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Transferring to a UC or CSU


Transferring to a California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) Campuses

Transfer information for the California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) Campuses can be found on ASSIST. ASSIST is an academic planning tool that can help you determine if the courses you are taking at LAVC are equivalent to courses at the CSU and UC systems.  ASSIST also show how those courses will apply to a specific academic major or general education requirements.

Introduction to Transfer

A Student Educational Plan (SEP) is a semester by semester plan that helps you  know what courses to take each semester to reach your goal. Here are some guidelines to consider when creating a SEP.
  • Include prerequisite for all courses in your SEP, in the right order.
  • Include your major preparatory courses into your SEP.
  • Include all courses needed for general education.
  • Students planning to transfer to CSUN in Engineering or Computer Science must follow Plan R.


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The California State University

CSU BakersfieldCSU Channel IslandsCSU ChicoCSU Dominguez HillsCSU East Bay •   CSU FresnoCSU FullertonHumbolt State UniversityCSU Long BeachCSU Los AngelesCal Maritime AcademyCSU Monterey BayCSU NorthridgeCal Poly Pomona • CSU SacramentoCSU San BernardinoSan Diego State University • San Jose State UniversityCal Poly San Luis ObispoCSU San MarcosSonoma State UniversityCSU Stanislaus

 To transfer to a CSU campus you must complete at a minimum: 60 transferable units (CSU GE Certification  Plan), 2.0 GPA, & "The Golden Four":

  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics/Quantitative Reasoning
If you are still deciding whether to transfer to a UC or CSU it is hightly recommended to follow IGETC.

Certain impacted majors may require a higher GPA. 


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Associate Degree for Transfer

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. Students completing these degrees (AA-T or AS-T) are guaranteed admission to the CSU system, but not to a particular campus or major. In order to earn one of these degrees, students must complete a minimum of 60 required semester units of CSU-transferable coursework with a minimum GPA of 2.0. 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 (unless the major is a designated “high-unit” major). This degree may not be the best option for students intending to transfer to a particular CSU campus or to a university or college that is not part of the CSU system. Students should consult with a counselor when planning to complete the degree for more information on university admission and transfer requirements. At the time of catalog publication, a student may earn a transfer degree in twenty four majors. Additional majors are under development. For more information, please see a counselor.

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University of California

UC BerkeleyUC DavisUC IrvineUC Los AngelesUC MercedUC Riverside

UC Santa BarbaraUC Santa CruzUC San Diego

To transfer to a UC campus you must complete at a minimum: 60 UC transferable units (Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - IGETC), 2.4 GPA, & the seven course breadth pattern of general education:

  • 2 transferable college courses in English composition
  • 1 transferable college course in mathematical concepts and quantitative reasoning
  • 4 transferable college courses chosen from at least two of the following IGETC subject areas:
    • arts and humanities
    • social and behavioral sciences
    • physical and biological sciences

A competitive GPA in all UCs is a 3.2-3.8

UC Application (Apply Nov 1 - Nov 30)

UC Transfer Admission Planner

Transfer Admission Guarantee (Apply Sep 1 - Sep 30)

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Personal Insight Questions for Transfer Students

UCLA Transfer Admission Guide

UC Tips and Tools for Transfer Applicants

UC Application Timeline