We encourage you to incorporate the steps and information below into your transfer planning process.
We encourage you to learn about the universities available to you as transfer options! We've gathered information about your CSU, UC, Private and Out-of-State options; choose from the links below. You can also research colleges and universities by doing an online search for their university webpage.
As a Grossmont transfer student you may be eligible for guaranteed admission, depending on your major and university of interest. Here is a list of guaranteed admission opportunities for students who meet eligibility criteria.
ASU offers guaranteed admission to students who meet eligibility requirements. Learn more on their MyPath2ASU website. Also see our Transfer Info: Private and Out-of-State Universities page and Connect with University Representatives page. Students are encouraged to schedule an appointment with a Transfer Center Counselor to make plans.
Currently the CSU system does not offer a guaranteed admission program to individual schools. However, the process of redirection guarantees that all applicants who meet minimum eligibility criteria, including those earning an AD-T, are guaranteed admission into one of the 23 CSU campuses. Visit the CSU Redirection webpage for details and talk to your counselor for more information.
39 Historically Black Colleges & Universities offer guaranteed admission to California Community College students who meet the eligibility criteria. For more information visit our Transfer Info for HBCU webpage.
Pepperdine's Graziadio Business School offers a Bachelor of Science in Management at the West LA Campus or fully online. An overview is available here.
Individual Appointments available with Hannah Majuelo, Assistant Director, Recruitment and Advising. Book an appointment today!
Webinar Series: Breaking into Business School. For information and to register to attend, view this flier.
San Diego State University (SDSU) offers guaranteed admission to eligible students for select majors. TAG Pathway majors and eligibility criteria are listed on the Transfer Pathways website. Please note: students will be considered for TAG based on information provided in their Cal State Application, no additional paperwork or forms are required. The Grossmont College Transfer Center offers a SDSU Transfer Pathways workshop and students interested in transfer to SDSU are also encouraged to meet with a Counselor.
The University of California offers guaranteed admission to six campuses; students can choose one of the six campuses to TAG to. The six campuses are: Davis, Irvine, Merced, Riverside, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz. For more information, visit the UC TAG website. In addition, the Grossmont College Transfer Center invites students to meet with a Counselor, attend TAG workshops, and utilize our Application Assistance. Students should create a UC TAP account upon identifying interest in transfer to the UC.
The University of California, San Diego offers guaranteed admission to students that are eligible for their UniversityLink program. Students must apply during their first year of college; foster youth and veterans may apply at any time. Additional eligibility criteria are outlined on the ULink website. Students are encouraged to make an appointment with a Transfer Center Counselor to review the program criteria and develop an educational plan. Students should create a UC TAP account upon identifying interest in transfer to UCSD.
When selecting a major it is helpful to consider your future. There are a number of resources at Grossmont College to help you explore your career options. Counselors are available to provide support.
Pre-Professional Counseling (pre-med, pre-pharm, pre-law, etc)
The Transfer Center hosts events and workshops throughout the year. We invite you to join us; details are on our Events and Workshops page.
There are two General Ed patterns transfer students choose from:
1) CSU GE (California State University General Education Breath): appropriate for students planning to apply to any of the 23 campuses in the California State University system.
2) IGETC (Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum): can be used to satisfy lower division general education requirements at any CSU or UC campus. Students planning to apply to any of the 9 campuses in the University of California system should follow IGETC. In addition, some private schools accept IGETC (check with a Counselor for more information).
Please note: It is important that when selecting classes you use the current GE pattern. If you need to access a pattern from a previous academic year please access our CSU GE Archive or IGETC Archive.
Major prep refers to the lower division coursework you will take at the Community College in preparation for transfer. The courses you will take depend on the: 1) major you select and 2) university you plan to attend. Major prep does change depending on the university; therefore, if you are planning to apply to multiple universities, it will be important to identify the major prep required by each campus.
Assist.org is an important website for students planning to transfer to a UC or CSU campus. It is important that you, as a transfer student, learn how to use this website and check it each semester.
Students pursuing an ADT (Associate Degree for Transfer) will follow the major prep as outlined in the catalog and advising sheet to prepare for transfer. You can learn more about the ADT and requirements on our AA-T/AS-T/ADT website.
If your major is TAG (Transfer Admission Guarantee) this means that you will be guaranteed admission after meeting specific eligibility criteria including major preparation. Talk with a Counselor to learn more.
Many colleges use transferable GPA as a factor for admissions. Therefore, it is important that you know how to calculate your transferable GPA! The pdf and excel documents below are provided to help with GPA calculation. Keep track of your GPA from the time you start college until you finish!
Scholarship opportunities can be found on the scholarships webpage of each college and university. Grossmont College also has a Scholarships for Transfer Students webpage that you can access HERE.
Announcing the Peggy Gray Spanninga Transfer Scholarship for Fall 2023 Transfers!
Ten scholarships are available to Grossmont & Cuyamaca students in the amount of $5,000 each!
Students selected as a top candidate for the scholarship will most likely need to write an additional essay, as well as show proof of their enrollment at the 4-year they are transferring to in the fall.
Beginning March 27, visit the academic works website and search for the Peggy Gray Spanninga Transfer Scholarship to view the criteria and apply.
The Hoffman Agency HBCU Scholarship will be awarded to a California community college student who has been offered admission to study communications at an HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities). The scholarship will cover tuition and fees for the recipient’s junior and senior years at an HBCU.
San Diego Education Consortium is a group of private/independent colleges and universities in San Diego. They offer grants each year for transfer students.
How to Apply:
Application Deadline: June 30, 2023
Two (2) recipients will be selected.
The Middle Class Scholarship is for undergraduates and students pursuing a teaching credential with family assets up to $191,000 and income up to $191,000. Find out more on the California Student Aid Commissions website.
If you are considering the UC (University of California), be sure to learn about their Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan. If your family income is $80,000 per year or less and you meet the other eligibility criteria, your tuition will be covered! Learn more HERE.
The Middle Class Scholarship (MCS) program provides funding to help middle-class students attend the University of California or California State University.
The University of California will ensure that in-state systemwide Tuition and Student Service Fees for California students from federally recognized Native American, American Indian, and Alaska Native tribes are fully covered by grants or scholarships beginning Fall 2022. Learn more HERE.
The new multiyear plan sets tuition and other mandatory systemwide fees at the time of enrollment. Starting in fall 2022, both incoming freshmen and transfer students can expect that their base Tuition, Student Services Fee and Nonresident Supplemental Tuition levels (if applicable) will remain the same until they graduate (for up to six academic years). The Tuition Stability Plan will not affect a student’s eligibility for financial aid.
The new Tuition Stability Plan goes into effect in fall 2022. There will be no tuition increase this fall for current undergraduates or those coming in fall 2021. Tuition, the Student Services Fee and Nonresident Supplemental Tuition will all remain at 2020-21 levels for the 2021-2022 academic year. The plan will be up for reauthorization by the Board of Regents in five years.
Learn more about the Tuition Stability Plan and how it will impact current and future UC undergraduate students.
Our Counselors will be happy to meet with you for a transfer planning appointment. Please visit our homepage for current information on how to schedule an appointment.
Housing opportunities are listed on the University's Housing website. Search the web by university name and housing. For example, "SDSU Housing" or "UC Berkeley Housing".
CSU and UC application deadlines are one year in advance of transfer. You'll apply while you are in progress on completing your courses. We have an Application Assistance webpage dedicated to helping you with this process.
Additional useful websites can be found here.