Transfer Options

Transfer Options

There are several types of 4 year institutions to which you can transfer:

Public Schools - University of California (UC) 

Universities of California (UCs) are supported by our state of California and our public tax dollars- therefore California residents pay less to go to California public universities than those coming from outside of California to our schools. The UC's are California's primary academic research institutions.

UC

More about public Universities of California

  • Focus

    The UC's are California's primary academic research institutitions. Attending a UC means you'll be exposed to cutting-edge advances in your field of study, but because your professors are heavy into their research they might depend heavily on their team of Teacher Assistants to manage classes.

    You may transfer to UC's to earn these kinds of degrees:

    Undergraduate = Bachelor of Arts or Science (B.A./B.S)

    You must obtain your Bachelor degree before obtaining these higher degrees, including:

    Graduate = Master of Arts or Science (M.A./M.S.)
    Doctorates = (Ph.D/Ed.D)
    Professional = Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary, Business/ Management

    For more information about majors go to: www.assist.org

  • Campuses

    9 undergraduate UC campuses: 
    UC list  
    UC map

  • General Transfer Requirements

    UC requirements  
    NEW! UC Transfer Pathways: Follow of the new Transfer Pathways, a single set of courses you can take to prepare for your major on any of the nine undergraduate campuses

  • Application Dates
     

    You must apply one (1) year before you attend a UC.

     August 1: UC Application Opens

    September 1-30: TAG Applications due (see special programs)

    November 1-30: UC Application Submittal Dates

    November 30: UC Application Final Deadline

    As soon as you know you are interested in attending a UC- start a UC Transfer Admission Planner account. The sooner the better!

    *All UC's are formally closed to all applicants for Winter Quater/ Spring Semester.

  • Tuition & Fees
     

    Average yearly cost of UC Tuition and Fees:  $13,200  
    UC Tuition and Fees

     If you need help paying for school, visit the "financial aid" and "scholarship" pages on the website.

    Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan:  
    "UC's Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan will ensure that you will not have to pay UC's systemwide tuition and fees out of your own pocket if you are a California resident whose total family income is less than $80,000 a year and you qualify for financial aid." Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan

  • Special Programs
     

    Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG):
    Several UC campuses offer guaranteed admission to California Community College students who meet specific requirements.  
    TAG Process  
    TAG requirements per campus

    UCLA Transfer Alliance Program (Honors)  
    Get special consideration in the UCLA review process including the exclusive opportunity to declare a “back-up” major which allows you a second chance at admission if you are rejected for your first major choice. LMC students who were a part of this program were accepted at a rate of 83% (5 out of 6 times) in 2014. UCLA Transfer Alliance Program

     UC Berkeley Cross Enrollment:  
    Take a class at UC Berkeley for the regular cost of community college enrollment!  
    Application and Information

    UC Berkeley Transfer Alliance Program  
    The UC Berkeley Transfer Alliance Project (TAP) is a highly successful academic advising and enrichment program that prepares underserved community college students throughout California to be competitive transfer applicants to UC Berkeley and other four year colleges. More than 80% of TAP applicants have been admitted to UC Berkeley. For more information on UCB TAP.

    Visit our UC Berkeley TAP representative during the Spring Semester to see if you qualify. Visitation Dates

    Experience UC Berkeley Transfer Program  
    Experience Berkeley is a program that aims to increase and retain Black, Latino, and Native American transfer students at UC Berkeley. They provide students with UC application resources and tools necessary to apply and transfer to UC Berkeley. Students in this program will: Meet admission and financial aid officers - Connect with current transfer students & alumni - Receive application support by UCB transfer students and staff. UC Berkeley Transfer Program.

 

Public Schools - California State Universities (CSU)

California State Universities (CSUs or “State”) are supported by our state of California and our public tax dollars- therefore California residents pay less to go to California public universities than those coming from outside of California to our schools.

USC

 

More about public California State Universities

  • Focus

    You may transfer to CSU's to earn these kinds of degrees:

    Undergraduate= Bachelor of Arts or Science (B.A./B.S)
    Teaching Credentials

     You must obtain your Bachelor degree before obtaining these higher degrees, including:

    Graduate = Master of Arts or Science (M.A./M.S.)
    Doctorates = (Ph.D/Ed.D) *limited number of campuses only

     For more information about majors go to: www.assist.org

  • Campuses

    23 CSU campuses:   
    CSU list  
    CSU map

  • General Transfer Requirements

    CSU requirements

  • Application Dates
     

    Generally, you must apply one (1) year before you attend a CSU.

    October 1-November 30: Apply to attend Fall Quarter/Sem. of the next year.

    June 1-30*: Apply to attend Winter Quarter/Semester

    August 1-31*: Apply to attend Spring Quarter/Semester

    As soon as you know you are interested in attending a CSU- start a CSU Mentor account. The sooner the better!

    *Please visit the specific campus' website for Winter and Spring admission requirements.
  • Tuition & Fees
     

    Average yearly cost of CSU Tuition and Fees:  $6,633  
    CSU Tuition and Fees

    If you need help paying for school, visit the "financial aid" and "scholarship" pages on the website.

  • Special Programs
     

    Associate Degrees for Transfer (AA-T/AS-T)

    Students earning an AA-T (Associate in Arts for Transfer) or AS-T (Associate in Science for Transfer) degree from a California Community College are guaranteed priority admission to the California State University; however, the priority admission does not extend to particular campus or program.  Associate Degrees for Transfer

    CSU East Bay Cross Registration

    See what it's like to take a free class at CSU East Bay for credit!

    CSU East Bay Cross Registration   CSU East Bay Cross Application

 

Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU)

HBCUs were founded during a historical time when schools were segregated and Black people were not allowed to attend Predominately White Institutions (PWIs).  Although the majority of the students at HBCUs are Black, HBCUs are not exclusively for Black people (just as PWIs are not exclusively for White people although White students make up the majority of the population). Some HBCU's are private schools while others are public.

HBCUs

More about Historically Black Colleges & Universities

  • Focus

    "HBCUs hold a unique legacy to the specific needs of young African American minds and continue to demonstrate the most effective ability to graduate African American students poised to be competitive in the corporate, research, academic, governmental and military arenas. HBCUs were created to support African American students but these institutions of higher learning are no longer exclusive for African American students. Today, HBCUs have a significant percentage of non-African American student populations that consist of Asian, Hispanic, International and white American students." More about HBCU

    Generally, HBCUs offer the same kinds of degrees and majors found in California public schools but you will have to do some more research to find out which degrees and majors are offered exactly by the school you are interested in. Look for the school's "Academics" page on their website.

    You may transfer to earn these kinds of degrees:

    Undergraduate = Bachelor of Arts or Science (B.A./B.S)

    Generally, you must obtain your Bachelor degree before obtaining these higher degrees, including:

    Graduate = Master of Arts or Science (M.A./M.S.) 
    Doctorates = (Ph.D/Ed.D) 
    Professional = Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary, Business/ Management

  • Campuses
  • General Transfer Requirements

    Transfer requirements will vary by the school. The best way to find out transfer requirements is to visit a school's website and search for "transfer requirements".

    Generally speaking, keeping your GPA above a 2.5 will offer you more opportunities. Often the GPA required depends on the prestige and reputation of the institution.

    Remember to send your final transcripts by deadlines given once accepted.

  • Application Dates

    Application dates will vary by the school. The best way to find out transfer application dates is to visit a school's website and search for "application deadlines".

    Generally, you must apply one (1) year before you attend but this can vary by school.

    Rolling Admissions: Many private universities offer "rolling admissions". This means that you can apply at anytime during the year and they will let you know whether or not you are accepted and when you can start to enroll.

  • Tuition & Fees
    Tuition and Fees vary by university/college.

    One of the best ways to find out tuition and fees is to visit a school's website and search for "tuition".

    If you need help paying for school, visit the "financial aid" and "scholarship" pages on the website.

    Best Bang for your Buck:
    Several HBCUs were named to a list of institutions where students pay low-costs for education and earn relatively high salaries after graduation. 

  • Special Programs
     

    Clark Atlanta University: Transfer Agreement Guarantee  
    LMC students are guaranteed admission to CAU if they meet certain criteria.  
    TAG Agreement: Student Process  
    TAG Agreement: Application  
    Clark University Core Curriculum  
    TAG Agreement: Staff Process

    Fisk University: Transfer Agreement Guarantee  
    LMC students who meet specific requirements are guaranteed admission into Fisk University.  
    FISK TAG Agreement: Student Process  
    FISK TAG Agreement: Application   
    Follow IGETC pattern of courses  

    FISK TAG Agreement: Staff Process

    Norfolk State University: Transfer Agreement Guarantee  
    LMC students are guaranteed admission to Norfolk State if they meet certain criteria.  
    Norfolk State University TAG Information

    California Community College Transfer Guarantee to HBCU's  
    California community college students who complete certain academic requirements are now guaranteed transfer to a participating historically black college and university campus.

    Each school accepts students who have been following the IGETC, the CSU or the Associate's for Transfer general education patterns.

    The twenty-one participating institutions are:

 

Private Schools

Any college/university that is not supported by public funding.  The cost of going to school is generally much higher at private schools. Some private universities are non-profit and some are for-profit.

Private schools

 

 

More about Private Schools

  • Focus

    Each private school is different. One of the best ways to find out a private school's focus is to find the school's mission statement or "About Us" page on their website.

    Generally, private schools offer the same kinds of degrees and majors found in California public schools but you will have to do some more research to find out which degrees and majors are offered exactly by the school you are interested in. Look for the school's "Academics" page on their website.

    You may transfer to earn these kinds of degrees:

    Undergraduate = Bachelor of Arts or Science (B.A./B.S)

    Generally, you must obtain your Bachelor degree before obtaining these higher degrees, including:

    Graduate = Master of Arts or Science (M.A./M.S.)  
    Doctorates = (Ph.D/Ed.D)  
    Professional = Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary, Business/ Management

  • Campuses

    Generally private schools do not operate within a system or network of colleges/universities, therefore you will find many private colleges only have one campus- or one main campus with some satellite locations.

    Non-profit private schools in California

  • General Transfer Requirements

    Transfer requirements will vary by the school. The best way to find out transfer requirements is to visit a school's website and search for "transfer requirements".

    Generally speaking, keeping your GPA above a 2.5 will offer you more opportunities. Often the GPA required depends on the prestige and reputation of the institution.

    Remember to send your final transcripts by deadlines given once accepted.

  •  Application Dates

    Application dates will vary by the school. The best way to find out transfer application dates is to visit a school's website and search for "application deadlines".

    Generally, you must apply one (1) year before you attend but this can vary by school.

    Rolling Admissions: Many private universities offer "rolling admissions". This means that you can apply at anytime during the year and they will let you know whether or not you are accepted and when you can start to enroll.

    Common Application: Many private schools use the Common Application. Click here to find help on using the Common Application.

  •  Tuition & Fees
    Tuition and Fees vary by university/college.

    One of the best ways to find out tuition and fees is to visit a school's website and search for "tuition".

    If you are worried about cost, visit the "financial aid" and "scholarship" pages on their website.

    Taking as many classes as you can at LMC will help keep your general cost down, as private universities often have higher tuition and fees relative to public universities.

  •  Special Programs
     

    University of the Pacific: Transfer Admission Agreement  
    A Transfer Admission Agreement (TAA) guarantees, in advance, admission to the University of the Pacific.  
    University of the Pacific TAA Guidelines  
    University of the Pacific TAA FAQ 
    University of the Pacific TAA Application

    Mills College: Transfer Agreement Guarantee 
    LMC students are guaranteed transfer admission if they meet certain requirements.  
    Mills College TAG Information

    St. Mary's College: Transfer Admission Agreement  
    Transfer students from LMC will be guaranteed admission if they meet certain requirements.  
    St. Mary's College TAG Information

    National University: Transfer Agreement Guarantee 
    National University has an agreement with LMC to guarantee admission for qualified students. 
    National University Course List  
    National University additional courses needed by major .
    National University TAG Interest Form

    Golden Gate University: Transfer Agreement Guarantee 
    Transfer students from LMC will be guaranteed admission if they meet certain requirements. 
    Golden Gate University TAG Information

 

Out-of-State

Any college/university, public or private, that is outside of California.  Generally, public out-of-state institutions charge higher costs to students who are not from their state and do not contribute to their state taxes which help pay for the cost.

outofstate

 

More about Out-of-State

  • Focus

    Each out-of-state school is different. One of the best ways to find out a school's focus is to find the school's mission statement or "About Us" page on their website.

    Generally, out-of-state schools offer the same kinds of degrees and majors found in California public schools but you will have to do some more research to find out which degrees and majors are offered exactly by the school you are interested in. Find the school's, "Academics" page on their website.

     You may transfer to earn these kinds of degrees:

    Undergraduate = Bachelor of Arts or Science (B.A./B.S)

    Generally, you must obtain your Bachelor degree before obtaining these higher degrees, including:

    Graduate = Master of Arts or Science (M.A./M.S.)  
    Doctorates = (Ph.D/Ed.D)  
    Professional = Medicine, Dentistry, Veterinary, Business/ Management

  • Campuses

    The number of campuses will depend on the type of school you are considering. For example: Public out-of-state schools may have several campuses.

    Click here for a list of out-of-state schools in the USA.

  • General Transfer Requirements

    Transfer requirements will vary by the school. The best way to find out transfer requirements is to visit a school's website and search for "transfer requirements".

     Generally speaking, keeping your GPA above a 2.5 will offer you more opportunities. Often the GPA required depends on the prestige and reputation of the institution.

    Remember to send your final transcripts by deadlines given once accepted.

  •  Application Dates

    Application dates will vary by the school. Generally, you must apply one (1) year before you attend but this can vary by school.

    The best way to find out transfer application dates is to visit a school's website and search for "application deadlines".

     
  •  Tuition & Fees
    Taking as many classes as you can at LMC will help keep your general cost down, as private out-of-state universities often have higher tuition and out-of-state public schools generally have a higher tuition rate for non-residents.

    One of the best ways to find out tuition and fees is to visit a school's website and search for "tuition".

    If you need help paying for school, visit the "financial aid" and "scholarship" pages on the website.

  •  Special Programs

    Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

    California residents are eligible to request a reduced tuition rate of 150% of resident tuition at participating colleges outside of California. 
    Click here for a list of participating colleges/universities.