5 Steps to Transfer

#1 - Identify your major and/or career interests

  • Take one of the following guidance classes to help you figure things out 
    • Career 110: Career and Life Planning
    • Career 120: Career Assessment
    • Career 130: Career and major exploration
    • Career 140: Job Search Strategies
  • Still undecided?? Take transferable introduction courses that interest you from IGETC or CSUGE

TIP: Check the transferability of courses before you take them!

UC Transferable Courses

CSU Transferable Courses

 #2 - Choose a college or two that is right for you  

  • When deciding where to transfer be sure to consider the following:
    • Size of the campus (and therefore a predictor of class size as well)
    • Cost of tuition (and possibilities of grants, scholarships, etc.)
    • Location (near the beach, in the mountains, far from home)
    • Do they offer your program/major? Is it impacted?
  • Other helpful ways to compare schools:
    • Attend a "Preview" Day on campus to see what the vibe is like
    • Talk to College Reps when they visit DVC
    • Take a campus tour as they are usually given by current students of the school
    • Talk to students attending the college in your field(s) of interest or visit classes
    • Create a LinkedIn account and connect with different schools and alumni

  #3 - Make an Educational Plan

  • Schedule a thirty-minute appointment with a counselor, and check back in with your counselor

            each semester for changes in requirements or timelines 

  • Plan which courses to take each term such as
    • Completing IGETC
    • Pre-major requirements
    • Lower division courses require or recommended for major
  • Assist.org can help you stay up to date and you can monitor your educational plan on InSite.

 #4 -  Find out what is required to apply to your school(s)

  • Check the admission requirements
    • GPA- What is the minimum? 
    • Units- How many units is needed? Maximum? Minimum?
    • Re-check general education, pre-major and lower division requirements 
  • Check timelines
    • AA/AS degree or certificate filing period begins August 17 and the deadline is October 12.
    • When to apply
    • For transcript deadline check your e-mail for messages from your school after application.

#5 -Complete your applications

  • Have an unofficial copy of your transcripts
    • If you attended other colleges make sure you have them as well 
  • Have your current income information and most recent tax information
  • TAP students - Make sure to enter coursework (completed or planned) and upload to your application