Steps to Transfer

1. Career Exploration:
Your career objective will determine the type of degree you need and your choices for selecting a major. See the Career Center in K1-308 for assistance.
2. Choosing your University Major:
A major is a field of study that you emphasize in your college education.
3. Choosing your Transfer University:
Choosing a transfer university is important to ensure you complete the right courses.
4. Academic Preparation:
Attending San Diego Miramar College will prepare you to enter a university at the junior level in most cases by taking the right set of coursework.
5. Applying to a university:
Be aware of deadlines. In-state public universities such as CSU and UC’s require applications one year in advance.
6. Final Steps to Transfer:
Petition to graduate from Miramar College and send all required documents.

San Diego Community College District e-Grades

Transfer to UC

  • Take English and Math. Many UC’s are looking for English and Math to be completed early.
  • Complete your major preparation coursework. Look at www.assist.org for specific requirements for your target university and major.
  • Complete your general education requirements. For the UC, this can be completed using the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).
  • Complete 60 UC transferable semester units with a minimum 2.4 GPA (2.8 for non-residents) for minimum eligibility. Please note that the GPA can be significantly higher due to applicant pool and a 2.4 GPA may not necessarily be competitive.
  • Apply on time! UC’s open their application on August 1st and close on November 30th

Transfer to UC Tools:

UC Transfer Planner:
Start utilizing this planner to track your eligibility and GPA. UC’s use this to outreach to you, so the sooner you fill this out, the better. You will be able to upload this to your application when it comes time to apply.
UCSD UniversityLink
Transfer Application Tips and Tools:
Tips and tools for UC application
Transfer Admission Guarantee:
Guarantee to Davis, Irvine, Merced, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Riverside
UCLA Transfer Alliance Program:
Priority consideration for admission to College of Letters and Science applicants with 15 units of honors coursework
IGETC:
General Education sheet used for UC and CSU

Transfer to CSU

  • Complete your GOLDEN 4 as soon as you can (With a “C” grade or higher)
    • Communication Studies 103, 135, 170
    • Written Communication: ENGL 101, 105
    • Critical Thinking: COMS 160, ENGL 205, PHIL 100, 103, 205
    • Math: BIOL 200, BUSE 115, MATH 104, 107, 107L, 115, 116,118,119, 121, 122, 141, 150, 151, 181, 182, 183, 210A, 210B, 245, 252, 254, 255; PSYC 258
  • Complete 60 CSU transferable semester units with a minimum 2.0 GPA. Please note that the GPA can be significantly higher due to applicant pool and impaction for major or campus
  • Depending on your major, you will want to explore the Associate’s Degree for Transfer – check with a counselor for information
  • Complete your major preparation coursework. Look at www.assist.org for specific requirements for your target university and major.
  • Complete your general education requirements. For the CSU, this can be completed using the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or CSU General Education Breadth (CSUGE)
  • Apply on time! CSU’s priority filing period for admission is October 1-November 30 one year prior to your actual transfer

Transfer to CSU Tools

CSU Transfer Planner:
Utilize the planner to keep track of your academics
Associate’s Degree for Transfer:
Some CSU’s will give priority to students who have an Associate’s Degree for Transfer in certain majors. Check with your counselor to see if this is the right path for you.
CSU Application:
Apply to CSU. Helpful tutorials online.
IGETC:
General Education sheet used for UC and CSU
CSUGE:
General Education sheet used for CSU

Transfer to Out-of-State or Private/Independent Universities

A number of out-of-state universities and California independent colleges accept IGETC and CSUGE to fulfill lower-division requirements. Please see articulation page for information on Transfer Guides and Articulation Agreements.

Transfer to Out-of-State or Private/Independent Universities Tools

Out-of-State information:
Out-of-state institutions accepting IGETC and CSUGE. WUE information also included
San Diego colleges and universities:
Members of the San Diego Education Consortium are available to assist with transfer opportunities
California Indendent Colleges information:
HTCC Partners:
As a member of the Honors Transfer Council of California, San Diego Miramar College honors students have a number of admissions agreements with universities both in-state and out-of-state
Western Undergraduate Exchange:
Students who are residents of WICHE states are eligible to request a reduced tuition rate of 150% of resident tuition outside of their home state
AICCU:
The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU):
California Community Colleges have signed a transfer guarantee with several HBCUs
Transfer Admission Guarantee with Arizona State University

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