Student Support

California State University (CSU)


Show Me the Money! How to Pay for Your Bachelor’s Degree

This workshop will provide detailed information regarding the cost structure of a Bachelor's degree and what funding options are available to student's. Federal, state, and institutional financial aid will be reviewed as well as unrestricted scholarship opportunities.

How to Transfer to CSU Northridge and Other CSU's

An SMC counselor will review the most recent transfer requirements for the CSU, give tips on how to become a more competitive applicant, and provide an overview of the unique features of the CSU campuses.

CSU Application Workshops

An SMC counselor will explain how to complete the CSU application. The entire application will be covered line by line and questions will be addressed.

Virtual Counselor Assistance

Counselors will be available virtually to assist students with the transfer application(s). If you have mixed records, it is recommended that you have copies of transcripts from all colleges attended. Counselors will not be assisting with Personal insight questions during this time.

Transferpalooza (Transfer Application(s)/Essay Assistance)

Join us for Transferpalooza! Meet with a counselor or English faculty for assistance on your transfer application(s) and/or get feedback on your essay/personal insight questions (PIQ)! 


  • Tuesday, November 24, 2020, 9AM-6PM
  • Wednesday, November 25, 2020, 8:30AM-5PM
  • Monday, November 30, 2020, 9:00AM-6PM 

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I'm Admitted! Next Steps for Transfer (Financial Aid, Housing, etc.)

Information on the final steps to complete a successful transfer will be covered. For example, sending final transcripts, CSU GE or IGETC certification, and attending orientation at your transfer institution.

For transfer students admitted Fall 2021.

Denied Admission. How to Appeal

This workshop will help students understand and craft an appeal to have their admission decision reconsidered.

For transfer students denied admission for Fall 2021.