Transfer & Career Services

Your Steps to Transfer Success

For those who are already properly registered as students at LMC (if not, click here) and have already submitted previous high school or college transcripts to the Admissions & Records Office.

The transfer process can be confusing. We're here to help! Want more help online? Enroll in our Canvas tool "Transfer On The Go" for transfer information, updates, and announcements.

Enroll in Transfer On The Go

About to start your final year at LMC? Check out this timeline for what to expect during the transfer process!

If you are just starting out, skip the timeline and start reading at Step 1.


Where to Start at LMC

Congratulations! You've decided to explore transferring from LMC to complete a bachelor's degree at a college or university!


  • Los Medanos College's Top Ten to Transfer: Unsure what to do first? Read this!
  • Requirements for Transfer to California Public Universities: An overview of basic requirements for the California State University (CSU) and University of California (UC) systems.
  • Los Medanos College Learning Communities: LMC has many different learning communities that provide transferable classes, knowledge, and a supportive community. Join one of these to find a transfer family and work toward your degrees together!
  • How to Plan Courses: IGETC, Associate Degrees for Transfer, General Education, and TAG can be really confusing, especially if you're trying to prepare for UCs, CSUs, and Private/Out of State Institutions. This worksheet helps to distinguish how to use different transfer planners, depending on where you want to transfer.




2Plan Courses According to Major and Transfer Goals

Explore careers and majors that highlight your skills, abilities, interests and vision for the future. General Education (IGETC and CSU-GE) fulfill many transfer requirements, but you may transfer more quickly if you choose courses specific to your major, and the school you want to transfer to!


3 Explore Transfer Options

Research majors and four-year institutions that lead to degrees in your chosen career field and meet your priorities.


Bennett College Bethune-Cookman University Clark Atlanta University Central State University Dillard University Philander Smith College
Edward-Waters College Fisk University Florida Memorial University Grambling State University Huston-Tillotson University West Virginia State University
Kentucky State University Lane College Lincoln University of Missouri Lincoln University of Pennsylvania Norfolk State University Wiley College
  Stillman College Talladega College Tougaloo College Tuskegee University  
INTRODUCING.... 14 Additional HBCU's to the California Community College Transfer Guarantee!
Alabama State University Alcorn State University Arkansas Baptist College Bowie State University Claflin University Fort Valley State University
Harris-Stowe State University Mississippi Valley State University North Carolina Central University Shaw University Southern University and A&M College Tennesse State University
    Texas Southern University Virginia State University    


Out of State






Congratulations, you're ready to apply for transfer!

  • Final Year Transfer Checklist: most colleges & universities want you to submit an application one year before you transfer. Think of it as having a senior year at LMC. Follow this year-long checklist to make sure you're on track every month.
  • Apply for Academic Renewal
  • How to Apply: Applications are different for each type of school system. Go to this page to read instructions for applying to UCs, CSUs, Private colleges, and Out of State colleges.

  • Attend a Workshop: Transfer Services holds many workshops during the year on a variety of application topics- how to fill out an application, how to write a personal statement, how to apply for financial aid/scholarships, etc.
  • Apply for Financial Aid: FAFSA and California Dream Act applications for the 2017/2018 school year are open and will ask you to provide information from your 2015 taxes. Applications for the 2018/2019 school year open October 1st, 2017 and will use information from your 2016 taxes. Apply by March 2, 2018, and make sure to list every school that you've applied to in the application.


5Next Steps After Application Submission

  • CHECK YOUR EMAIL: Every. Day. Make sure to follow the steps and to-do items listed by the college you applied to.
  • Supplemental Applications: check to see if the program you applied for requires a supplemental application. Common programs requiring supplemental applications:
      • EOPS
      • Nursing Majors
      • UC Berkeley
      • San Diego State University
  • Submit Documents: colleges will ask for more information, including Fall Transcripts, Tax Documents, and more. Check the handouts below to see when things are due:
  • Moving to Go to School? Apply for On- or Off-Campus Housing (more resources coming soon!)
  • Waitlisted?
  • Apply For Graduation: Even if you're not planning on walking in the ceremony, apply for graduation (*don't apply until your last semester before transferring*) to certify your AD-T, IGETC, and CSU-GE
  • Didn't Get In? Appeal Your Admissions Decision: Most colleges will offer an opportunity to appeal if your application is rejected. There's a strict timeline for appeals- read this and act ASAP to have the best chance of success!