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Information was compiled in this section to help the many Los Angeles Valley College students who intend to transfer to a four-year college or university. However, since each college or university has its own requirements for admission and for junior standing, students are urged to consult the catalog of the university of their choice if their University has not been included in this section. Catalogs are available in the Career/Transfer Center. Handouts listing the transfer requirements for many majors are available in the Counseling Office. While there are many points of similarity in the transfer requirements at different institutions, students wishing to avoid unnecessary delays in achieving their goals should try to decide before beginning community college work whether they want to transfer to another college after completing their work here, and to which college they plan to transfer at that time.


ASSIST (Articulation System Stimulating Intersegmental Student Transfer) is a computerized student-transfer information system that can be accessed over the World Wide Web. It displays reports of how course credits earned at one California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California's colleges and universities and therefore provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available about student transfer in California.ASSIST is available at www.assist.org.


The following sections list requirements for admission to junior standing at the California State Universities and the University of California system, and more specifically, Cal State, Northridge, and U.C.L.A., since these institutions receive the greatest number of transfer students from Los Angeles Valley College. General requirements for U.S.C. are also presented. However, in all cases students are urged to study the requirements of the college to which they plan to transfer and to check regularly with their counselors in the Counseling Office to be certain that they are taking courses which will meet their transfer requirements. The requirements are current as of the publication deadline for this catalog. No semester-by-semester programs are shown here, since the order in which required courses are taken can vary considerably. However, students should plan carefully to assure they take a balanced program and avoid overloading. In addition to making up any high school deficiencies which may be necessary for admission to their chosen college, students should plan their programs to meet requirements in two areas:

  • Major Requirements. These are courses in addition to the general requirements which students must take to complete requirements in their major subject fields.
  • General Education Requirements. These are courses which all students must take in addition to their major. They are listed on page for U.C.L.A., and on page for California State University, Northridge

 


 

California State University;Admission Requirements Transfer Admission Requirements


A. Lower Division Transfer Requirements. If you have completed fewer than 56 transferable semester (84 quarter) units, you will qualify for admission if you have a grade point average of 2.0 C or better in all transferable units attempted, are in good standing at the last college or university attended, and meet the admission requirements for first-time freshmen, i.e., you have completed with a grade of C or better each of the courses in the comprehensive pattern of college preparatory subject requirements and have a qualifiable eligibility index. Nonresidents must meet the eligibility index for nonresidents. If you did not complete all the subject requirements in high school, appropriate college courses may be used to make up the missing subjects. Also some CSU campuses may require some college general education courses in addition to your high school record in order to qualify for lower division transfer admission.


Upper Division Transfer Requirements. If you have completed at least 56 transferable (84 quarter) units, have a grade point average of 2.0 C or better in all transferable units attempted (nonresidents must have a grade point average of 2.4), and are in good standing at the last college or university attended, you may become eligible if: You have completed at least 30 semester (45 quarter) units of college courses with a grade of C or better in each course to be selected from courses in English, arts and humanities, social science, science and mathematics at a level at least equivalent to courses that meet general education requirements.


The 30 semester (45 quarter) units must include all of the general education requirements in communication in the English language (at least 9 semester or 12 quarter units to include written communication, oral communication, and critical thinking) and mathematics (at least 3 semester or 4 quarter units) or, if completing the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum, English communication (at least 9 semester or 12 quarter units in English composition, oral communication, and critical thinking) and the requirement in mathematics (at least 3 semester or 4 quarter units).


B. Major Requirements. In some transfer programs, Los Angeles Valley College does not offer all courses required by the departmental major. It is essential, therefore, to refer to the appropriate California State University catalog for the complete list of departmental requirements. Since many of the departmental major requirements are revised after a college catalog has been printed, students are also urged to consult with a counselor for up-to-date information.


C. General Education Requirements. The program below, leading to certification of completion of lower division general education requirements for the State Universities and Colleges, was developed by the faculty and approved by the Academic Senate and is designed to enable students to make progress toward becoming truly educated persons.
General education comprises those courses designed:

  • (1) to introduce the student to a broad range of the fundamental areas of human knowledge: the natural sciences, the social sciences, and the humanities, and
  • (2) to help the student acquire the skills in reading, writing, speaking, and critical reasoning necessary to participate in and appreciate these areas. It is intended to develop interests beyond the immediate personal and practical ones; and to develop the ability to apply analytical thought to a wide variety of subjects and situations.
    The natural sciences include those courses of study which deal with matter and energy and their interrelationships and transformations (e.g., chemistry, physics, biology).
    The social sciences include those courses of study that relate to man as an individual, as a member of society, or component of society such as the state, family, or any systematized human institution (e.g., economics, political science, sociology). The humanities include those courses of study having primarily a cultural character (e.g., languages, literature, philosophy, fine arts).

D. Certification: To be eligible for the bachelors degree from a California State University, the candidate must have completed a minimum of 48 semester units of general education requirements. At least 9 semester units must be upper division and must be earned at the campus granting the degree. The California Administrative Code authorizes Los Angeles Valley College to certify that the student has completed the lower division portion of the General Education requirements (i.e., 39 semester units from the pattern listed below). Full certification will be granted by Valley College when a student has completed a total of 39 units consisting of the following number of units for each category: (A) 9 units including English 101, (B) 9 units including a science laboratory course, (C) 9 units Humanities, (D) 9 units including the 6 unit American Institutions requirement, (E) 3 units Integrated Psychological and Physiological Studies. Partial certification will be granted by Valley College in any of the categories (A) through (E) when a student has completed the required number of units for that category. Valley College will also certify completion of Title 5 American History and Institutions requirement if the student has completed both the a and b course within Area D, Social Sciences (see Area D for details). Since requirements for general education may change after the catalog is printed, it is essential for students to consult with a Valley College counselor.


Certification Categories
A. COMMUNICATION AND CRITICAL THINKING
9 units with at least one course chosen from each of the three subcategorizes below:
1. ORAL COMMUNICATION
Speech Communication 101, 102, 151
2. WRITTEN COMMUNICATION
English 101 
3. CRITICAL THINKING
English 102, 103
Philosophy 6, 7, 8, 9 (only until Summer 2003)
Speech Communication 104, 105
B. SCIENCE AND MATHEMATICS
9 units with at least one course from each of the four subcategorizes below. At least one of the courses chosen must be a laboratory course. Acceptable laboratory courses are indicated by a in the lists below. Physical or biological science courses marked with a contain both lecture and laboratory and thus may count in B3 as well as in B1 or B2 categories.
1. PHYSICAL SCIENCE
Astronomy 1
Chemistry 101, 102, 51, 60, 68, 70, 
Environmental Science 1
Geography 1, 3
Geology 1, 2
Meteorology 3
Oceanography 1
Physical Science 1, 13
Physics 6, 7, 11, 12, 37, 38
2. BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
Anatomy 1
Anthropology 101
Biology 1, 3, 6, 7, 10, 25, 39,40
Microbiology 1, 20
Oceanography 2
Physiology 1, 6, 8, 9
Psychology 2
3. LABORATORY ACTIVITY
Anthropology 111
Astronomy 2, 5
Env. Science 19
Geography 15
Geology 6, 7
Oceanography 10
Physical Science 14
The above laboratory courses cannot apply unless student also takes the lecture course that is prerequisite or corequisite to that laboratory course. Any science course marked by a in B1 or B2 contains both lecture and laboratory and thus will also satisfy this requirement.
4. MATHEMATICS AND QUANTITATIVE REASONING
Mathematics 215, 225, 235, 236, 238, 239, 240, 245, 260, 265, 266
Statistics 1

C. HUMANITIES
9 units (3 courses) with at least one from area 1 and one from area 2 below:
1. ARTS
Art 101, 102, 103, 105, 109, 115, 116, 201, 501
Broadcasting 26
Cinema 104 (eff. F99), 105 (TA 505), 107 (TA 507)
Family & Consumer Studies 16
Music 101, 111, 121, 122, 136, 141
Theater 100, 110, 120
2. OTHER HUMANITIES
LITERATURE
African-American Studies 20
Chicano Studies 37, 42
English 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 211, 212, 213, 214, 215, 216, 219, 232, 233, 234, 239, 240, 250, 252, 253
Jewish Studies 3, 5, 6, 17
Spanish 12, 46
Speech Communication 130
Theater 120, 125
PHILOSOPHY
Anthropology 121
History 7, 47, 48, 49
Philosophy 1, 12, 14, 20, 30, 33, 35, 40


FOREIGN LANGUAGES
French 1 (or 21 or 22), 2, 3, 4
German 1, 2, 3, 4
Hebrew 1, 2, 3, 4
Italian 1, 2, 3, 4
Jewish Studies 7, 8, 11, 12, 13, 14
Spanish 1, (or 21 or 22), 2, 3, 4, 5 (eff. F2002), 6 (eff. F2000), 25, 35, 36


INTERDISCIPLINARY HUMANITIES
Chicano Studies 44
English 105
French 10
German 10
Hebrew 9, 10
Humanities 1, 2, 3, 30, 31, 40, 61
Italian 10
Jewish Studies 2 (eff. F97), 9, 10
Linguistics 1
Spanish 9, 10, 16


D. SOCIAL SCIENCES
9 units from at least two numbered areas below:
AMERICAN INSTITUTIONS REQUIREMENT may be met by completing both an a and a b designated course. Each course only counts once. NOTE: **A student can not use both Political Science 1 and History 20 together.
1. Anthropology 102, 103, 109
2. Economics 1, 2, 5, 10a, 30
3. Sociology 2, 11; African-American Studies 4a, 5b; Chicano Studies 7a, 8b
4. Humanities 6, 8; Sociology 22; Anthropology 109, History 88
5. Geography 2
6. African-American Studies 4a, 5b; Chicano Studies 7a, 8b, Economics 10a, History 1, 2, 3, 4, 5a, 8, 11a, 12b, 13b, 14a, 19, 21, 25, 27, 28, 29, 38, 47, 48, 49, 52b, 76. 88; Jewish Studies 25
7. African-American Studies 4a, 5b; Broadcasting 1; Chicano Studies 7a, 8b; Child Development 1, 42; Journalism 105, 232
8. African-American Studies 4a, 5b; Chicano Studies 7a, 8b; History 5a, 6b, 11a, 12b, 13b, 14a, 20b**, 52b; Political Science 1a,b**, 2, 5, 7, ; Law 3
9. Psychology 1, 5, 11, 12, 13, 14
10. Sociology 1, 2, 3, (eff. F98), 10, 25 (eff. F98)


E. INTEGRATED PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL STUDIES
3 units from the following list of courses:
African-American Studies 2
Biology 37
Chicano Studies 2
Family & Consumer Studies 21, 31
Health 10, 11
Jewish Studies 1
Personal Development 20
Physical Education 96;, 97; 100-699 (Only 1 unit may be used);
Psychology 3, 19, 41, 52
Sociology 12, 21
Speech Communication 121

**Political Science 1 credit will not be given in both Group A and Group B. History 20 may not be taken in combination with Political Science 1 for the American Institutions requirement.
NSatisfies the Health Education requirement for the Associate in Arts degree.
Only one unit of P.E. can be used to satisfy this requirement.
Changes in the above provisions may be in effect after the time of publication. It is strongly recommended that students planning to transfer to a CSU campus make an appointment to see a counselor.

 


 

INTERSEGMENTAL GENERAL EDUCATION TRANSFER CURRICULUM (IGETC) 2000-2001


The IGETC is a pattern of courses that students can use to satisfy lower division general education (GE) requirements at any California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) campus. However, completion of the IGETC is not an admission requirement for the CSU or UC, nor is it the only way to fulfill lower-division GE requirements before transfer. Students should contact a counselor for detailed information. Foreign transcript coursework cannot be used on IGETC except in special circumstances in Area 6; see a counselor for details. Students must petition the Graduation Office for certification of IGETC completion. See page 36 for footnote explanations. Every effort has been made to ensure that this information is accurate; however, students should consult an LAVC counselor periodically to determine whether there have been any changes or corrections.

AREA 1: ENGLISH COMMUNICATION
UC: 2 courses, one from Group A and one from Group B. CSU: 3 courses, one from each group below.

A. English Reading and Written Composition 
(1 course, 3 semester/4-5 quarter units) 
English 101

B. Critical Thinking - English Composition 
(1 course, 3 semester/4-5 quarter units)
English 103 or Speech 105

C. Oral Communication: CSU-required only, not needed for UC
(1 course, 3 semester/4-5 quarter units) 
Speech Communication 101, 102, 151

AREA 2: MATHEMATICAL CONCEPTS AND QUANTITATIVE REASONING 
(1 course, minimum of 3 semester/4-5 quarter units) 
Mathematics 2251, 235, 236, 2382, 2392, 2453, 2603, 2652, 2662, 267, 270, 275; Statistics 11

AREA 3: ARTS AND HUMANITIES 
(3 courses with at least 1 course from Arts and 1 course from Humanities, 9 semester/12-15 quarter units)
A. Arts 
Art 101, 102, 103, 105, 109, 1154, 1164, 501; Cinema 1045105 (TA 505), 107 (TA 5076); Humanities 3, 7; Music 101, 111, 121, 122, 136, 141; Theater 100, 110
B. Humanities 
African-American Studies 20/ English 234*; Anthropology 121; Chicano Studies 375/Span 465*, 427/Span 124*, 44/Span 16*; English 1027, 1058/Linguistics 1*, 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 211, 212, 213/Theater 125*, 214, 215, 216, 219, 2328/Jewish St 5*, 2338/ Jewish St 6*, 2399, 240, 250, 252, 2534; French 3, 4, 5, 6, 10; German 3, 4, 5, 10; Hebrew 3/Jewish St 13*, 
Hebrew 4/Jewish St 14*, Hebrew 9/ Jewish St 9*, 
Hebrew 10*/Jewish St 10; History 710, 28, 29, 4710, 4810, 49; Humanities 1, 66, 86, 30, 31, 40, 60; Italian 3, 4, 5, 10; Jewish Studies 2, 3, 17; Philosophy 1, 12 (3), 14 (4), 20, 30 (22), 33 (23)10, 35 (25), 40 (21); Spanish 3, 4, 5, 6, 9,10; Theater 1204

AREA 4: SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES 
(3 courses in at least two different disciplines, 9 semester/ 12-15 quarter units) 
African American Studies 2, 4, 5; Anthropology 102, 103; 10911, Chicano Studies 2, 7, 8; Child Development 1; Economics 1, 2, 10/History 159, 309; Geography 2, 14; History 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 1112, 1213, 1313, 1414, 1712, 1813, 19, 20, 21, 25/Jewish St 25*, 27, 30, 3212, 38, 50, 52, 53, 54, 76; Jewish Studies 1, 4; Journalism 105; Political Science 1, 2, 5, 7, 9, 16; Psychology 1, 5, 11, 12, 13, 14, 41, 52/Soc 21*; Soc. 1, 2, 3, 10, 11, 22, 255

AREA 5: PHYSICAL AND BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES 
(2 courses, one from Physical Sciences and one from Biological Sciences, which include at least one corresponding laboratory, 7-9 semester/9-12 quarter units. Laboratory courses are designated by the symbol v. A laboratory course cannot apply in this area unless student also takes the lecture course which is prerequisite or corequisite to that laboratory course.

A. Physical Sciences 
Astronomy 1, 2v, 59v; Chemistry 101(1) v , 102(2) v, 70(9)15v , 6811,16v ,60(10)16 , 21011,15,17v , 21117v , 2125v , 221(15)15v; Environmental Science 1, 7/Geology 10: Geography 1, 3/Met 3*, 15v; Geology 1, 2, 6v, 7v5, 10/Env. Science 7; 22v; Oceanography 1, 10v; Physical Science 118, 13, 14v; Physics 619v, 719v, 1120v, 1220, 3719v, 3819v, 3919v
B. Biological Sciences 
Anatomy 121v; Anthropology 101, Anthropology 111/Env. Science 2, 19v; *22; Biology 123, 323v , 6v , 7v, 10v, 2523; Botany 1v; Microbiology 124v , 2024v ; Oceanography 2v; Physiology 121v ;811,21v 911,21 ; Psychology 2

AREA 6: FOREIGN LANGUAGE PROFICIENCY:
UC REQUIREMENT ONLY!
Proficiency equivalent to two years of high school in the same foreign language with a grade of C or better; or satisfactory score on SAT II (documentation of high school credit or SAT score required); or one of the following equivalent college courses. See a counselor for other options. 
French 2, German 2, Hebrew 2/Jewish St 12*, Italian 2, Spanish 2, 36

v = Laboratory Course.
*Cross-referenced pair. Only one course per pair may be taken for credit.

 


 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA-REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSION TO ADVANCED STANDING

Every effort has been made to ensure that the information below is accurate and timely. However, it is suggested that students planning for transfer to the University of California (U.C.) system discuss their transfer plans with a counselor semester by semester, as major changes frequently occur in requirements subsequent to the printing of this catalog.


Transfer credit is granted at the discretion of the University of California system.
U.C. defines a transfer student as a person who has been a registered student in a regular session at another college or university. Transfer applicants may not disregard their college records and apply for admission as freshmen.

Transfer Admission Requirements. The following requirements apply to students who will transfer to the University of California beginning Fall 1998. As you will see below, the requirements for admission as a transfer student vary according to your high school record, depending on whether the student was eligible or not to enter UC directly after high school graduation.
1. Eligible as Freshman
The new requirements effective Fall 1998 do not affect students who were eligible for admission to the University when they graduated from high school. In other words, student who have satisfied the Subject Requirement (a-f courses), Scholarship Requirement (GPA), and Examination Requirement (SAT I/ACT and SAT II)-all required for freshman admission-are still eligible to transfer if they have a C (2.0) average in their transferable college coursework.
2. Ineligible as Freshman
The new requirements affect mostly those students who were not eligible to attend the University of California from high school because they did not have the required GPA. Students in this category must:
a) Complete 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of transferable college coursework with a grade point average of at least 2.4 and
b) Complete a course pattern requirement (with at least a C grade in each course) to include:
1) Two transferable college courses (3 semester or 4-5 quarter units each) in English composition; and
2) One transferable college course (3 semester or 4-5 quarter units) in Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning; and
3) Four transferable college courses (3 semester or 4-5 quarter units each) chosen from at least two of the following subject areas: Arts and Humanities; Social and Behavioral Sciences; or Physical and Biological Sciences.


Students who met the Scholarship and Examination Requirements but who did not satisfy the Subject Requirement based on their high school record must take transferable college courses in the subjects they are missing, earn a grade of C or better in each of these required courses, and earn an overall C (2.0) average in all transferable college coursework to be eligible to transfer.


Students who met the Subject and Scholarship Requirements, but who did not meet the Examination Requirements, must complete a minimum of 12 semester (18 quarter) units of transferable work and earn an overall C (2.0) average in all transferable college coursework completed.


As an integral part of the system of public education in California, U.C. accepts, usually at full unit value, approved transfer courses completed with satisfactory grades in the public community colleges of the state. Such transfer courses are limited, however, to a maximum of 70 semester units or 105 quarter units. Also, the UC system limits transfer credit in some specific course instances. 


UC credit is granted for having completed certain tests of the College Board with high scores. These include Advanced Placement Examinations. See a counselor for details.
 


 

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES (U.C.L.A) GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS FOR COLLEGE OF LETTERS AND SCIENCE, 


BASIC PROFICIENCY LEVELS
ENGLISH COMPOSITION
English 101 or 102, with a grade of C or better or Advanced Placement score of 4 or 5. 


QUANTITATIVE REASONING
One course from: Computer Science 813, Mathematics 175, 225, 238, 239, 260, 265, 266, 267, 270, 275; Statistics 1; Philosophy 9 with a grade of C or better or a Math SAT score of 600 or a CEEB Math score of 550.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE
Jewish Studies 8 or 12, or completion through course 2 in any language, or ETS(AP) score of 3 or above in French, German or Spanish. 

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
Thirty-two semester units (or 48 quarter units) of general education are required for UCLA graduation. Courses in the major department are not applicable, but required preparatory courses outside the department of the major may be applied. Other exemptions are noted below.
A. PHYSICAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
Physical Sciences
Three courses or eight semester units; at least one course with a laboratory.
(For Physical Science majors, only one course is required.)
Astronomy 1
Chemistry 101, 102, 60, 68
Geography 1, 3, 15
Geology 1, 2, 6, 7
Mathematics 239, 265, 266, 267, 270, 275
Meteorology 3
Oceanography 1, 10
Physical Science 1, 13
Physics 6, 7, 11, 12, 37, 38, 39

Life Sciences
Three courses or eight semester units; at least one course with a laboratory.
(For Life Science majors, only one course is required.)
Anatomy 1
Anthropology 101
Biology 1, 3, 6, 7, 10, 25
Botany 1
Microbiology 1, 20
Oceanography 1, 2, 10
Physiology 1, 8, 9
Psychology 2


B. SOCIAL SCIENCE-4 courses; two from Historical Analysis and two from Social Analysis.
Historical Analysis
(Historical Analysis majors are not required to satisfy this area).
African-American Studies 4, 5
Chicano Studies 7, 8
History 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18,
27, 30, 47, 48, 52
Philosophy 33
Political Science 5
Social Analysis
(Social Analysis majors are not required to satisfy this area).
African-American Studies 2
Anthropology 102, 103, 109
Chicano Studies 2
Economics 1, 2, 10
Environmental Science 1
Geography 2
Journalism 105
Political Science 1, 2, 7
Psychology 1
Sociology 1, 11


C. HUMANITIES: 4 courses; one course from Literature and a maximum of two courses from any other subgroup.
(Humanities majors are required to take only one course, in addition to a literature course, for a total of two courses).
Literature
African-American Studies 20
English 203, 204, 205, 206, 207, 208, 211, 212, 215, 216, 234
Jewish Studies, 3, 5, 6
Philosophy
Philosophy 1, 12, 14, 20, 30
Language and Linguistics
One course Foreign Language 3 or above
Linguistics 1
Culture and Civilization
Chicano Studies 44
English 250
French 10
German 10
Hebrew 9, 10
History 21, 29
Humanities 3, 6, 8, 30, 31, 40
Italian 10
Jewish Studies 1, 2, 9, 10, 25
Spanish 9, 10, 16
Arts
Art 101, 102, 103, 105, 109
Cinema 105
English 213, 240
Humanities 1, 7
Music 111, 121, 122
Philosophy 40
Theater 110, 125

DEPARTMENTAL REQUIREMENTS FOR JUNIOR STANDING


COLLEGE OF LETTERS AND SCIENCE, U.C.L.A. In addition to the general education requirements under the College of Letters and Science, each department has its own lower division major requirements. Students who complete as many lower division major requirements as possible have the best chance of getting admitted to UCLA. In some programs, Los Angeles Valley College does not offer all courses required by the departmental majors. It is essential, therefore, to refer to the UCLA General Catalog for complete departmental major requirements. Since many of the departmental major requirements are revised after a college catalog has been printed, students are also urged to consult with a counselor for up-to-date information. Informational handouts are available in the Counseling Office.


SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE, U.C.L.A. Space is limited in the Engineering major. Completion of major requirements does not guarantee admission. However, in order to be competitive, a student should have most of his or her lower division major requirements completed. UCLA bases its admission on overall grade-point-average and completion of certain lower division Math, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, and English requirements. The complete course listing is available in the Counseling Office.


SCHOOL OF THE ARTS AND ARCHITECTURE AND SCHOOL OF THEATER, FILM, AND TELEVISION, U.C.L.A. The UCLA fine arts curriculum is nested under the School of the Arts and Architecture and the School of Theater, Film, and Television. See a counselor for information on courses you may take to meet general education and major requirements. Informational handouts are available in the Counseling Office.

 


 

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA-REQUIREMENTS FOR ADMISSIONS AS TRANSFER STUDENTS


Applicants may be admitted by transfer from a fully accredited college, university, or community college if the following three conditions are met:
1. They have completed 30 or more transferable college semester units with an appropriately strong grade-point-average.
2. They are not under disqualification from any college previously attended. 
3. They have provided high school transcripts which indicate a sufficiently strong college preparatory background. Such transcripts should include:
English, four years
Mathematics (algebra, geometry and advanced), three years 
Social sciences, two years
Natural sciences with lab, two years
Foreign language, two years of same language


If students did not complete the necessary years of math and English in high school, they are required to take the college level English composition course and an intermediate algebra course at the community college prior to transfer. If fewer than 30 transferable semester units have been completed at time of application, applicants must also submit high school records and CEEB, SAT or ACT scores, which are considered along with college work.


GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
U.S.C. instituted a new general education program effective Fall 1997. Students are urged to consult with a Valley College counselor. Informational handouts are available in the Counseling Office.