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How-To Guides for Filing Transfer Applications

How to File the UC Application:

Information on Filing the UC TAG 

How to File the CSU Application:

How to File the Common Application

Requesting Official Transcripts for Your Future University

Click this shortcut button to go to the Hartnell Admissions and Records Official Transcript Requests page:
order transcript online buttonPlease note that Hartnell College Admissions & Records sends all transcripts electronically. There is a technical issue preventing us from updating our National Student Clearinghouse website's delivery options. Even though "Mail" is the only option that appears on the drop-down menu, all transcripts will be sent electronically unless the reciving university does not accept them, in which case, the Admissions & Records office will send your transcript by mail. 

Have 30+ units at Hartnell? Sign up for our Apply for Transfer Canvas Course for guidance on your next steps for transfer!


Frequently Asked Questions & Answers :
General Transfer Application
 & Transfer Center FAQs

Transfer Websites Description
ASSIST.ORG 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
See what campuses are open for Upper-Divsion Transfer Admission here
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: https://www2.calstate.edu/apply/transfer
 https://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/applying-as-a-transfer/ Designed for students and their families learn about the  University of California (UC) System transfer admission process: https://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/how-to-apply/applying-as-a-transfer/
AICCU Resources Designed for counselors, students and families to learn about higher education options offered by the state’s independent, nonprofit colleges and universities. Contrary to popular belief, independent, nonprofit higher education is affordable to many students because of financial aid offered directly by the colleges and universities.
Dreamer-Focused Resources: Educators for Fair Consideration (E4FC)


University Transfer Support Programs
Transfer Student Success Center


The Transfer Student Success Center provides services to assist students with navigating the academic and cultural landscape of CSUMB. In collaboration with campus partners, the program connects students with success services to aid them in their academic, professional, and personal endeavors.

Starting Point Mentorship Program

UC Berkeley

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. 


CSU Guaranteed Transfer Admission, 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.

A degree with a guarantee
Hartnell College has over 25 AA-T/ AS-T Degrees. To view course requirements for these degrees, please consult our Catalog.   
Other Guides
Transfer Checklist 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.
Scholarship Resource Guide


<<<---General Transfer Scholarship List

Also: Check out Hartnell College's Scholarship page for current transfer scholarships available through our campus!

Letter of Recommendation Need a letter of recommendation but don't know how to ask for one? Check out this article on how to get you started if you need a recommendation letter for a college application, job, or scholarship.
How to Calculate your CSU Transferable GPA 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 ]
UC Personal Insight Questions

UC bound transfer students must answer one required question then choose 3 additional questions out of 7, for a total of 4 questions. These 4 questions are known as the Personal Insight Questions.

For more information, see links below:

Appealing Your Admissions Decision 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)
UC Directory  


Find important phone numbers and email addresses for CSU and UC offices, such as Admissions, Financial Aid, EOP and many others.

CSU Directory