The University of California (UC) System consists of 9 campuses. The UC System is world renowned for its academic excellence and research emphasis. The UC System gives the highest priority for transfer admissions to community college transfer students!
UC basically only accepts transfer students as a junior level with a minimum of 60 UC transferable units completed prior to transfer. Transfer students should complete IGETC (Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum), if applicable based on the major. IGETC is NOT an admissions requirement. Students may not use AP credit to satisfy the critical thinking portion of IGETC. Consult with a counselor for use of AP credit.
Students transferring to the UC System must complete the following requirements prior to transfer with a grade of C or better:
Students should also complete lower-division major requirements for their specific major prior to transfer. The minimum grade point average (GPA) used to select transfer students for admission depends on campus and major desired.
The UC system has a one-month period for filing admission applications.
*Campuses vary as to whether they will accept winter/spring applications.
Applications are available at the Counseling Department counter in the Student Services building. Students are encouraged to apply on-line.
Beginning with fall 2001, all UC undergraduate admission applicants may access (4 weeks after submission of application) an application status Web site. Students will be able confirm that their application was filed for specified campuses and majors and to verify other critical data and information was received.
Students may access information about campuses accepting applications after the close of the filing period online.
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