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NPR Radio logoHave you heard of NPR's Life Kit: Tools to help you get it together?  On their podcast titled "Most students who want to transfer colleges don't. Here's how to start," published on 11/11/2021, they highlight one of our transfer chats about school-life balance to help you better understand what the transfer process looks and sounds like.

Transfer Admission  Application Guides 

How to File the CSU Application:


How to File the UC Application:




How to File the Common Black College Application/ Common Application for Privates & Out-of-State Universities:





Have 30+ units at Hartnell?
Enroll in our Canvas Course "Apply for Transfer" for guidance on your next steps toward transfer to a university.

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Dual Admission-UC & CSU- Program Information ( as of Fall 2023)

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


Additional Transfer Resources

CSU Guaranteed Transfer Admission, The Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT)
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 this 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, icangotocollege.com, 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 has over 25 AA-T/ AS-T Degrees. To view course requirements for these degrees, please consult our Catalog.   

Does Your ADT Major Have a Match at the CSU?
Check here: ADT Major & Campus Search



Based on local research and the incredible work of transfer practitioners across the state, The RP Group and the Student Senate for California Community Colleges (SSCCC) have created a new resource for students, by students. This helpful checklist offers some “To Do’s” for students for each factor based on each stage of their transfer path to a university.

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 for important deadlines!

Hartnell College Transfer Checklist

Transfer Websites Description


Welcome to ASSIST


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: CSU Dates/ Deadlines

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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


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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

Private | Out of State Schools - Woodland Community College


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)



Requesting Official Transcripts for Your Future University

Click this shortcut button to go to the Hartnell Admissions and Records Official Transcript Requests pageOrder Transcripts Online

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.

Letter of Recommendation

There are a lot of scholarships that can help you pay for your college education; you can start researching potential scholarship opportunities by browsing these scholarship resources.

Hartnell College's Scholarship Page 

General Transfer Scholarship Resource Guide

Scholarship Resource Guide by MALDEF.org

Scholarship Resource Guide by Immigrants Rising

Scholarships for LGBTQ+ Community

Students applying to scholarships are often asked to provide their 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 

How to Calculate your CSU Transferable GPA (Guide/ Worksheet)

UC bound transfer students are required to complete UC Personal Insight Questions. 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:


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)

Appealing Your Admissions Decision (General Guide)

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

CSU Directory 

UC Directory