CSU Transfer Success Pathway (TSP) Program

Transfer Success Pathway (TSP) is a program that provides a dual admission opportunity for eligible first-time, first-year students enrolling in California Community Colleges who commit to transferring to a California State University (CSU) within three years.

As guided by the Governor’s Council for Post-Secondary Education Recovery with Equity report and the Postsecondary Education Trailer Bill (AB 132), the CSU Transfer Success Pathway program will help improve the student transfer experience while addressing potential equity issues as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, issues with academic preparation, and other challenges facing high school students.

Student Eligibility

To be eligible, you need to be a graduating high school student from the class of 2023 who faced academic, financial, or personal hardships that prevented you from attending the CSU and plans to enroll at a California Community College.

Beginning August 1, 2023, eligible students can apply to the program in order to:

  • Enter into an agreement with a CSU and receive guaranteed admission to the degree program and campus of your choice (if all requirements are met).
  • Map out your coursework using the Transfer Planner to ensure you’re on track for your degree.
  • Review the list of program offerings for each of the CSU campuses.

As part of the agreement, you must complete either an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) or an established course of transfer at a California community college within three years.

Additional information on the CSU Transfer Success Pathway program is available on the CSU Transfer Success Pathway website.

Program Application Timeline

Apply Between August 1 and September 30, 2023

To join the program, you will need to enroll using the Transfer Planner between August 1 and September 30, 2023.


  • Graduated high school in 2023 and
  • First-time first-year students that were not CSU eligible at the time of high school graduation or
  • First-time first-year students who did not attend a CSU due to personal or financial reasons
  • CSU redirect first-year students who opted not to enroll at a CSU campus

Students are able to view available TSP agreements by campus and enroll in a TSP agreement through the Transfer Planner.

Students are able to submit a TSP agreement during the enrollment period of August 1-September 30, 2023.

Students must meet the requirements of the agreement and transfer within three years to the CSU campus that was selected on the Transfer Planner.

TSP agreements are available for select academic programs at SDSU. Determine which academic programs are accepting TSP agreements by reviewing the list in the Transfer Planner.