Bakersfield College

Bakersfield College student

Transfer Timeline

First Year

  • Choose a major
  • Decide on transfer college/s
    • Research college catalogs
    • Meet with college representatives that visit BC
    • Attend Transfer Day and College Night events in September
    • Visit colleges and universities
    • Check www.assist.org to make sure you will complete major preparation courses
  • Meet with a counselor to complete your student educational plan to choose classes for future semesters
  • Prepare for a transfer admission guarantee by completing 30 UC transferable units by the end of summer of your first year
  • Make yourself a competitive applicant
    • Work for a high GPA - study hard!
    • Get work experience or an internship related to your major
    • Do community service
    • Be a leader - join a club or run for student government

Second Year: Fall Semester

  • Attend Transfer Day and College Night in September to meet with college representatives
  • Attend transfer workshops (check InsideBC) for help with your applications, personal statements, and general transfer issues
  • Fill out a Transfer Guarantee (TAG) online: September 1-30
    • Seven UC campuses and CSUB offer students attending Bakersfield College guaranteed admission through a TAG. Interested students must satisfactorily complete UC campus-specific transfer admission requirements to be eligible. Participating campuses are: Davis, Irvine, Merced, Riverside, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz. A criterion for each campus is provided online at http://uctag.universityofcalifornia.edu/index.cfm.
    • Students will be allowed to TAG one University of California campus
    • Begin working on your UC Personal Statement. For advice and help, visit http://student s.berkeley.edu/apa/personalstatement/index.htm
  • November 30 is the deadline to submit a CSU or UC Application for Undergraduate Admissions and Scholarships, available online at

Second Year: Spring Semester

  • File private and out of state college applications by their deadlines
  • Make sure you complete 60 transferable units by the end of Spring semester
  • Attend transfer transition workshops
  • January 1-March 2: File or renew your Federal Financial Aid Application (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov
  • Begin looking at housing options at your potential CSU or UC campus. On campus housing has strict application deadlines.
  • Check your email regularly and send official transcripts listing grades and courses in progress to the CSU/s requesting them
  • CSUs and UCs begin admission notifications in March and April
  • Complete your Candidacy form for your AA/AS degree by the first part of April
  • Submit your Intent to Register by the deadline
  • Complete spring classes.
  • Send final official transcripts to the CSU/UC you will be attending
  • Check the GEC or IGETC certification box on the BC transcript request form. Transcripts should be mailed to the Undergraduate Admissions Office unless otherwise stated
  • If you have not already done so, register for and attend a summer advising registration and orientation program at your chosen CSU, UC, or private college in order toregister for classes
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