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TRANSFER TO A FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTION
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TRANSFER TO A FOUR-YEAR INSTITUTION


Students planning to transfer to a campus in the California State University (CSU) or the University of California (UC) from San Joaquin Delta College should consult with a Delta College Counselor and a representative of the campus that they wish to transfer to They should also refer to the transfer institution's campus catalog in order to obtain current information.

There are four things to remember when planning the courses you will need to transfer:

admission requirements for the university you plan to attend general education requirements

Consult with your counselor to determine which lower division courses and major preparation courses you should complete at San Joaquin Delta College before you transfer. Consult with your counselor to select a general education pattern that best meets your transfer goals.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Transfer to a California State University (CSU):

1. Admission requirements for students who have completed fewer than 56 transferable units at the time of entry to the CSU you must:

a. have a college grade point average of 2.0 or better in all transferable college units attempted,

b. be in good standing at the last college or university attended (eligible to re-enroll),

c. meet the admission requirements for a first-time freshman or successfully complete necessary courses to make up the deficiencies,

d. meet the eligibility index required of a freshman (you may need SAT or ACT test scores, depending on your grade point average and the requirements for the campus you wish to attend),

e. complete English composition and general education mathematics (required at some campuses),

f. contact the campus you wish to attend to determine whether there are limits on admission as a lower division transfer.

2. Admission requirements for students who have completed 56 or more transferable units at the time of entry to the CSU you must:

a. have a college grade point average of 2.0 or better in all transferable college units attempted,

b. be in good standing at the last college or university attended (eligible to re-enroll),

c. complete 30 semester units of courses equivalent to general education requirements with a grade of C or better. The 30 units must include all of the general education requirements in communication in the English language (English composition, oral communication , and critical thinking) and at least one course in college level mathematics.

Transfer to a University of California (UC):

1. Admission requirements for students who have completed less than 60 transferable units at the time of entry to the UC you must:

a. meet the admission requirements for a first-time freshman (A-G subjects, grades, and test requirements) or successfully complete courses to make up any subject deficiencies,

b. have a college grade point average of 2.0 or better in all transferable college units attempted,

c. contact the campus you wish to attend to determine whether there are limits on admission as a lower division transfer.

2. Admission requirements for students who have completed 60 transferable units at the time of entry to the UC you must:

a. have a college grade point average of at least a 2.4,

b. complete two transferable college courses in English composition, one transferable college course in mathematical concepts and quantitative reasoning, and four transferable college courses chosen from at least two of the following subject areas: the arts and humanities, the social and behavioral sciences, and the physical and biological sciences.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

Consult with a counselor to determine which courses will satisfy the general education requirements needed at the college you wish to attend. The California State University (CSU) and the University of California (UC) campuses have different general education requirements. Depending on your choice of campus and major, you may be advised to complete minimum general education courses or an entire general education pattern or breadth requirements.

MAJOR PREPARATION

OTHER REQUIREMENTS

You may be able to satisfy additional campus-specific requirements before transferring. Requirements may include a foreign language requirement, diversity requirement or a literacy requirement. Consult with a counselor to determine if the campus you are planning to attend has any special requirements you can satisfy before transferring.

GENERAL EDUCATION CERTIFICATION

After you have been admitted to a four-year institution and during your last semester of enrollment at Delta College, you can request partial or full certification of your general education courses. If you have been following the CSU general education pattern, partial or full certification is available. If you have been following the IGETC general education pattern, only full certification is available. The certification process can help you avoid having to take additional lower division courses for general education after transferring to the four-year institution. The forms to apply for general education certification are available in the Evaluations Office, Holt 101.

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS TRANSFER MAJOR

You may earn an associate of arts degree in liberal arts and sciences by completing the CSU general education pattern or the IGETC CSU general education pattern and completing the following additional requirements: complete a minimum of sixty (60) transferable units with a 2.0 or higher grade point average, and meet the residence requirement of completing the last twelve (12) semester units at Delta College and attend during the semester of qualification for graduation or complete a total of at least twenty-four (24) units at Delta College.


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