
Taft College
Ventura College
Victor Valley College
West Los Angeles College
West Valley College
Woodland Community College
Yuba College