What is Transfer?
Transfer is continuing your education at a four-year college or
university, usually after completing your first two years at a community
college. If planned correctly, the courses that you successfully
complete at community college will be used for your Bachelor degree just
as if they had been taken at the four-year school. Cuyamaca
College transfers students to many public and private/independent
colleges and universities. In addition, Cuyamaca College has
articulation agreements with all the CSU's, UC's and other
private/independent colleges and universities that make the educational
planning and course selection process easier to follow.
Why should you transfer?
of transferring is to earn a Bachelor degree from a university. Students
choose to earn a Bachelor degree for many different reasons, including:
Preparation for a specific career or major
Promotional opportunities within a current career
Personal growth and development
Preparation for a professional degree (law school, medical school)
What you should consider:
There are important decisions you need to make in order to choose the
right courses to prepare you for transfer:
Your career objective,
which determines the type of degree you need and your choices for
selecting a major.
Your major, or the
field of study you will emphasize at the university.
important questions to ask when choosing a university.
An education plan is a pattern of courses you take at community college
that prepares you to transfer to a university in a specific major. It
which are courses from a variety of disciplines that help you
develop a well-rounded education.
can give you
specific information about general education requirements for the
CSU and UC systems.
Preparation for Major
courses, which are courses you take to prepare to study your major
at the university. See
www.assist.org for information about various majors within the
CSU and UC systems.
Electives, which are
additional courses taken to meet the number of units required to
transfer or earn a degree.
Many universities require you to apply for admission about one year
prior to your expected transfer date. If you wish to apply to a CSU,