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Transfer Center

Assisting students who plan to transfer


Transfer checklist

The Transfer Checklist is designed for use by all students with transfer as a goal.  It lists recommended and expected tasks for each level as a student makes progress towards his or her transfer goal. This checklist is designed to be used in conjunction with regular appointments with a Counselor and the services of the Transfer Center.


Getting Started

      • Participate in orientation and assessment.
      • Participate in an orientation or advising session for your special program (EOPS, DSPS, Transfer Academy, Umoja, Honors, Athletics, Puente).
      • Send official transcripts from other colleges you attended to LMC Admissions for evaluation.
      • Obtain high school transcripts, if needed, to indicate prerequisites for math and science, and/or to indicate AP credit.
      • Apply for Financial Aid (FAFSA, BOG fee waiver) and EOPS. Get fee waiver, if eligible, before registering for classes.
      • Develop an Educational Plan with a counselor for transfer.
      • Register for classes.
      • Buy your required books for classes before the end of the first week.

Freshman Level I (click to expand)


Students who indicated transfer as an educational goal on the admissions application, and who have less than 15 transferrable units.

  • Meet with a Counselor at least once a semester to review Ed Plan, discuss problems, and obtain transfer information. Some programs require more frequent counselor appointments, such as EOPS and DSPS.
  • Complete remedial classes in English and Math, if needed as prerequisites.
  • Complete study skills/college success/career  classes, if needed.
  • Begin research to select major or career by visiting the Career Center, room CC3-524.
  • Begin lower division classes in your major, especially if majoring in science, engineering, or pre-professional health sciences (med/dental/veterinary) .
  • Know the minimum requirements for admission as a transfer to four-year universities. Know which LMC courses are transferable.
  • Begin transferable classes in English and Math, if prerequisites completed.
  • Pick a General Education (GE) pattern (IGETC ,CSU GE Breadth, campus specific Breadth) and begin GE classes.
  • Become aware of articulation agreements for your major and universities(www.assist.org or private school agreements).
  • Ask about LMC Transfer AA or AS degree requirements.
  • Explore the choices of possible universities for transfer. Attend Transfer Day/College Night fair in October.
  • Visit the Transfer Center to become aware of services and resources.
  • Become aware of campus programs and resources i.e. Reading & Writing/Tutoring Center, Library, DSPS
  • Stay enrolled in at least 12 units per semester for EOPS and Athletics, or the required number of units for your program or financial aid.

Freshman Level 2 (click to expand)

Students who have completed 16 to 29 transferable units.

  • Meet with 4‑year university Representative, or talk to him/her on the phone or via email.
  • Meet with Counselor (review Ed Plan, check academic performance, review transfer progress, and discuss/revise transfer plans.)
  • Participate in Concurrent Enrollment Program (UCB) or Cross-Registration program (CSUEB, Mills College), if applicable (20 units completed).
  • Participate in Financial Aid Workshops and/or renew FAFSA.
  • Explore scholarship information and resources, including online. Make appointment with the Scholarship Coordinator.
  • Complete transferable classes in English and Math as soon as possible.
  • Choose a major (at least preliminary) and complete lower-division classes.
  • Determine if intended university has lower-division graduation requirements.
  • Determine if there are foreign language requirements for your intended major or university.
  • Make sure you are taking transferable classes that meet requirements for: general education/breadth, lower-division for your major, and graduation.
  • Consider volunteering in your community and/or getting involved in leadership activities.
  • Visit campuses to select/ rule out possible transfer universities.
  • Learn how to calculate your transferable GPA.
  • Stay on Track.

You did it!


> Next Steps in Your Transfer Pathway



Developed by M.Karp, Transfer Coordinator, and Counselors at Los Medanos College