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Transfer Center Services

The Transfer Center, supported through Title 5 Education Code, is dedicated to increase the transfer function and to increase the number of students prepared for transfer to baccalaureate-level institutions. This is accomplished through coordination of college transfer efforts, with an emphasis on the preparation and transfer of underrepresented students, including disabled students, low-income students, first-generation college students, and other groups of students underrepresented in the transfer process.


Choosing a
  California State
  University of

  Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)  Transfer
Timeline and

Visiting University Representatives  University Summer


Choosing a Major


California State University

The CSU system is made up of 23 campuses across the state of California and educates a diverse body of nearly half a million students per year.

Minimum Transfer Requirements

60 CSU-transferable units which must include all of the following:

To include the 4 critical courses with a grade of "C" or better (also known as the GOLDEN 4):

  1. Oral Communications (Speech)
  2. Written Communications (English)
  3. Critical Thinking
  4. Mathematics

2.0 Minimum CSU-transferable GPA (2.4 for non-residents/international students)


Apply to a CSU Online  Explore
CSU Campuses
  Associate Degree
for Transfer


University of California

UC campus locations. Image courtesy of the University of California system.

9 Campuses throughout California

Minimum Transfer Requirements

60 UC-transferable units which must include all of the following 7-course pattern:

  • 4 courses (minimum 3 semester units each) chosen from at least 2 of the following IGETC subject areas:
    • Arts & Humanities (Area 3)
    • Social & Behavioral Sciences (Area 4)
    • Physical & Biological Sciences (Area 5)

3 essential courses with a grade of "C" or better:

  1. Written Communications (English)
  2. Critical Thinking
  3. Mathematics

2.4 Minimum UC-transferable GPA (2.8 for non-residents/international students).


Apply Online: Start your Transfer to a UC  UC TAP Transfer Admissions Planner  UC Personal Insight Questions  UC TAG Transfer Admission Guarantee

UC Transfer
  Paying for


California Private University Research/Articulation Agreements

Many California Independent Colleges and Universities accept completed IGETC or GE Breadth coursework for transfer admission. However, some independent schools have substitute, additional, or specialized course requirements for admission.

CA Private Schools  The Common Application


Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)

Transferring to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU Transfer).

Historically black colleges and universities have an excellent academic track record, as these numbers show: While only about 17 percent of black undergraduate students attend a historically black college and university, over 28 percent of African-Americans who receive bachelor's degrees obtain them from a historically black college or university. These colleges and universities are also leading institutions in awarding bachelor's degrees to black students in the life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics and engineering.

And, thanks to an agreement signed March 17, 2015 between the California Community Colleges and nine historically black colleges and universities, California community college students who complete certain academic requirements are now guaranteed transfer to a participating historically black college and university campus.

For more information and to view a complete list of participating colleges and universities, view California Community College HBCU transfer information.


Transfer Timeline


University Summer Programs