1) IDENTIFY YOUR MAJOR AND/OR CAREER INTERESTS
- Use all available resources.
- If undecided, take some transferable courses to explore your interests.
- introductory courses
- General Education courses (IGETC or CSUGE)
- a class or two in a field that you are interested in
- Although not required to transfer, plan for your associates degree (AA/AS)at the same time.
- Include graduation requirements for DVC AA or AS in your plan.
TIP: Check the transferability of courses before you take them!
Cick on the links below for respective transferable course lists:
2) CHOOSE TWO OR THREE COLLEGES THAT ARE RIGHT FOR YOU
- comparison shop
- You wouldn't buy a car without shopping around, you should do the same with a college!
- Use the links above to help you compare.
- visit campuses
- Attend a "Preview" Day.
- Take a campus tour.
- Talk to students attending the college in your field(s) of interest.
- Visit classes.
3) FIND OUT WHAT IS REQUIRED TO APPLY TO YOUR SCHOOLS
- Check the admission requirements.
- GPA: minimum to apply?
- Units: minimum? maximum?
- General Education requirements
- pre-major requirements
- other required or recommended lower division courses
- Check the admission timeline
- Can you apply for any term or just one term?
- When do I apply?
4) MAKE A TRANSFER PLAN
- Meet with a counselor.
- Schedule an appointment, not drop-in.
- Do this every term until you transfer.
- It's most helpful if you know which colleges you are considering, but even if you are unsure, you should meet with a counselor regularly.
- Create a written Educational Plan.
- Plan which courses to take each term.
- Plan correct sequence of courses.
- Then check back in with a counselor each semester for changes in requirements or timelines.
5) PREPARE FOR MAJOR
- Take lower division courses required or recommended for major.
- See www.assist.org and check with a counselor
- Some majors have very specific requirements.
6) STAY ON TRACK
- Keep your eyes on your goal.
- Apply for admission on time.
- Respond to requests for information.
- Apply for financial aid and scholarships on time.
- Study hard and get good grades - the higher your grades, the greater your chances for admission and good scholarship funding.
- Seek help and support when you need it!
7) COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION
- Make sure to have unofficial transcripts at hand.
- If you've already transferred from one school to another, the school to which you are applying will want official transcripts from all of previous schools.
- If you do not receive a confirmation notice from the school you applied in a timely matter, contact them.
- Additional documents may be required (e.g. official transcripts, test scores and other support documents).
TIP: Don't miss out on transferring because of an incomplete application!
* COME TO THE TRANSFER CENTER AND WE WILL HELP YOU THROUGH THE WHOLE PROCESS! *