There is no
catalog year or rule of continuing attendance for general education breadth
requirements certification. A course is certifiable if, and only if, it was
on the general education breadth requirements list at the time the course
was taken. Please check with a counselor if you have any questions.
Students who plan to transfer to San Diego State University and other
campuses of the California State University (CSU) system are reminded to
request certification of their general education courses. Certification
should be requested at the Grossmont College Admissions and Records Office
during the last semester or summer session of attendance at Grossmont
College and after application to a CSU campus. Certification is not
automatic and must be requested by the student.
Certification is a legal agreement between the CSU system and community
colleges in California. Certification is authorized by state law to assure
that CSU general education requirements met at Grossmont College (and other
community colleges) will satisfy the lower division general education
requirements at San Diego State University and other state colleges and
Each campus may have a slightly different program. Failure to complete full
certification will cause courses to be reviewed differently at each campus.
Report any problems encountered with certification of general education for
transfer to one of the counselors at Grossmont College. The counselor will
assist you in trying to resolve any transfer problem and the information you
provide will assist in clarification of the certification procedures.
Certification applies to the CSU system only (not applicable to the
University of California system).
Grossmont College will certify each area that is completed in the following
pattern, up to a maximum of 39 units for all areas, A through E.
Certification is based on course work completed at Grossmont College and all
other institutions that have a list of approved certifiable courses on file
in the CSU Chancellor's Office. Course work from all other accredited
colleges and universities, including private and out-of-state, will be
reviewed for certification of those courses deemed equivalent to courses on
the Grossmont College list.