Admission Criteria

All CSU students must pass a Graduation Writing Assessment Requirement (GWAR). This can be satisfied by completing a Writing Intensive Course (WIC) within the program or by taking the Written English Proficiency Test (WEPT) at a local community college.

Courses can be in progress or planned when you apply, but any coursework needed for minimum transfer requirements must be completed the semester before entrance. This does not include Winter or Summer Intersession.

If you are planning on transferring with 70 units, please be sure to complete an Ethnic Studies course as well as meet the US Constitution, American History, and California State & Local Government requirements.

Admission to the program is based on both the CSU transfer requirements, which are a minimum of 60 semester units, with 30 at a CR/C- or better, including Speech, Critical Thinking, Composition, and Math; plus at least one Science course with a Lab. Our Admission and Fees page will give you all the details.

  • You must be able to fluently access the internet, use email, know how to upload and download files, be familiar with internet etiquette, and be able to use Moodle, SSU's Learning Management System.
  • Your computer should have enough memory and processing power to handle media-rich content, such as high-resolution video, Java applications, and real-time internet collaboration applications. A computer more than 4 or 5 years old may not be able to run the software used by the Nursing courses.

Although no academic prerequisites are required to participate in the program, an advanced level of English for non-native English speakers is required. Additionally, participants should be comfortable using at least one social media channel (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, etc.). All participants should bring a laptop. A browser is required and Internet access is provided.

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