The California Promise at Sacramento State

The California Promise Program enables a specific number of CSU campuses to establish pledge programs for entering first-time students who are both interested and able to complete baccalaureate degrees in 4-years. All campuses have established programs students with Associate Degrees for Transfer from any California Community College to complete their baccalaureate degrees in 2-years. The program is limited to students who are residents of California.

Students who commit to enter either the 4-year or 2-year pledge will be given priority registration appointment for each state-supported enrollment period and will be provided with routine and thorough academic advisement. In order to remain in the program, students must meet with their advisors as prescribed, develop an enrollment plan and complete 30 semester units or the quarter equivalent within each academic year, including summer. Participating campuses may stipulate other requirements as well. Interested students entering the CSU should contact campus offices or visit CalState.edu.

At Sacramento State, the “California Promise” is delivered through the “Finish in Four” program for first-year students and the “Through in Two” program for transfer students. These programs provide incentives and support for students who commit to taking a minimum number of units per year with the goal of completing their degrees in 4 years or 2 years, respectively.

Only admitted, incoming first-year students are eligible for the pledge.

Commitment:

  • Enrollment in at least 15 units per semester, or 30 units per year, including summer session classes, if needed.
  • Use of Smart Planner to plan all courses through graduation.
  • One appointment per semester with a general advisor, graduation advisor, or major advisor to review courses and degree planning.
  • Keep “on-track” with degree road map as determined by the Academic Requirements Report.
  • An overall GPA of at least 2.0 each semester of enrollment until the completion of your degree.

Benefits:

  • Priority registration for fall semester, spring semester, and summer session classes to stay “on-track.”
  • Grants of up to $1,000 for summer session courses.
  • In-person appointments with an advisor each semester to review courses and degree progression.
  • The Sac State Rewards Program, which provides additional incentives through vouchers and discounts on campus goods and services
Finish in Four Pledge

Only admitted, incoming transfer students are eligible for the pledge.

Commitment:

  • Enrollment in at least 15 units per semester, or 30 units per year, as required to complete your bachelor’s degree, including summer session classes, if needed.
  • Use of Smart Planner to plan all courses through graduation.
  • One appointment per semester with a major advisor to review courses and degree planning.
  • Keep “on-track” with degree road map as determined by the Academic Requirements Report.
  • An overall GPA of at least 2.0 each semester of enrollment until the completion of your degree.

Benefits:

  • Priority registration for fall semester, spring semester, and summer session classes to stay “on track.”
  • Grants of up to $1,000 for summer session courses.
  • In-person appointments with an advisor each semester to review courses and degree progression.
  • The Sac State Rewards Program, which provides additional incentives through vouchers and discounts on campus goods and services.
Through in Two Pledge