California State University-Fullerton

California State University-Fullerton Transfers: 2020 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

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This is the complete guide for transferring to Cal State Fullerton. We suggest you read until the end - you can also use the below calculator to estimate your likelihood of being able to transfer to Cal State Fullerton.

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at Cal State Fullerton or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

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    I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

    At Cal State Fullerton, 46.0% of the entire student body are transfer students, so you won’t be alone.

    To read about regular admission requirements for California State University-Fullerton, click here

    What are the transfer requirements for Cal State Fullerton?

    Cal State Fullerton requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

    Admission Item Required?
    High School Transcript Not Required
    College Transcript Required of All
    Essay or Personal Statement Not Required
    Interview Not Required
    Standardized Test Scores Not Required
    Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Not Required

    In addition to the above requirements, Cal State Fullerton also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

    Cal State Fullerton requires a minimum of 60 credits.

    What are California State University-Fullerton’s Transfer Deadlines?

    Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down Cal State Fullerton transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.

    Closing Date Reported Deadline
    Fall Transfer Deadline rolling
    Winter Transfer Deadline
    Spring Transfer Deadline
    Summer Transfer Deadline

    Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.

    We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.

    In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few 😉

    When are decision dates for California State University-Fullerton transfer applicants?

    If you applied to transfer to Cal State Fullerton on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.

    Deadline Notification Dates
    Fall Transfer Deadline rolling
    Winter Transfer Deadline
    Spring Transfer Deadline
    Summer Transfer Deadline

    Note this data is current as of 2019 and to the best of our knowledge this hasn’t changed.

    What is California State University-Fullerton’s transfer acceptance rate?

    In 2019, Cal State Fullerton received 24666 transfer applicants.

    The school accepted 8997 students. Therefore, the transfer acceptance rate for Cal State Fullerton is 36.48%.

    This indicates how hard it is to transfer into Cal State Fullerton. You can use the free calculator below to predict your chances of getting accepted.

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    Additionally, of the 8997 accepted transfer students, 3705 students enrolled - that means the yield was 41.18%.

    Cal State Fullerton accepts 37 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

    What are the California State University-Fullerton transfer GPA requirements?

    Cal State Fullerton requires a minimum college GPA of 2.0 - this is on a 4.33 point scale.

    In addition, Cal State Fullerton requires a minimum high school GPA of 2.0.

    Will you enjoy transferring to Cal State Fullerton?

    There are a lot of reasons to transfer to Cal State Fullerton. Maybe your plan has always been to attend community college, and then move to a four year college to save money while completing your degree.

    Maybe you had a bad experience at your first school - don’t worry this is more common than you think.

    Or perhaps you’re drawn to Fullerton...

    Regardless of your reason for transferring, you’re already enrolled at another college or university so you know that the most important element in your college experience is the people and community

    Finding success at Cal State Fullerton is dependent on feeling comfortable - will you be able to find a place to find home and grow?

    These are the questions that numbers and data cannot answer, but CampusReel can.

    If you’re considering transferring to Cal State Fullerton then I highly recommend that you watch the school’s videos on CampusReel. These are real students with real stories.

    Final Verdict: How to transfer into Cal State Fullerton

    Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned. If you still have questions about transferring, check out the Cal State Fullerton website for more info.
    Cal State Fullerton accepts 36.48% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

    To have a shot at transferring into Cal State Fullerton, you should have a current GPA of at least 3.68 - ideally you’re GPA will be around 3.83. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

    The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of Cal State Fullerton students.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    SAT Math 470 570 520
    SAT Reading 450 550 500
    2018 Total SAT Score 920 1120 1020
    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    ACT Math 18 25 21
    ACT Reading 18 24 21
    2018 Total ACT Score 36 49 42

    California State University-Fullerton’s average SAT score is 1020. To be a competitive applicant for California State University-Fullerton your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

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    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

    If you’re considering transferring to Cal State Fullerton, you may also want to consider the schools:

    Transfering to California State Polytechnic University-Pomona
    Transfering to California State University-Fresno
    Transfering to California State University-Northridge
    Transfering to San Jose State University