Students looking to transfer from a California community college to a 4-year university now have many more options across the state.
Thirty-six private California colleges and universities, Wednesday, signed an agreement with the California Community Colleges system to offer students guaranteed admission at a junior standing so long as the student meets certain academic requirements.
The program offers associate degree transfer students another alternative to UC and CSU schools, which have a similar agreement with state community colleges.
"It is growing increasingly more difficult to get to the campus that you want to get to within the CSU or UC," California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley said. "This will allow access to other great colleges and universities for our students so that gives them the opportunity to relieve some of that tension if they can't get into, let's say Berkeley, for example."
Each participating college has its own set of requirements -- specific majors, required courses, etc -- that potential students must follow if they wish to transfer. (This is a list of the majors each of the colleges will accept.)
Here are all the participating colleges and universities, according to the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities:
Begin accepting applications in fall 2018
Azusa Pacific University
California Baptist University
California Baptist University Online
California Institute of Integral Studies
California Lutheran University
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Concordia University Irvine
Fresno Pacific University
Golden Gate University
Holy Names University
La Sierra University
Los Angeles Pacific University
Mount Saint Mary’s University
Pacific Oaks College
Pacific Union College
Palo Alto University
San Diego Christian College
Simpson University University of La Verne
University of Redlands
University of Saint Katherine
University of San Francisco
Begin accepting applications in spring 2019
University Notre Dame de Namur University
Point Loma Nazarene University
Saint Mary’s College of California
University of the West Westmont College
University Academic Year 2019-2020 (Begin accepting applications in fall 2019)
John Paul the Great Catholic University
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