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Transferring to Four-Year Universities

Courses numbered 100 and 200 at VVC transfer to the California State University (CSU) system.  Most of these courses will also transfer to the University of California (UC) system.  To find out which courses transfer, follow these steps:

  • Go to www.assist.org
  • Select Victor Valley College from the drop down menu
  • Click on "CSU Transferable Courses" or "UC Transferable Courses"
  • Select on View Transferability Lists

Please note: Independent (private) and Out-of-State universities will determine which VVC courses they will accept for transfer on an individual basis. View each campus' website or contact an admissions counselor for further details.

 

Exploring Campuses and Majors

If you are interested in a CSU or UC campus, www.assist.org is an excellent resource to learn about which classes you need to complete for your major during your time at VVC, along which classes are transferable to a CSU or UC. To explore universities and majors:

CSU/UC

Private universities

CSU and UC Transfer Requirements

Community college transfer students will transfer to a CSU or UC as a junior (60 transferable units).  The following table details the minimum requirements to transfer as a JUNIOR to the CSU and UC systems.

California State University (CSU) minimum transfer admissions requirements

Minimum Unit Requirement

Minimum Subject Requirement

Minimum GPA Requirement

60 CSU transferable semester units required for transfer (include CSU general education & major prep)

Known as the
"Golden Four"

2.0 or higher (3.0 or above is encouraged to be a competitive applicant)

A maximum of 70 transferable semester units will be accepted by the CSU Must be completed with a "C-" or better Only CSU transferable units are included in the calculation of the transferable GPA
  Oral Communication
(CSUGE, Area A1)
GPA is typically higher for competitive/impacted majors
  Written Communication
(CSUGE, Area A2)
GPA requirements may be higher for CSUs outside the local service area*
  Critical Thinking
(CSUGE, Area A3)
 
  Quantitative Reasoning
(CSUGE, Area B4)
 

*CSU Local Service Areas.  In the CSU system, each campus has a local service area defined.  Individual campuses must accommodate students from their "local service area" before admitting students from outside the area.  Victor Valley College belongs to CSU San Bernardino's local service area. Visit CSU Local Admissions Serivce Areas to find out local CSU for each community college.

 

University of California (UC) minimum transfer admissions requirements

Minimum Unit Requirement

Minimum Subject Requirement

Minimum GPA requirement

60 UC transferable semester units required for transfer (include IGETC or 7-course pattern general education and major prep) Also known as the "7 course pattern" 2.4 or higher for CA residents
 maximum of 70 transferable semester units will be accepted by the UC Must be completed with a "C" (C- not accepted) grade or better 2.8 or higher for non-CA residents
  Two English composition courses
(UC-E)
Only UC transferable units are included in the transferable UC GPA
  One transferable math course
(UC-M)
GPA is typically higher for competitive/selective majors (3.3 or higher)
  Four courses from at least two subject areas
(UC-H, UC-B, and UC-S)
 
  *See below for details on determining which VVC courses are acceptable for UC-E, M, H, B, and S  

* The Assist website will indicate which courses at VVC are acceptable for the "7 course pattern."  Follow these steps to find out which courses meet this criteria.

  • Go to www.assist.org
  • Select Victor Valley College
  • Click on "UC Transfer Admission Eligibility Courses"
  • Select the area you are looking for (E, M, H, B, or S) 

Private Universities (in California) Transfer Requirements

Every private university admissions and GPA requirements vary. For the most up-to-date information about GPA, general education, major prep requirements, and maximum units accepted visit each university's website.  

Out-of-State University Transfer Requirements

Every out-of-state university admissions and GPA requirements vary. For the most up-to-date information about GPA, general education, major prep requirements, and maximum units accepted visit each university's website.  

Selecting the Best General Education Pattern/Option as you Prepare to Transfer

  • California State University (CSU)
    The CSUGE Breadth General Education pattern is a good choices for many CSU campuses and majors.  To find out if a CSUGE Breadth certification is recommended for your major, visit www.assist.org.  

  • California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC)
    The IGETC General Education pattern is a good choice for students considering to transfer to a CSU or UC. It is the only pattern that is accepted by UC's. Visit UC Campus Guidance to learn which UC's accept the IGETC General Education pattern by major or visit www.assist.org

  • Private Universities (in California)
    Private universities have distinctive general education requirements. To find out if a California private university accepts CSUGE/IGETC click here; you can also visit the university website or contact each university to find out if they honor the CSUGE Breadth or IGETC General Education patterns or if they prefer you follow their general education pattern. 

  • Out-of-State Universities
    Out-of-state universities have distinctive general education patterns specific to that partciular state. Visit the university website or contact the out-of-state university/universities to find out if they honor the CSUGE Breadth or IGETC General Education patterns, or if they prefer you follow their general education pattern.


Need a CSUGE or IGETC Certification? Submit the CSUGE or IGETC Certification Request to Admissions and Records (Bldg. 23) before or during your final semester at VVC.

Articulation Agreements

Articulation agreements will show you which VVC courses have been deemed equivalent to college/university courses.  They will also tell you if these courses are acceptable towards your major and for general education.  Visit www.assist.org to view articulation agreements for a CSU and/or UC.

Some private university websites will provide a listing of Victor Valley College courses that they accept for their major and general education.  Most lists are available under the transfer agreements or articulation pages of their websites. To view a few of the articulation/transfer agreements VVC has with private universities, view our Private University Counseling Information Sheets page.

 

Last Updated 2/12/21