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General Education Patterns:A General Education Pattern is composed of a series of required courses that are designed to give the student a broad exposure to the major areas of human knowledge. These courses assist the student in acquiring the understanding necessary to make effective decisions in an increasingly complex world. General education courses comprise approximately two thirds of the lower division coursework the student will need to complete to successfully transfer. The additional third of courses the student will take consist of major preparation coursework designed to ready the student for entry into the major.
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Pattern (IGETC) UC Pattern
UC General Education Breadth Patterns: Not all students are required to complete the general education pattern listed above. Some majors at some schools require extensive pre-major preparation. The receiving school will want the student to focus primarily on major preparation coursework, taking a reduced number of general education courses. See a counselor or ASSIST for further information and to determine if yours is a major that will follow the Campus Specific Breadth Pattern.
Guaranteed Admission Programs
Several UC campuses will guarantee admission to qualified community college students. The following links will provide information on how to qualify for guaranteed admission. Students are advised to see a counselor during their first semester of enrollment at Delta College to explore guaranteed admission options.
Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)
UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz
Transfer Opportunity Program (TOP)
Writing your Personal Statement
The personal statement is an important part of the addmissions process. This link will get you started.
UC Transfer Website
How to transfer to the University of California from a California Community College.
Answers for Transfers
Planning guide transfer students
UC Office of the President
Systemwide UC information
Each campus specific link below provides access to the campus web site, electronic catalog, ASSIST, and transfer admission agreements, (TAA) , if available. ASSIST is the official repository for articulation agreements between public institutions of higher education in California. Articulation agreements tell the student what courses at Delta College will be accepted in ''lieu of" the required course at the transfer institution. Articulation agreements on ASSIST are listed by department and major. To determine what SJDC courses to take for major preparation, choose the ''By Major" option. Select your intended major in the drop-down menu, then select "continue". Use this information in conjunction with your counselor to develop your education plan.