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Transfer Resources


 

The CSU System is switching from CSU Mentor to Calstate.edu/apply in 2017-2018
Note: Regardless of where you're applying to transfer, you will need a copy of your transcript with you in order to file your application for transfer.

 

 

Transfer Websites
Description
An online student-transfer information system that shows how course credits earned at on public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST provides the most accurate and up-to-date information about student transfer in California: www.assist.org
A website designed to help students and their families learn about the California State University (CSU) system. Calstate.edu assists students in planning for college, in selecting the appropriate CSU campus to attend, in planning how to finance their education, and in applying for admission: Calstate.edu/apply
PrepTalk provides students, parents, and counselors with live streaming webinars from colleges. Sign up for a FREE account and interact with colleges via live, streaming events: http://preptalk.tv/
Dreamer-Focused Websites
Dreamer (AB 540) students are encouraged to browse these websites for transfer information and resources to assist them in their transfer to the university.

 

University Transfer Support Programs
Apply and connect with a Stanford University mentor who can guide you through the Stanford admissions process. 
The Starting Point Mentorship Program (SPMP) pairs eligible community college students with current UC Berkeley student mentors that offer guidance, motivation and access to admissions, campus, and community resources.

The program is specifically designed to encourage California Community College students from backgrounds that are underserved and/or "non-traditional" in higher education (re-entry students, student parents, veteran students, low income, first generation college students, underrepresented students, disabled students, etc.) and encourages all students to explore their academic potential and prepare for transfer to UC Berkeley.  Mentoring is conducted through email, phone calls, campus visits, workshops, and the use of online technologies. 

UCLA’s Center for Community College Partnerships (CCCP) presents the CCCP Scholars Program. The goal of the program is to motivate, inform and prepare students to transfer from a California community college to selective Top Tier Research institutions such as UCLA. Students in the program have access to our summer and year-long academic preparatory transfer programs which guide students through the community college experience, the application and admissions process, research and pre-graduate opportunities and career exploration. CCCP Scholars have a higher rate of admissions to selective institutions and are eligible for special scholarships. The program is grounded on academic excellence, social justice and educational equity.

 

UC Transfer Pathways
If you're starting out at a California community college and know which major you want to study but haven't decided which UC campuses to apply to, there is a simple way to keep your options open as you prepare for your major. Follow one of the new UC Transfer Pathways, a single set of courses you can take to prepare for your major at any of the 9 UC undergraduate campuses.  Although following a pathway doesn't guarantee admission to UC, it gives you a clear roadmap to prepare for your major and be well positioned to graduate on time from any UC campus. The Transfer Pathways cover 10 of the most popular majors >>>

Transfer Admission Planner/ Transfer Admission Guarantee

NEW! The UC application changes "personal statements" to "personal insight questions."

Check out this guide to learn the new questions and tips for providing insightful answers.

UC TAG Presentation View this presentiation to learn information about applying for a UC Transfer Admission Guarantee. Check in with the Transfer and Career Center for updated information and UC TAG application workshops in late summer and early fall.

 

CSU Transfer Pathways, The Associate Degree for Transfer
The new joint transfer program from the California Community Colleges and the California State Universities makes it easier for students like you to transfer between the two school systems. For the first time in California history, community college students who complete a new AA-T or AS-T will be guaranteed admission to the California State University (CSU) system. With this new degree, you have the opportunity to complete two degrees with only 120 units if you apply and are admitted into a similar degree program.

Through the new program, students who complete an AA-T or AS-T will be given a special GPA advantage when applying to CSU impacted campuses or majors.

The best part of the deal? Students with an AA-T or AS-T enter the CSU system with junior standing. Students who are admitted to a program that has been deemed similar will need only 60 more semester units (or 90 quarter units) to complete a bachelor's degree.

This website is designed to explain the guarantee, and help you identify an AA-T or AS-T that might be right for you. To get started on your AA-T or AS-T, or for more information, check out a community college website, or visit a counseling office to learn about how the joint transfer program can help you achieve your education goals.


 
Hartnell College AA-T/ AS-T Degrees 
 
 

 

Guides
Whether you are just beginning your community college education, or you are in your second year, this is a good checklist to review your transfer progress and plan.
Spring 2016 Transfer Scholarship List
Students applying to a CSU campus must provide their CSU transferable GPA on the application. To calculate your transferable GPA on your own, refer to this helpful guide and presentation to assist you. [ Transferable GPA Presentation ]
Find out more about how to successfully complete the application for UC Davis.

New! The UC changed its Personal Statement requirement starting fall 2016 (for fall 2017 admission). Transfer students must now answer one required question then choose 3 additional questions out of 7. These 4 questions are the new Personal Insight Questions.

For more information, see links below:

The appeals process is different for every university. Be sure to follow the instructions provided by the university. These instructions should tell you the appeal deadline, how to submit an appeal (online, fax, or by mail), and what documents are required (such as an appeal cover sheet, transcripts, and appeal letter/statement)
 
Find important phone numbers and email addresses for CSU and UC offices, such as Admissions, Financial Aid, EOP and many others.