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California community college students to get 'guaranteed acceptance' at 36 private universities

Thirty-six private California colleges and universities signed an agreement to offer students guaranteed admission at a junior standing so long as the student meets certain academic requirements.

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

Brandman 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

Humphreys University

La Sierra University

Los Angeles Pacific University

Mills College

Mount Saint Mary’s University

National University

Pacific Oaks College

Pacific Union College

Palo Alto University

Pepperdine University

San Diego Christian College

Simpson University University of La Verne

University of Redlands

University of Saint Katherine

University of San Francisco

Whittier College

Begin accepting applications in spring 2019

Marymount California

University Notre Dame de Namur University

Point Loma Nazarene University

Saint Mary’s College of California

University of the West Westmont College

William Jessup

University Academic Year 2019-2020 (Begin accepting applications in fall 2019)

John Paul the Great Catholic University

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