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Tips for Transfers

Take a Class

  • Save time and money! Take your third semester before coming to CSUSM. 
  • See our Courses page to decide which class is right for you.
  • Take courses online, or in person at CSUSM or elsewhere
  • RN to BSN information

Test Out

  • If you are proficient in another language, you can take the Proficiency Exam.
  • We test almost every language in the world, including ASL. 
  • This option does NOT give units, costs $91, and can be done at any time after your arrival. 
  • Many AP, IB, or TOEFL scores meet the LOTER. Just send CSUSM an official score!

Take a Spanish Placement Test

  • If you feel you should place directly into Spanish 102 or 201, but you haven't taken Spanish since high school, you can take our Spanish Placement Exam. *Note: If you took Spanish in college, don't take this test. Just sign up for the next Spanish class in the series!
  • If you feel like you need some practice first, before attempting the Spanish Placement Exam, consider our Spanish 101/102 Review.

Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Students

To see requirements for LOTER, General Education, and your major, go to your special ADT 60-unit roadmap (which is different from a non-ADT student's roadmap).