Learn all about transfer by utilizing all of the resources on our website and on our Canvas Resource Page, and check out our Workshops and Events page to learn more about featured transfer topics such as Transfer Planning and Guarantees (TAG), Applying to UC and CSU, Applying to universities on CommonApp, and more!
We encourage all students to connect with university representatives virtually, to find and connect with us on social media, and to subscribe to our e-mail newsletter to not miss important transfer opportunities and updates from transfer universities. To ask us a general question, visit the DVC Transfer Services home page to contact us through the email inquiry form or through our live chat feature and drop-in counseling during open hours.
We help you navigate all resources to browse 4-year universities and find colleges that work for you, like Assist.org, to help you reach your transfer goals after DVC. We can help you with your applications to UC, CSU, Private and Out of State universities and colleges. We also help students with TAG and TAP for UC’s. We also bring university reps here to DVC for you to ask any and all of your transfer questions about each campus.
While our office helps students transferring from DVC to a university, if you are planning to transfer to DVC with credits from another community college or university, you can find information on how to do so, including how to schedule a meeting with a DVC counselor for a transcript evaluation, from DVC’s Welcome and Enrollment website.
Students can schedule a university rep. appointment at our university rep visit schedule. While some reps are available for drop-ins, appointments are booked through the Career and Transfer Center. Please book your appointment online or drop by during our office hours.
For currently enrolled DVC students, you can schedule an appointment with a DVC counselor via the DVC Counseling Office to map out your DVC transfer educational plan. (For current high school students about to graduate, you are encouraged to enroll in a Counseling 095 course for educational planning assistance with a counselor.) If you have a quick question about transfer requirements, you can ask our drop-in counselors during our open hours.
To get started on preparing for transfer, take a look at the basic requirements for transferring to a California public university.
Meet with a DVC counselor ASAP to review the TAG requirements for your specific UC campus and major.
First, start and complete your TAP today. You can apply for the Transfer Admission Guarantee from your UC TAP between September 1-30. You can also use your TAP for the UC application, opening on August 1. Just be sure to submit your UC Application between November 1-30.
During your application period, apply at CalStateApply. And for any technical questions, use “Cal State Apply Online Application Instructions for Transfer Admission”
For other out of state and private universities, your best resource is the university’s website, as most colleges have an admissions page with their requirements for transfer listed and a phone number for their admissions department. We also have information on certain private and out of state college’s articulation agreements and on our private and out of state universities page. If you’d like help researching, drop in during our open hours!
The application dates for applying can be found here.
We will be hosting a series of application labs and workshops throughout the fall term at different dates and times. We encourage you to utilize these open lab and workshop events for help, or drop in during our office hours for one-on-one assistance.
After you apply, make sure to follow up on additional required steps - visit our Canvas Resource page for a complete checklist:
Check our Canvas page for a list of detailed transfer guides and helpful videos about transferring into BSN nursing program.
Transfer Day is an annual event hosted in October. 60-80 different private and public university reps will be here to answer your questions and give advice about their schools and the transfer process. Check out our Events and Workshops page for details!
Students with an AA-T or AS-T (also known as an ADT) receive admission priority and are guaranteed admission with junior status to the CSU system. Students who intend to transfer are advised to refer to the catalog of the prospective transfer institution and consult a counselor. This degree may not be the best option for students planning to transfer to certain impacted CSU campuses or majors, if they are applying outside of the CSU system, or if they are not planning to transfer. Students with an ADT also have guaranteed admission to private universities with the AICCU as well as to partner Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
If an articulated list of courses for your transfer major and/or transfer school is not available, take a proactive approach to learning about and planning your required coursework for transfer. Use this helpful articulation how-to guide for help.
Check with a DVC counselor and research CVC Exchange to find similar classes at another community college.