Transfer to a Four-Year College

Make a plan for transfer success

Students who plan to transfer to the California State University (CSU) system, the University of California (UC) system, or to a private or out-of-state college or university should meet with a counselor to develop a plan. This will ensure you meet the requirements for the specific institution you plan to attend.

Transfer eligibility is based on transferable college units and/or high school records and test scores. Each institution has its own requirements for admission and junior standing. To prepare for transfer:

  1. Decide where you want to transfer
  2. Talk to a counselor about that school's specific requirements
  3. Create an educational plan

Transfer to California State University (CSU)

Transfer to California State University (CSU)

Learn more about transfer requirements for the California State University (CSU) system, including Sacramento State (CSUS).

Transfer to CSU

Transfer to University of California (UC)

Transfer to University of California (UC)

Learn more about transfer requirements for the University of California (UC) system, including UC Davis.

Transfer to UC

Transfer to Private or Out-of-State College

Transfer to Private or Out-of-State College

Learn more about how to transfer to a private or out-of-state college or university.

Transfer to private or out-of-state-college

Associate Degrees for Transfer

Associate Degrees for Transfer

Students who receive an associate degree for transfer (ADT) at a community college are guaranteed admission with junior standing to a California State University (CSU).

Learn about transfer degrees

California Community College students may now take advantage of a new initiative that facilitates the transfer to a number of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). By completing the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum requirements (known as IGETC and accepted at both the University of California and the California State University) or the California State University General Education Breadth pattern (known as CSU GE) and obtaining a transfer-level associate degree (60 units) with a 2.5 or higher grade point average, students are guaranteed admission with junior standing to participating HBCUs.

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Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)

Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)

We offer guaranteed admission to numerous four-year institutions. Students may file a transfer admission guarantee (TAG) form after completing certain requirements. Talk to your counselor to learn more.

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Articulation is the development and maintenance of clear transfer and graduation paths for American River College students.

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CSU GE and IGETC

CSU GE and IGETC

The following American River College courses fulfill CSU lower division general education requirements. Please see a Counselor for the updated list of approved courses.

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