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).

Associate Degrees for Transfer

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.

Tranfer Admission Guarantee

Articulation

Articulation

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

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California State University (CSU) General Education Pattern

California State University (CSU) General Education Pattern

Learn which American River College courses fulfill CSU lower division general education requirements.

CSU GE Pattern

Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Pattern

Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Pattern

Completion of all the requirements in the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) meet lower division general education requirements at either a California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) without the need after transfer to take additional lower division general education courses.

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