California Promise

Cal State LA is proud to offer California Promise, a pledge program established through California Senate Bill 412. The purpose of the program is to promote graduation in four years for first-year students and two years for transfer students.

What is California Promise?

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Program Benefits

As a participant in the California Promise program, you will benefit in the following ways:

  • Early registration to secure your seat in critical classes
  • Enhanced advising to guide you through your degree roadmap

First-Year Student Pledge

Our California Promise program is designed to help incoming first-year students graduate in four years.

Who can participate?

First-year students who meet the following eligibility criteria are welcome to participate:

  • Admitted to an eligible major upon entry:
    • Communication (COMM BA)
    • Computer Information Systems (CIS BS)
    • Computer Science (CS BS)
    • Communicative Disorders (COMD BA)
    • Political Science (POLS BA)

What are the requirements?

As a participant in the program, you pledge to:

  • Not change your major or add a second major, minor, or certificate program.
  • Complete 15 degree-eligible units per semester.
  • Complete 30 units per academic year (including winter, summer, and May intersession terms).
  • Maintain a cumulative Cal State LA GPA and major GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Each term meet with your advisor before registration to review your degree plan and the courses you will take next term.
  • Ensure that all holds are removed before your registration appointment.
  • Register within 24 hours of your registration appointment and enroll in 15 units of required courses at those times when they are offered.
  • Pay tuition and fees by the designated date.

Transfer Student Pledge

Our California Promise program serves incoming transfer students who have an earned Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) from a California Community College in achieving their two-year graduation goals.

Who can participate?

Transfer students who meet the following eligibility criteria are welcome to participate:

  • Incoming transfer student for the 2020-2021 academic year
  • Earned California Community College Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) as verified by Enrollment Services
  • Admitted to an eligible major upon entry:
    • Communication (COMM BA)
    • Computer Information Systems (CIS BS)
    • Communicative Disorders (COMD BA)
    • Political Science (POLS BA)

What are the requirements?

As a participant in the program, you pledge to:

  • Not change your major or add a second major, minor, or certificate program.
  • Complete 15 units per semester.
  • Complete 30 units per academic year (including winter, summer, and May intersession terms).
  • Maintain a cumulative Cal State LA GPA and major GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Each term meet with your advisor before registration to review your degree plan and the courses you will take next term.
  • Ensure that all holds are removed before your registration appointment.
  • Register within 24 hours of your registration appointment and enroll in 15 units of required courses at those times when they are offered.
  • Pay tuition and fees by the designated date.