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Transfer Center

Your Transfer Options

Researching Majors

Check out resource links to learn more about various majors and careers.  or


Researching College/ Universities

California Public Universities

California State University

University of California

California Private Colleges & Universities
Liberal Arts Colleges in the United States


Preparing for Your Major

Courses that transfer to UC & CSU

Major preparation for UC & CSU


General guidelines of courses that might transfer to in-state and out-of-state colleges/universities:


General Education


Apply to a University

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Guarantee Admission

Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT)

Transfer into the California State University (CSU) system with guaranteed pathway and associate degree for transfer.

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Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)

Would you like guaranteed admission to a University of California? Also see our TAG agreements with out-of-state public and private universities. 

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Writing a College Essay

Even if you are not ready to write it, start thinking about your college essay now.

We've got guidelines, tips and how you can get help!

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Scholarship Resources

The Karl S. Pister Leadership Opportunity Program enables outstanding UC-eligible junior-level community college transfer students to complete their undergraduate studies at UC Santa Cruz.

  • The program provides a $20,000 scholarship distributed over two years, individually tailored mentoring and academic support, and assistance in finding paid or volunteer summer work experience co-sponsored by private- and public-sector employers.
  • Recipients will be selected by the chancellor of UCSC from nominees submitted by the presidents of participating community colleges.
  • One scholarship is available for each college.


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