Bachelor’s Admissions Requirements
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If you are seeking admission to an bachelor’s program (with the exception of the RN to BSN), you must meet the following three levels of admission requirements in order to be fully admitted to the Golden State College:
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The Conditional Admission period is intended to ensure that you are familiar with classroom expectations, time and technology requirements and other factors that may impact your experience as a student. It also allows you time to determine, risk free, whether the University of Golden State College is the right university for you. If you are seeking admission to a bachelor's degree program you must meet the following admission requirements prior to the start of your first course at the Golden State College:
Have a regular high-school diploma earned through college preparatory or regular high school courses, or earned an equivalent to a US high school diploma at an international high school according to approved Foreign Evaluation services.
Qualified applicants will self-certify as to their high school education on the application for admission. The Golden State College will also require that you provide a high school transcript, high school diploma, Failure to provide documentation by Day 7 of Week 3 will result in the student being denied admission.
If no high school diploma was earned, if you have successfully completed at least a two-year program or have earned a minimum of 60 transferable credits that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited postsecondary institution, as defined by the University of Golden State Collegetransfer credit policies, you may be admitted.
Be 22 years of age or older, or be exempt from this requirement by meeting one of the following criteria:
Earned a minimum of 20 transferable credits* as defined by the Golden State College transfer credit policies;
Earned 0-19 transferable credits and successfully completed the Student Success Orientation course;
Seeking readmission to the Golden State College after withdrawal from a degree program;
Current degree-seeking student at the Golden State College requesting to change majors; or Former Campus student requesting to transfer to the online modality.
* If satisfying the Under 22 exemption with 20 transferable credits, unofficial transcripts must be submitted with the Application for Admission.
Have the ability to study English indicated by one of the following**:
Achieved a recognized high school diploma or equivalent in which the primary language of instruction was English***
Received a GED that was taken in English***;
A minimum of 30 credits have been earned from regionally or approved nationally accredited colleges/universities in the United States or equivalent in which the primary language of instruction was English; orTest of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination taken within the past two (2) years. For the TOEFL, a minimum score of 500 paper-based or 61 Internet-based is required. For the IELTS, a minimum score of 6 is required. Copies of official scores must be submitted prior to provisional enrollment, and official scores must be submitted for full admission.
**Satisfying the English Language Requirement does not exempt a student who earned his/her high school diploma outside of the United States from the additional admission requirements for applicants with international academic credentials.
***If satisfying the English Language Requirement through a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent not completed in the United States, additional documentation may be required. Please contact the Registrar’s Office for further information.
If you have international credentials, requirements are outlined separately. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for additional detailed requirements for Conditional Admission.
You must meet the following requirements in order to be provisionally admitted to a bachelor's degree program at the Golden State College.
Submit proof of graduation from high school in one of the following forms:
Official or unofficial copy of high school transcripts or diploma indicating graduation;
High school name and graduation date listed on an official transcript from an appropriately accredited postsecondary institution,or Proof of at least a two-year program or a minimum of 60 transferrable credits that are acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited postsecondary institution,
Transfer students who successfully completed a two-year program that is acceptable for full credit toward a bachelor’s degree from an appropriately accredited postsecondary institution, as per the GSC admission policy, are exempt from the requirement to provide proof of high school graduation, but must submit official transcripts of the two-year program.
Official TOEFL or IELTS scores, if required for admission If you meet the English Language requirement with 30 transferable credits, you must submit the official transcript(s) where these credits were earned.
Students who do not meet all requirements will not be fully admitted and will be withdrawn from the program.