Transfer to Out-of-State Colleges and Universities

Transfer admissions requirements for out-of-state colleges and universities may be different than California college and university transfer admission requirements.  It is best to view the websites and college catalogs of the out of state colleges and universities as well as communicate with admissions representatives when possible.

Below are links that may be useful in finding information for out of state colleges and universities:


National Center for Education Statistics

Western Interstate Commission For Higher Education (WICHE)

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) is an agreement among WICHE’s 16 member states and territories, through which 160+ participating public colleges and universities provide steep nonresident tuition savings for Western students.

Through WUE, eligible students can choose from hundreds of undergraduate programs outside their home state, and pay no more than 150 percent of that institution’s resident tuition rate. 


Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Guaranteed Admission Program

California community college transfer students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher are guaranteed admission to HBCU partner schools using either of the following two options: (1) complete a minimum of 30 UC or CSU units (2) complete a transfer level-associate degree (ADT) using the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education Breadth pattern. Students who qualify for this guarantee can also receive an application fee waiver code for the online Common Black College Application to apply to a participating partner HBCU (four max).  There may be additional prerequisites or other requirements for certain majors.

Additional program benefits for students under the agreement include priority consideration for housing, consideration for transfer scholarships for students with a 3.2 or higher GPA, and pre-admission advising.

HBCU Information Sessions


Northern Arizona University

Virtual tour:

Northern CA Representative:  Susan Maxwell


Western Governor’s University


Western Governors University promotional video :

Virtual Appointments Wednesday and Thursday evenings with Kimberly Ellis