California Promise Two-Year Pledge Program (2-Year Pledge)

California State University’s “Two-Year Degree Pledge” program

The California Promise is a guarantee from SDSU that you can earn a degree in no more than two years, if you pledge to, and follow, specific campus requirements.

The "California Promise" is a guarantee from the California State University system that a new Transfer Student can earn a degree in no more than two years (for  an Associate Degree for Transfer- ADT) if you pledge to, and follow, specific requirements.

Graduating in two years will save you tuition and books/materials costs.  It also will increase your earning potential by enabling you to enter the workforce sooner rather than later.  Students who elect to participate in California Promise receive special academic advisement and improved priority registration.

Beginning fall 2017, the California Promise program supports ADT Transfer students. Students who pledge to complete the California Promise Two-Year Pledge program must:

  • Enter SDSU with a completed Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT)
  • Remain in the ADT major to which you were admitted
  • Must commit to complete their SDSU degree within 2 years
    • Complete at least 30 semester units per academic year. Units completed by the student during a summer term may count towards the previous or following academic year as determined by SDSU
    • Applicable Advanced Placement and transfer course work that applies to the degree requirements may be applied to the total units completed per year. Coursework completed in the summer will be applied to the next academic year.
  • Be a California resident for purposes of in-state tuition eligibility
  • Maintain good academic standing which means earn a cumulative grade point average (GPA), SDSU GPA, and Major GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Attend a California Promise ADT Transfer student information session
  • Participate in New Transfer Student Orientation
  • Have an initial advising meeting with your major adviser to approve your fall semester academic plan
  • Meet with a major adviser every semester thereafter prior to class SDSU Registration Information
  • Apply for the May or August graduation six months in advance - Graduation info

Two-Year Transfer Student Degree Pledge Program Benefits

  • Additional advising services
  • Improved registration times
  • Individual and small group mentoring
  • Special invitations to transfer student support activities
  • Timeliness to degree completion
  • Receive weekly or bi-weekly newsletter on scholarships, internships, and other SDSU activities

Summer 2018 - Transfer Student Pledge Information Session

July 19, 20, 21 
CA Promise 2-Year Pledge Program Information Sessions
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm OR 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Geology Mathematics and Computer Science building, Room 313

Students:  Register by clicking here

June 12, 13, and 14
CA Promise 2-Year Pledge Program Information Sessions
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm OR 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Geology Mathematics and Computer Science building, Room 301

Driving, Parking Permit, and Walking Instructions to GMCS 301, please see information here:

SDSU Campus MAP 

All New Fall 2018 Transfer Student Admits Must Attend New Transfer Student Orientation

Congratulations and we look forward to meeting you!


Advising Contacts (will be updated soon)

Some majors will meet with advisers during new student orientation

Liberal Studies (Education Generalist)

Michelle Xiong, EBA-259
(619) 594-1755


SDSU Two-Year Transfer Pledge Program Contact:

Michelle Lopez, Assistant Dean
Division of Academic Engagement &
Student Achievement