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Transfer Major Explorer

See what majors are available for transfer at California public institutions of higher education! This is a tool for exploration - Please see a counselor at your community college for academic and educational planning. Created in partnership with ASSIST.

Assist

ASSIST is best used in combination with seeing a counselor on your campus. It is intended to help students and counselors work together to establish an appropriate path toward transferring from a public California community college to a public California university.

College Source Online (CSO) - Criteria Search

CollegeSource® Online is free database of 62,843 digital college catalogs, institution profiles, transcript keys, and other critical resources using our various search tools.

CCC Transfer Counselor Website

The Transfer Counselor Website (TCW) was created in 2007.  It is designed for California Community College (CCC) Counselors who assist prospective transfer students from the CCC system.  The TCW contains transfer information for all schools in the CCC, California State University (CSU), University of California (UC), and Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) system.  It also contains specific information regarding the CCC partnership with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and other public and private colleges and universities throughout the United States. The TCW is grant funded by the California Community College Chancellor’s Office.

CCC Best Practices - Resources


City College Resources

22-23 IGETC GE Sheet         22-23 CSU GE Sheet  

 

SD City Honors Program Website

The City College Honors Program offers access to several transfer agreements with partner universities including UCLA, UC Berkeley, UC Irvine, Pomona College and more. For more information on our agreement with UCLA please follow this link: UCLA TAP. For more information on agreements with other universities, please click here: Honors Transfer Council of California. If you would like to talk to an Honors Coordinator about your transfer options, please contact Hector Martinez at hmartine@sdccd.edu

MESA Program Website

The MESA Program is the best academic support and transfer program for math, engineering and science majors. 

The secret is "culture"! MESA has an explicit culture of success with a language of success. More than a program or community, MESA is family, with shared beliefs, practices, and behaviors designed for student success. The students are the best part of the MESA family! MESA students are Creators, take responsibility for their learning, and achieve success. 

The MESA Program has a home on campus where MESA Creators get the help and support they need to be successful in college, including:

  • Tutoring for math, science and engineering classes
  • Counseling to help students choose their classes and get the services they need
  • FREE resources for students like textbooks, computers and calculators
  • Scholarship Information and help to apply for scholarships (money!)
  • Connections to industry to meet professionals, learn about companies and careers, and get internships to gain industry experience
  • And much, much more!

 

MESA Creators have common majors, common classes and common interests. They are proud to be MESA Creators, truly care about each other, and support each other.

 

SDCCD ADTs

The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Each AA-T or AS-T is accepted by some but not all CSU campuses. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept the AA-T or AS-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree in that major. Please see a counselor and CCC Associate Degree for Transfer Website for more information.

 

ADT Major & Campus Search

Use this search to find a community college that has an AA-T or AS-T program you’re interested in. Start by selecting the major you’re interested in below, then choose the community college(s) near you. (You can also “select all CCCs” to see all programs across California.)

If you add “Search by CSU”, you can see which campuses have a program that’s similar to the ADT program you want to complete or have completed.

SDSU Global Campus is proud to partner with San Diego City College to offer unique microsite degree completion programs in

  • Bachelor of Science in Child Development
  • Bachelor of Applied Arts in Communication

Click here to learn more!


California State University (CSU)

Associates Degree for Transfer (ADT)

California community colleges and partnering institutions created the transfer program to make it easier for community college students to transfer to a guaranteed saved spot at a participating four-year university where you can earn a bachelor's degree.

If you enroll in an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) program at a California Community College (CCC), you can transfer to a CSU and graduate with only 120 units. There are two kinds of ADT programs: Associate in Art for Transfer (AA-T) and Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T).

To graduate from the CSU with 120 units, you will need to choose a bachelor’s program that’s similar to the one in which you earned your associate’s degree at community college.

ADT Major & Campus Search

Use this search to find a community college that has an AA-T or AS-T program you’re interested in. Start by selecting the major you’re interested in below, then choose the community college(s) near you. (You can also “select all CCCs” to see all programs across California.)

If you add “Search by CSU”, you can see which campuses have a program that’s similar to the ADT program you want to complete or have completed.

SDCCD ADTs

The Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) is intended for students who plan to complete a bachelor’s degree in a similar major at a CSU campus. Each AA-T or AS-T is accepted by some but not all CSU campuses. Students transferring to a CSU campus that does accept the AA-T or AS-T will be required to complete no more than 60 units after transfer to earn a bachelor’s degree in that major. Please see a counselor and CCC Associate Degree for Transfer Website for more information

 

Cal State Apply

Cal State Apply enables all CSU incoming freshman, transfer, graduate and international students to apply to multiple CSU campuses with just one easy application. 

Cal State Apply Transfer Application Guide

This guide walks transfer applicants through completing most parts of the Cal State Apply application, including: preparing to apply, first steps in your application, completing the Academic History, Supporting Information, and Program Materials quadrants (quadrants 2, 3 and 4), and lastly, submitting your application. 

CSU Transfer Admission Application Tutorial

CSU Application Step-by-Step Tutorial for Fall 2023 Admissions: Courtesy of Santa Barbara City College Transfer Academy

SDSU Cross Enrollment Program

Undergraduate students enrolled in the California Community Colleges, California State University, or the University of California may enroll at one of the other two institutions via the Cross Enrollment Program without formal admission and without payment of additional State University fees.

SDSU Transfer Pathways

This website will help you determine which pathway is available for your major at SDSU (ADT, SDSU TAG, or GENERAL) Also, learn more about majors with special instructions at SDSU.

SDSU Transfer Admission Planner (TAP)

This program is provided to help you identify courses required to meet transfer admission requirements for SDSU. It contains information about transfer courses that may be used to meet General Education Requirements and Preparation for the Major. It can also be used to help you identify individual courses that are equivalent to courses offered at SDSU.

SDSU Minimum GPA Requirements

Admission consideration to the upper-division major requires a minimum cumulative GPA at the indicated level. This list is subject to change. Due to limited spaces in all majors and programs, upper-division transfer applicants exceeding the minimum GPA requirements will receive admission priority for available spaces.

SDSU Global Campus - Microsite Degree Completion Programs

San Diego students can now get a San Diego State University bachelor’s degree without having to set foot on an SDSU campus through partnerships with local community colleges throughout San Diego County.

SDSU and its community college partners have created degree completion programs in several disciplines, including:

We understand that attaining a traditional four-year degree can be challenging. Many of today’s students have full or part-time jobs, families, and other commitments, which is why SDSU and its partners have created new programs to fit students’ unique educational needs.

Through around-the-clock access to SDSU’s online course offerings, and with on-site student services provided at the community colleges ready to assist, students can attain a valuable degree from SDSU on their schedule

 

Contact SDSU Admissions


University of California (UC)

Welcome to the UC Transfer Admission Planner (UC TAP). If you're a California community college student thinking about transferring to UC, this resource is for you.

UC TAP is a free online tool to help prospective UC transfer students track and plan their coursework.

The UC TAP tool is designed for use by students transferring from California community colleges, including those students who are seeking a Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) with one of the six participating UC campuses.

Students can use the Transfer Admission Planner to enter their coursework (completed and planned) from the very beginning of their college careers, or at any point when they decide to transfer to a UC campus.

The planner helps students track their progress toward meeting UC's minimum requirements, and allows UC staff to communicate important information to prospective transfer students.

Sign in or create your UC TAP account now!

UC Application

University of California's application for undergraduate admissions and scholarships. Nine campuses, one application. By starting your application, you're taking your first step toward the best public university system in the world.

Quick Reference Guide to UC Admissions

UC Transfer Application Tutorial

UC Application Step-by-Step Tutorial for Fall 2023 Admissions: Courtesy of Santa Barbara City College Transfer Academy

UC Personal Insight Questions (PIQ) Overview

UC Personal Insight Questions (PIQ) for Transfer Applicants - PDF

UC TAG

Six University of California (UC) campuses (Davis, Irvine, Merced, Riverside, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz) offer guaranteed admission to students from all California Community Colleges (CCC). Interested students must meet campus-specific requirements to qualify for a TAG. By participating in a TAG prgram, students can ensure their admission to a specific UC Campus. Also, students interested in pursuing the Pathways+ transfer option will use a TAG to secure their guarantee.

UC TAG Matrix

TAG Application Process 

UC Pathways+ Website

If you’re a California community college student interested in transferring to UC and you’ve already decided on your major, the Pathways+ program might be right for you. See if your major is one of our Transfer Pathways and take the required community college courses to prepare for your major. Not only will you have clear guidance on what courses you need to take, but you’ll have a competitive edge to get into any UC campus and be well-positioned to succeed once you get here.  

IGETC UC by Campus & Major

IGETC is a series of courses designed to help community college students complete UC general education requirements before they transfer. Each UC campus, program, and major has different rules and requirements for governing IGETC.

UC Los Angeles TAP

The Transfer Alliance Program is a collaboration between local community college Honors/Scholars Programs and UCLA College (Letters and Science) in conjunction with Undergraduate Admissions and Relations with Schools. The program is designed to foster academic excellence at the community college level and to promote diversity and retention in the UCLA transfer population. 
http://www.tap.ucla.edu


Private/Independant/Out of State

The San Diego Education Consortium (SDEC) is a non-profit partnership of regionally accredited colleges and universities in San Diego County working to promote higher education and lifelong learning to the general public and private organizations.

Member institutions may offer individual courses, certificate programs, associate, bachelor, or graduate degree programs.

Click here to learn more about SDEC Schools

 

Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs)

CCC Guaranteed Admission with HBCUs

The objective of the California Community Colleges Transfer Guarantee to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Program is the development of transfer pathways that will facilitate a smooth transition for students from all of the California Community Colleges to partnered HBCUs. These pathways will simplify the transfer process and reduce students’ need to take unnecessary courses, thereby shortening the time to degree completion and saving student costs.  

California Community Colleges Transfer Guarantee Pathway to HBCUs
Start your HBCU Journey!

HBCU Webinars and Upcoming Events

 

HBCU Scholarship

New Scholarship for California Community College Students Attending an HBCU to Study Communications

The Hoffman Agency HBCU Scholarship is now accepting applications from California community college students who plan to study communications at an HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities).

The scholarship will cover tuition and fees for the recipient’s junior and senior years at an HBCU. Interested students can upload their application at The Hoffman Agency | HBCU Scholarship.

“We’re striving to use the scholarship as a platform to advocate and educate for what awaits those who pursue a career in communications.”

To administer the scholarship, The Hoffman Agency established a non-profit foundation in California as the legal entity, the LPJ Foundation (entity #5261937).

The Hoffman Agency (www.hoffman.com), a communications consultancy, brings the best of both worlds to its clients — the high touch of a boutique, with the sophistication in services associated with the mega shops. While campaigns vary by client and industry, all share one theme: the creation of content that reflects the tenets of storytelling and what the firm calls storytelling techniques.