The California State University (CSU)
The California State University system consists of 23 campuses, ranging in location from San Diego to Arcata. The admission cycle for the fall term of each year begins on October 1 of the preceding year. Eligible students may also be accepted during the winter and/or spring terms. Check with the Transfer Center to determine the acceptance dates for each CSU campus. A maximum of 70 transfer-level semester units (or 105 quarter units) earned in a community college will be accepted for transfer. Although courses may be indicated in the catalog as transferable to UC and/or CSU, they may or may not meet general education or major preparation.
Students who plan to transfer to UC or CSU should consult with a counselor and the following websites:
Students transferring to the California State University should check both the general education and major requirements as early as possible by referring to the current catalogs for the colleges of their choice. A Dual Admissions Program is available to smooth the transition between San Bernardino Valley College and California State University, San Bernardino. Consult with the Transfer Center for details on this agreement.
The University of California (UC)
The University of California has nine major campuses: Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz. A tenth campus in San Francisco offers graduate and professional programs in the Health Sciences. With the exception of Berkeley and Merced, these campuses are on a quarter-unit basis. When converting semester units to quarter units, the number of semester units should be divided by two-thirds. When converting from quarter units to semester units, the number of quarter units should be multiplied by two-thirds. Students who plan to transfer to the University of California may complete all of the required lower division courses at San Bernardino Valley College. Although courses may be indicated in the catalog as transferable to UC and/or CSU, they may or may not meet general education or major preparation. Students who plan to transfer to UC or CSU should consult with a counselor and the following websites:
While the UC campuses have similar general breadth lower division requirements and will accept a maximum of 70 transferable semester units (or 105 quarter units) of transfer work, there are some subject differences among the campuses. Consult the catalog of the desired UC campus to identify these differences.
It is also possible to transfer to a University of California campus upon completion of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC), as discussed in the following section of this catalog.
The admission cycle for the fall term of the University of California begins each year on November 1 of the preceding year. Each campus will accept for consideration all applications filed during the month of November. Since enrollment ceilings have been established at each campus, students may be accepted only at their second or third choice campus.
Students should enroll in the transfer courses that meet the following requirements:
- Complete 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of transferable college credit with a grade point average of 2.4 (no more than 14 semester/21 quarter units may be taken Pass/Not Pass), and;
- Completed the following course pattern requirement, earning a grade of C or better in each course:
- Two transferable college courses (3 semester or 4-5 quarter units each) in English composition, and;
- One transferable college course (3 semester or 4-5 quarter units) in mathematical concepts and quantitative reasoning, and;
- Four transferable college courses (3 semester or 4-5 quarter units each) chosen from at least two of the following subject areas: the arts and humanities, the social and behavioral science and physical and biological sciences.
Students who satisfy the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) prior to transferring to UC may satisfy transfer admission requirements.
Two programs are available to smooth the transition from San Bernardino Valley College to a University of California campus:
- Transfer Admission Guarantee Program (TAG):
An agreement between the University of California and San Bernardino Valley College. Consult with the Transfer Center for details of this admissions agreement. They can be found at AD/SS 203 or call (909) 384-4410;
- Transfer Alliance Program (TAP):
An agreement between the University of California, Los Angeles, and the Honors Program at San Bernardino Valley College. Consult with the Honors Program Coordinator or the Honors Program Counselor for details of this admissions agreement. Call (909) 384-8612 for additional information.
Catalogs for each of the UC campuses may be available in the Transfer Center. Also, in the Transfer Center, (AD/SS 203 or call (909) 384-4410) there is further information available that provide a summary of the unique requirements of each University of California campus: Introducing the University and Answers for Transfers.
Requirements for Transfer to Independent California Colleges and Universities
California's fully accredited independent colleges and universities provide a host of options at undergraduate, graduate and professional levels for students planning to continue their education beyond community college. Students who transfer to independent colleges often find that they are given academic credit for most, if not all, of their community college studies. Virtually all institutions give full credit for general education courses and usually for other courses designated for transfer by the community college. Additional information is available in the Transfer Center.