Transfer Admissions Requirements and Applications

 

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When applying to the CSU, UC, or private and out-of-state universities, it is important to be mindful of application deadlines. The VVC Transfer Center provides assistance to help you complete university applications via assistance workshops.  For application deadlines, please see below.

The CSU and UC systems do not give priority to students who apply earlier in the application window.  As long as you meet the deadline, your application will be reviewed with all other applicants.  Some independent/private universities use "rolling admissions" which means that earlier applicants may have a better chance of being admitted.  Review important admissions and application information below.

California State University (CSU)

Admissions Requirements:

  • 60 transferable units (100 or 200 level classes at VVC)
  • 2.0 minimum GPA to be considered (to be competitive, a GPA of a 3.0 or higher is recommended)
  • Complete major preparation (visit www.assist.org for major prep coursework required by the CSU)
  • Complete CSUGE or IGETC General Education Pattern. Within either pattern, complete the "Golden 4" general education classes (within 60 transferable units)
    • Communications
    • English Composition
    • Critical Thinking 
    • Mathematics

Application Information:

California State University (CSU) Application

CSU application fee: $70 per campus.  Four application fee waivers are granted to those who qualify. (Application fee waivers are completed as part of the CSU application).

The table below shows you when to submit your application.

Term for which you are applying:
Application Filing Period
Fall Semester October 1-November 30 of the previous year
Spring Semester August 1-31 of the previous year

 

University of California (UC)

Admissions Requirements:

  • 60 UC transferable units (most 100 or 200 level classes at VVC)
  • 2.4 minimum GPA to be considered (to be competitive, a GPA of a 3.3 or higher is recommended)
  • Complete 7-course GE pattern (or IGETC general education pattern)
  • Complete major preparation (visit www.assist.org for major prep coursework required by the UC)

Application Information:

 University of California (UC) Application

UC application fee: $70 per campus. Four application fee waivers are granted to those who qualify. (Application fee waivers are completed as part of the UC application).

The table below shows you when to submit your application.

Term for which you are applying:
Application Filing Period
Fall Quarter/ Semester August 1-November 30 of the previous year (All nine UC's accept applications. Applications are submitted beginning November 1). TAG submission deadline between September 1-30
Winter Quarter July 1-31 of the previous year (UC Riverside and UC Santa Cruz)*.  TAG submission application deadline between May 1-31).
Spring Semester July 1-31 of the previous year (UC Merced)**.  TAG submission application deadline between May 1-31).

*UC Riverside and UC Santa Cruz - quarter system
**UC Merced - semester system
 

Independent/Private and Out-of-State Universities

Admissions Requirements:

  • Unit requirements vary by university (visit university websites)
  • GPA requirements vary by university (visit university websites)
  • Essay requirements vary by university (visit university websites)
  • Letters of recommendation vary by university (visit university websites)

Application Information:

Many private/independent institutions use "The Common Application" and some have their own individual applications. Many out-of-state universities use their own applications or use "The Common Application"

The Common Application

Visit the university's website for applications, application filing periods, additional deadlines, and fees (contact the university to find out if they offer application fee waivers).