Transfer To A Four-Year Institution
If you are planning to transfer to a four year institution from San Joaquin Delta College, you should consult with a Delta College counselor, a representative of the campus to which you plan to transfer, and refer to the college catalog for that campus in order to obtain the most current information.
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There are four things to research when planning the courses you will need to transfer:
- 1) Admission requirements for the university you plan to attend.
- 2) General education requirements. Consult with your counselor to select a general education pattern that best meets your transfer goals.
- 3) Major preparation courses which meet pre-requisites for upper division coursework. 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.
- 4) Other requirements that can be completed at the community college, e.g., foreign language, diversity requirement, computer literacy.
Transfer to a California State University (CSU):
- 1) Admission requirements for students who have completed fewer than 60 transferable units at the time of entry to the CSU. You must: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. contact the campus you wish to attend to determine whether there are limits on admission as a lower division transfer. Some campuses may require completion of English composition and general education mathematics.
- 2) Admission requirements for students who have completed 60 or more transferable units at the time of entry to the CSU. You must: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.
For more information, log onto www.csumentor.edu or obtain printed materials in the Career Transfer Center, Danner 202-203, San Joaquin Delta College.
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;
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: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: arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, and physical and biological sciences.
- 3. UC grants a maximum of four semester units of credit for apporpriate Physical Education Activity Courses.
- 4. Units from Variable Topics, Special Studies, Selected Topics, and Independent Studies courses are not accepted for admission to U.C. These courses may be evaluated, and credit may be awarded, following transfer, on a campus specific basis.
For more information, log onto www.ucop.edu/pathways or obtain printed materials in the Career Transfer Center, Danner 202-203, San Joaquin Delta College.
Transfer to a California Independent College or University:
Each of these campuses maintain different admission requirements. To begin exploring and identifying the campus suited to your needs, you should:
- 1) log on to www.aiccumentor.org. This web site provides more information about California's 77 independent colleges and universities;
- 2) log on to www.aiccutransfer.dagsoft.com. This web site for California Community College transfer students and counselors provides important articulation information for many independent colleges and their community college partners;
- 3) visit the campuses you have selected, see for yourself;
- 4) learn how to apply for financial aid in California.
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. Consult with a counselor or university representative or university website to determine which GE pattern will satisfy the general education requirements needed at the institution you wish to attend.
Each four-year institution has a specific list of courses required to prepare a student for a major. You should
- 1) meet with a counselor to discuss which courses are appropriate for the major you wish to pursue at a particular school;
- 2) visit the website www.ASSIST.org to learn more about the preparation for the major at a UC/CSU you would like to attend. Visit the website for the school you would like to attend;
- 3) visit the campus you would like to attend. Talk to an advisor in the department of your major to learn more about the specific preparation that is required. Meet with a representative from that school in the Delta College Transfer Center.
After you have been admitted to a four-year institution that you wish to attend, 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, or in Guidance and Counseling, Danner 205.
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, 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.
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.