Frequently Asked Questions

You must complete 120 units to earn a CSU degree. However, you may transfer in as many as 90 units.
Yes. You may be eligible for conditional admission. If you are conditionally admitted, you will work with an Online Success Coach to evaluate your transcripts and help you determine which classes you need to take.
Students should expect to spend around 8 - 10 hours a week per class on readings, assignments and online discussions.
30 units must be taken in residence.
Students in this program may be eligible for financial aid. See the financial aid page for more information.
Admission decisions are typically made four to six weeks after the final application deadline. Applications will only be reviewed once the complete admissions packet is submitted, including all transcripts and supplemental documents.
Students need to apply to the program to have their transcripts reviewed, so transcripts cannot be pre-reviewed.
Yes, if the transfer class is an upper-division ethnic studies course in the same field (i.e., Health & Environment; Arts, Literature & Culture; History & Social Movements). Each student’s transcript will be individually evaluated to see what requirements may have been fulfilled. Note: All students need to complete 30 units of upper division courses at SF State. If an upper division transfer class were to be substituted, an additional upper-division class would need to be taken at SF State.
Yes. Each student’s transcript will be individually evaluated to see what requirements may have been fulfilled.
Yes, if a student has taken Ethnic Studies courses elsewhere. Each student’s transcript will be individually evaluated to see what requirements may have been fulfilled.