The Transfer Center is designed to help you plan your continued education. If you intend to transfer to a 4-year college or university after your time at LCC, visit the Transfer Center (located within the Counseling Office) for personalized assistance with the transfer and university application process. In addition to helping with the university search and application process, the Transfer Center also organizes field trips to various colleges and universities. Services provided in the Transfer Center
TRANSFER DEGREES - If it is your goal to transfer, be sure you are working towards a degree designed for transfer. See our list of TRANSFER DEGREES, and check with your counselor or the Transfer Center assistant to be sure your degree and your Education Plan are accurate and up to date.
Tips for Transfer Success
WHERE SHOULD I TRANSFER?
There are many considerations when choosing a 4-year college or university, and the Transfer Center can help you explore all possibilities. Some questions to ask yourself are:
- Do I want to move away? If so, how far? Or should I look for a college with an online program?
- Does the college offer the program/degree I want?
- Do I want a small school or a large school? Big city or smaller town?
- Does the college offer the sport I want to play?
- Have I taken all the required classes to transfer to a particular college?
CSU - California State University
About 50,000 California Community College students transfer to a CSU campus each year. The CSU system is comprised of 23 campuses and includes Sacramento State, Chico State, Humboldt State, CSU Long Beach, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo and 18 more across the state. CSU Website
UC - University of California
Over 19,000 students transfer to a UC campus from a California Community College every year. The UC system is made up of 9 campuses including UC Davis, UC Berkeley, UCLA, UC Santa Cruz, UC Irvine and 5 others. UC Website
Out-of-State or Private Colleges
Many students find an out-of-state or private college to be their best choice. One popular option is the University of Nevada, Reno. Because requirements can vary for out-of-state and private schools, please talk to your counselor or the Transfer Center assistant about all your options. UNR Website
Websites to narrow your search
Check out Big Future - The College Board College Search
For ATHLETES, the best websites are the NCAA and the NAIA
WILL ALL MY COURSES TRANSFER?
In general, Lassen College courses numbered 1-49 will transfer to the CSU campuses and may transfer to UC campuses as well as many private and out-of-state schools. But because there are numerous variables, it is important that you begin the discussion about transferring early. The Transfer Center can assist you in determining course transferability to schools you are considering.
USE ASSIST TO CHECK TRANSFERABILITY
ASSIST is the official transfer and articulation system for California's public colleges and universities. Students can use ASSIST to check how their classses transfer to the California CSU and UC systems.
General Education Courses
CSU General Education - All courses are transferrable to the CSU System
IGETC - Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum - All courses are transferrable to the UC System
COLLEGE, CAREER & TRANSFER FAIR
The College, Career & Transfer Fair is an annual event hosted by the Transfer Center each fall semester. Over 25 college representatives from various CSU, UC, CA private colleges and out-of-state universities will be in the Sports Complex to highlight their programs and answer questions. It's a great way to get more information about colleges you may be considering. For more information, click College, Career & Transfer Fair.
WHEN DO I HAVE TO APPLY?
While it varies, many universities require that you apply up to 10 months before you plan to attend. For instance, applications for the CSU and UC campuses are accepted in October/November for the following fall term. Check with the Transfer Center for application deadlines.
Because 4-year colleges offer different majors and have different requirements, it is helpful to get personalized help with your college search and application process. Visit the Transfer Center today!