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:
- Decide where you want to transfer
- Talk to a counselor about that school's specific requirements
- Create an educational plan
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.
Articulation is the development and maintenance of clear transfer and graduation paths for American River College students.
The following American River College courses fulfill CSU lower division general education requirements. Please see a Counselor for the updated list of approved courses.
University of California and California State University Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
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.
- Transfer Center
- Get a Certificate
- Get a Degree
- Graduation Ceremony
Transfer to a Four-Year College
- Transfer to CSU
- Transfer to UC
- Transfer to Private or Out-of-State
- Associate Degrees for Transfer
- HBCU Transfer Information for Students & Parents
- Transfer Admission Guarantee
- California State University CSU General Education Pattern
- University of California and California State University Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)