California Promise Two-Year Pledge Program

Please note that the SDSU CA Promise program is different from the Community College Promise program and tuition is not covered by the SDSU CA Promise Program

The California Promise is a guarantee from San Diego State University 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) 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 Associate Degree Transfer-ADT Transfer students. The CA Promise Two-Year pledge program is open to new Transfer students who were admitted into an ADT Major.

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 Associate Degree for Transfer-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
  • 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 2019 – Transfer Student Pledge Information Session 

Transfer Resource Meetings/CA Promise Two Year Pledge Sessions

SDSU students who want to participate in the Two-Year CA Promise Pledge Program must complete the on-line application below:

  • Online registration for new fall 2019 CA Promise Two-Year Pledge Program students will be posted soon.

    CA Promise Fall 2019 Application.  (required by all new CAP 2-Year Participants). Deadline – Friday, September 13, 2019 

  • Major Advising Verification Form (required for all CAP 2-Year students and DUE on or before you register for Spring 2020 classes. Email complete form to [email protected] OR drop off to Administration Building, AD 220E and place in "in box."

    Obtain your major adviser signature and return this form to the Administration Building, AD-101. (Enter by the President Statue)

  • Map to get to AD-101 (Academic Engagement & Student Achievement).

    Check off "Buildings" and on the map look for the Administration Building (located by the Faculty Staff Club).
    Enter the glass doors by the President statue, enter the 2nd set of doors, to reach AD 101.

  • Major Adviser Directory
  • Academic Advising Center
    (Highly recommended to meet with an adviser in the Academic Advising Center, in addition to meeting with your major adviser).

All fall 2019 CAP students must meet with their major adviser prior to the add/drop deadline.

Fall 2019 PSFA majors and Psychology majors: Your participation at the August 2019 transfer orientation counts as your first advising meeting.

For Specific Questions, Contact:

College of Arts & Letters Majors:
Meet with Michelle Lenoue and your major adviser.

Business Majors:
Contact Assistant Dean Kristie Dock

PSFA Majors: Contact Assistant Dean Lockwood

Science Majors (general questions):
Contact Assistant Dean, Dr. Estralita Martin

Adviser, Logan Watson
Logan Watson, NLS 135A
[email protected]

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