Transferring to a Four Year College/University
Students planning to transfer to a four-year college or university may complete their lower-division general education and major preparatory requirements at Evergreen Valley College. Students are advised to meet early with a counselor to ensure a smooth transition to the transfer institution. Counselors work with students to develop Student Educational Plans that map out the courses needed for successful transfer.
Main components of a typical transfer plan include:
- General Education Requirements
The California State University (CSU) and the University of California (UC) systems require a program of General Education to grant a Bachelor degree.
- Lower Division Major Preparation
Lower division requirements vary considerably from college to college; it is essential that, early in their planning, students consult the current catalog of the institution to which they intend to transfer.
California State University (CSU)
Admission requirements to CSU:
- Complete 60 semester (90 quarter) CSU transferable units;
- Earn a 2.0 GPA or higher in all transferable units;
- Be in good standing at the last college/university attended;
- Complete a least 30 units of CSU GE-Breadth requirements with a grade of “C” or better. The 30 units must include completion of CSU GE Areas A1, A2, A3, and B4 with a “C” grade or better in each course.
Priority application filing dates for CSU:
|Fall||October 1 - Nov 30|
|Winter||June 1 - 30|
|Spring||August 1 - 31|
Students can also find additional resources for CSU at the following websites:
Associate Degrees for Transfer
California Community Colleges are now offering associate degrees for transfer to the CSU. These may include Associate in Arts (AA-T) or Associate in Science (AS-T) degrees. These degrees are designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree. California Community College students who are awarded an AA-T or AS-T degree are guaranteed admission with junior standing somewhere in the CSU system and given priority admission consideration to their local CSU campus or to a program that is deemed similar to their community college major. This priority does not guarantee admission to specific majors or campuses. For more information about similar majors, please visit the website at www.SB1440.org.
Students who have been awarded an AA-T or AS-T are able to complete their remaining requirements for the 120-unit baccalaureate degree within 60 semester or 90 quarter units. Current and prospective students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review their options for transfer and to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.
The following is a list of associate degrees for transfer offered at EVC:
- Administration of Justice
- Business Administration
- Child and Adolescent Development
- Communication Studies
- Nutrition and Dietetics
- Studio Arts
For more information please visit the website at www.evc.edu
University of California (UC)
Admission Requirements to transfer to UC:
- Complete 60 semester (90 quarter) units of UC transferable courses
- Earn a minimum 2.4 GPA in all UC transferable courses
- Complete the following seven-course pattern, earning a grade of “C” or better in each course (all courses must be 3 semester or 4 quarter units):
- English Composition – 2 courses
- Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning – 1 course
- Arts and Humanities, Social Science, Physical and Biological Science – 4 courses from at least 2 of the three subject areas
Most campuses require completion of the course pattern no later than the end of the spring term prior to fall admission. Students may complete IGETC or General Education requirements of the receiving UC campus to satisfy the seven course pattern.
Note: IGETC is most helpful to students who want to keep their options open - those who know they want to transfer, but who have not yet decided upon a particular institution, campus, or major. Certain students, however, will not be well served by following the IGETC. Students who intend to transfer into a high unit major or one that requires extensive lower division preparation, such as engineering, should concentrate on completing the many prerequisites for the major. IGETC must be completed in its entirety before transfer; otherwise students will be required to satisfy the specific lower division general education requirements of the transferring UC or CSU. All IGETC courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.
Priority Application filing Dates for UC
|Fall||November 1 - 30|
|Winter||July 1 - 31|
|Spring||October 1 - 31|
Students can also find additional resources for UC at the following websites:
CSU and UC
All campuses accept students for fall admission, many do not accept for spring, winter or summer. Consult a counselor or the campus website for details about a specific campus. Apply at www.csumentor.edu for CSU’s and www.universityofcalifornia.edu for UC’s.
Certification of General Education for transfer to CSU and UC
Students should request certification of their CSU GE or IGETC prior to transfer. IGETC certification must be requested in the Admissions and Records Office. This is not an automatic process. All necessary documentation (secondary or other college transcripts) must be submitted to the Admissions and Records Office prior to this request. Valid IGETC and CSU courses must appear on EVC’s IGETC and CSU patterns the year in which they are taken. Students who transfer without certification may have to meet the general education requirements of the receiving campus.
Transferability of Courses
Baccalaureate level courses at Evergreen Valley College have been articulated with CSU and UC systems. Some courses are articulated for general education, major preparation and/or elective credit. Articulation agreements between Evergreen Valley College and the CSU and UC systems can be found at www.ASSIST.org