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Transfer Center

Vision Statement

Creating knowledge and opportunities that prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to successfully transfer to four-year institutions. Through the use of technology and one-on-one appointments, the Transfer Center delivers current transfer information and resources to all Coastline students to achieve their transfer and educational goals.

Transfer Center Video Appointment

Schedule a video appointment:
To schedule a video appointment with the Transfer Center please call the Transfer Center Office at 714-241-6171.

**A confirmation email will be sent to the email address that you provide.

Video chat with Transfer Center on Cranium Cafe

Video Appointment Software Requirements

Desktop PC and MAC Meeting Requirements:

  • The latest version of Chrome or Firefox should be used (Do not use Internet Explorer)
  • The web camera should be ready and activated
  • Computers should have a built in microphone or have a headset with microphone ready

Android and Window device Meeting Requirements:

  • Use Chrome
  • Have your web camera ready and activated
  • Have a headset with microphone ready - your cell phone headset will work great

iOS - Apple Device Meeting Requirements:

Currently iOS devices can "knock" on the door, instant chat, and schedule a meeting with their handheld device through Safari and Chrome browsers. There is no need to download and install an application. The video meeting portion of Cranium Café is not supported on iOS devices.

General Information

Location

Coastline College Center - 11460 Warner Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Located in Room 306, 3rd Floor

Office Hours

  • Monday - Thursday 9:00am to 5:00pm*
  • Friday - 8:30am to 5:00pm

*Appointment time after 5:00pm available by email request.

Please note:

The Transfer Center will be closed Veterans' Day, November 12; and for the Thanksgiving Holiday November 22 & 23.

Please note:
Due to limited staffing, Transfer Center office hours may vary based on staff availability conducting workshops, fairs, and tours.

University Site Visit for Fall 2018!

UC Irvine will have site visits in Coastline's Transfer Center in September, October, and November. Make a 30-minute appointment with Pat-Chia Hu, Admissions Officer and Counselor, UC Irvine. Register or learn more about the UC Irvine site visit.

Open Hands-On Labs for UC and CSU Applications in October and November 2018

The Transfer Center Coordinator will conduct open labs for current Coastline and district students to work on their UC and CSU applications for Fall 2019 admission.

UC and CSU representatives may be present to also provide direction and answer application questions.

Students - Bring your Student ID cards or have your ID numbers available. Also, bring a hard-copy of your unofficial transcripts that are needed for self-reporting on the applications.

Sign-In Roster - Complete online form due to limited lab seating.

Services

The Transfer Center provides a location with the following services and transfer information:

  • Coastline courses that transfer to the CSU and UC + Explore Majors through ASSIST.ORG
  • Application assistance to the CSU, UC and private institutions
  • Follow-up on supplemental applications and deadlines information
  • Career paths, explore majors, and transfer options ( www.myplan.com or EUREKA)
  • Personal statement/narrative assistance (also with writing tutors from the Student Success Center)
  • University Transfer Fair(s)
  • University Tours
  • Transfer Workshops
  • Transfer Achievement Program
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • University Representative Visits
  • Individual Appointments - in-person, by telephone or online!

Contact the Transfer Center to streamline your transition from Coastline to the CSU, UC, private institutions, and out-of-state schools. Computers are available to research and complete applications.

Contact Helen Ward at transfercenter@coastline.edu for additional information, sign-up for a workshops or meet to discuss your transfer plans.

Want to receive current transfer information, events, and activities at your fingertips?

Give us your email address and you'll be added on our Transfer Center List.

Send your email to transfercenter@coastline.edu and add Sign-Me-Up for the Transfer Center in the subject line.

Need to find out if your Coastline class will transfer to the CSU or UC? Want to explore majors to discover which field to study and career path are for you? The Transfer Center will show you how to use ASSIST.ORG, the official repository of articulation for California's public colleges and universities.

Scholarships

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

EXPLORE THESE WEB SITES TO FUND YOUR COLLEGE EDUCATION AND HAVE YOUR ACADEMIC RECORD/GOAL RECOGNIZED!

Need help with the application? Get help by contacting the Transfer Center at 714-241-6171 or email transfercenter@coastline.edu

You are encouraged to apply for a Coastline Scholarship to be recognized for your academic achievement and to fund your education!

Scholarships Available for Transfer Students at the CSU's and UC's!

Economic-based Scholarships

Merit-based Scholarships

Minority-based Scholarships

  • Chicana/Latina Foundation: Awards-merit based scholarships to Latina college students valued at $1,500 each.
  • WyzAnt Scholarships: Multiple prizes ($2K, $3K, and $10k) in this essay writing contest on the topic of making an impact with your education.

Additional Scholarships

  • Cappex: Research more than $11B in Scholarships.
  • Big Future: College Board Scholarship Website
  • Fastweb: Comprehensive Financial Aid and Scholarships resource website.
  • Finance Comparison: Ways to finance college.
  • Scholarship Help: Tips on how to search for scholarships; e.g., corporations, Chambers of Commerce, Local Business Organizations, etc.
  • Scholarships.com: Another scholarship research site. This link takes you to Undergraduate Scholarships
  • Collegiate Inventors Competition: Got an idea or invention? Scholarship open to college students who are working as a team with an instructor.
  • Education Corner: A research site for scholarships and tips on how to finance your college education.

Personal Income Tax Tips for Scholarship Recipients

University Tours

How do you know which school is a good fit for you? Take an opportunity to visit a university campus, walk around, and meet with former transfer students to learn from their experiences. Tours and transportation are free for currently enrolled Coastline students.

  • Cal Poly, Pomona

    Fri. September 28, from 8:30am to 2:00pm
    CAMPUS TOUR: 9:30am to 11:00am
    PROGRAM: TBA
    BUS PICK-UP: OCC= 8:15am GWC= 8:30am

  • CSU, Long Beach

    Fri. October 5, from 9:30am to 2:00pm
    CAMPUS TOUR: 10:45am-12:00pm
    PROGRAM: 10:00am to 10:45am
    BUS PICK-UP: OCC= 9:15am GWC= 9:30am

  • UCLA

    Sat. October 6, from 7:15am to 5:00pm
    PROGRAM: 9:00am to 2:00pm
    BUS PICK-UP: OCC= 7:00am GWC= 7:15am

  • CSU, Fullerton

    Fri. October 12, from 9:15am to 2:00pm
    CAMPUS TOUR: 10:00am to 11:00am
    PROGRAM: 11:00am to 12:00pm
    BUS PICK-UP: OCC= 8:45am GWC= 9:00am

  • CSU, Dominguez Hills

    Sat. October 20, from 7:30am to 2:00pm
    PROGRAM: 8:00am to 1:00pm
    BUS PICK-UP: OCC=7:15am GWC=7:30am

  • USC

    Fri. October 26, TBA
    PROGRAM: 8:00am to 3:00pm
    BUS PICK-UP: OCC= TBA GWC= TBA

  • UC Irvine

    Sat. October 27, from 8:30am to 3:00pm
    PROGRAM: 9:30am to 2:30pm
    BUS PICK-UP: GWC = 8:30am OCC= 8:45am

Bus pick-ups will take place at the following locations:

Parking permits are required for campus parking.

  • A Student District Parking permit is valid at Coastline, Golden West, and Orange Coast Colleges.
  • Students who do not have a parking permit will be able to purchase a One-Day Parking Pass from the parking kiosk located within the parking area.

University Tour Online Registration Form.

For additional information, please contact the Transfer Center at transfercenter@coastline.edu.

California State University Upper Division Transfer Requirements

California's State University is a leader in high-quality, accessible, student-focused higher education. With 23 campuses, 484,000 students, and 47,000 faculty and staff, they are the largest, the most diverse, and one of the most affordable university systems in the country. Continue reading below for the CSU’s minimum upper division transfer requirements. Find a CSU that is right for you from the list below:

To see where these campuses are located, go to the Map of Campus Locations.

Minimum Upper Division Requirements to Transfer from Coastline to a California State University (CSU)

Completion of the CSU General Education pattern (CSUGE) or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) will fulfil the lower division general education requirements for all CSU campuses.

60 CSU Transferable Units

Transferable courses are numbered 100 and above. Courses numbered 99 and lower are non-transferable.

General Education (30 units)

Students are required to complete a minimum of 30 units of general education courses with grades of C or better from either the CSU General Education or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).

Critical 4 Courses (Golden Four)

The Critical 4 Courses must be completed one semester prior to transferring.
Tip: Complete Written Communication and Math in the first semester.

  • Oral Communication: Public Speaking or Interpersonal Communication
  • Written Communication: English 100-Freshman Composition
  • Critical Thinking: English 102-Critical Thinking or Philosophy 115
  • Math: Math courses number 100+

Major Preparation

In addition to the General Education and 4 critical courses, students must complete specific courses related to their major prior to transfer to be eligible or competitive for admission. To see which Coastline courses fulfill major preparation requirements, use the online student-transfer information system website, Assist.

For more information, e-mail and make an appointment with the Transfer Center coordinator to review the CSU transfer requirements.

CSU Application Filing Periods

The CSU has two application periods for fall or spring admission. Fall admission will admit higher number of student compared to spring admission due to the number of openings available.

Application Filing Periods

Accepted term: Application filing period:
Fall Semester October 1 through November 30 of the year before.
Spring Semester August 1 through August 31 of the year before.

Example: If applying for Fall 2019 admission, the application period to apply is October 1 through November 30, 2018. The application will be available on October 1.

Apply to the California State University

The CSU application is an online application. Apply for transfer to a CSU through CSU Apply.

Applicants need to make an account (user name and password) prior to starting the application.

The CSU Apply site has information on campuses, programs, financial aid and scholarships, housing, and what CSU campuses are open or closed for admission. Get your application in early if you are in a high-demand major (Business, Nursing, Biology, and Kinesiology, to name a few).

Fall 2019 Application Timelines

Application timelines

Date

Event and Action

October 1, 2018

Fall 2019 admission application opens
November 30, 2018 Fall 2019 admission application deadline
October through December 2018 Check emails from CSU.  Once the application is submitted, the CSU will communicate with applicant via email, only. Applicants need to follow CSU instructions.
November through December 2018 The CSU may request unofficial transcripts.  Read and follow through with CSU email instructions.
January 2019

If student is ADT- Associate Degree for Transfer – the CSU will notify admission status early.
January to February 2019 Complete CSU supplemental applications for Fall 2019 transfers.
February to March 2019 CSU admission status sent to all applicants.  Transcripts may be requested by the CSU.  Follow and act upon the CSU email and instructions.
May 1, 2019

Deadline to make commitment to the CSU will attend in Fall 2019.  Deposit is required.  Follow CSU email instructions.

July 1, 2019 If accepted and admitted, deadline to send final, official transcript to the CSU school after the Spring 2019 semester is completed.

Spring 2020 Application Timelines

Application timelines

Date

Event and Action

August 1, 2019 Spring 2020 admission application opens
August 31, 2019 Spring 2020 admission application deadline
August through September 2019 Check emails from CSU. Once the application is submitted, the CSU will communicate with applicant via email, only. Applicants need to follow CSU instructions.
September through November 2019 The CSU may request unofficial transcripts. Read and follow through with CSU email instructions.
September 2019 If student is ADT- Associate Degree for Transfer - the CSU will notify admission status early.
October to November 2019 Complete CSU supplemental applications for Spring 2020 transfers.
November to December 2019 CSU admission status sent to all applicants. Transcripts may be requested by the CSU. Follow and act upon the CSU email and instructions.
December 1, 2019 Deadline to make commitment to the CSU will attend in Spring 2020. Deposit is required. Follow CSU email instructions.
January 2020 If accepted and admitted, deadline to send final, official transcript to the CSU school after the Spring 2019 semester is completed.

The Transfer Center conducts CSU application workshops. Check the Transfer Center webpage periodically for workshop days, times, and locations that works for your busy schedule. Sign-up for our hands-on labs and be prepared for the CSU application!

Cal State Apply Applicant Help Center

Have questions? The CSU Help Desk provides application help and can resolve technical issues. The CSU Help Center can help guide you the transfer application process.

CSU Help Desk Phone: 857-305-2087

CSU Help Desk Email: CalStateApply@liaisoncas.com

For more, visit CSU Help Information.

University of California Upper Division Transfer Requirements

There are 9 UCs Campuses throughout California. With nine choices available, consider geographical location, tempos, and personalities in addition to what you want scholastically.

Useful UC Tools to Develop UC Transfer Plan

  • UC Pathways: Learn about 21 of the most popular majors and set of courses you can take at any community college to prepare for your major.
  • UC TAP Tool: An online tool designed to help prospective UC transfer students enter their coursework, completed and planned, from the beginning of their college careers, or at any point when they decide to transfer to a UC Campus.
  • Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG): Receive early review of your academic records, early admission notification and specific guidance about major preparation and general education coursework by participating in TAG. Applicants can use TAG to 1-UC school only. Choose wisely from the following six TAG participating UCs:
    • UC Davis
    • UC Irvine
    • UC Merced
    • UC Riverside
    • UC Santa Barbara
    • UC Santa Cruz

    Note: TAG applications are due September 30. See your academic counselor to get TAG on your Student Education Plan/Degree.

  • My Plan: Find out what career your major will prepare you for. The website also has links to various degree programs and is useful for college planning.

Minimum Upper Division Requirements to Transfer from Coastline to a UC

It's never too early to start preparing for transfer, and we have tools and resources to help you stay on track. Review the requirements below to be considered for UC Admission.

60 UC Transferable Units

Transferable courses are numbered 100 and above. Courses numbered 99 and lower are non-transferable. To ensure that your Student Education Plan/Degree Works is for UC transfer, check your Degree Works to see if it reads “UC” or “IGETC” Plan. If not, contact an academic counselor for an appointment to discuss new Student Education Plan/Degree goals.

Note: Community college transfer students are admitted as UC juniors.

General Education

Students are required to complete each of the following seven courses with a grade of C or better:

  • 4 = Four transferable college courses chosen from at least two of the following Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) subject areas:
    • Arts & Humanities
    • Social & Behavioral Science
    • Physical & Biological Sciences
  • 2 = Two transferable courses in English Composition – English 100/Freshman Composition and English 102 Critical Thinking/Reasoning
  • 1 = One transferable course in math concepts and quantitative reasoning – Math 160/Intro to Statistics, Math 180/Calculus 1 or higher

Additionally, elective courses, that are transferrable, may be used to reach 60 units.

Major Preparation

Many majors require completion of specific courses prior to transfer to be eligible or competitive for admission. Even if major courses are not required, it is highly recommended that you take major courses prior to transfer to prepare for future courses.

Use the online student-transfer information system, Assist, to find which community college courses fulfill your major requirements. To make your UC application competitive, you may wish to enroll in Honors-level courses.

Additional Courses

A foreign language requirement may be needed prior to transfer.

See the academic counselor or contact the Transfer Center to see if the foreign language requirement needs to be met prior to transfer or can be taken at the UC or is required for your major.

Preparing to Apply to the UC

The UC application opens on August 1 to help a variety of students start their application before the busy fall semester begins. Start the UC application in August to have more flexibility and lessen the stress of the process! Students complete one, single application for one or more UC campuses. Review the information listed below to better prepare for UC admissions.

Transcripts

Have a hard copy of your unofficial transcripts from all community colleges you attended. You will be self-reporting your academic record on the UC application and need to enter all courses and grades from your transcripts. The completion of this section needs to be accurate – do not jeopardize your admission by misreporting your academic record by memory!

Test Scores

You will need to report scores from Advanced Placement (AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), and TOEFL or IELTS, if applicable. AP and IB scores will be from High School and may be noted on your unofficial transcripts.

Activities and Awards

Gather information about the awards you received, work experience, extra- or co-activities, volunteer and community service, and education preparation programs you have been involved with since enrollment at a community college. You can describe up to five awards/activities in each category of the application. Look for Dean’s or Honor’s List on your transcripts to highlight such achievements.

Personal Insight Questions

You will complete 1 question required of all transfer applicants. Then, you must choose 3 out of 7 additional questions to answer for a total of 4 personal insight responses. To work on this section for transfer, go to the UC site.

Application Fee

The UC application fee is $70 per campus. For International Students, the application fee is $80. Payment can be made online with a credit card or select to be billed. Application fees are non-refundable and fees are subject to change.

Application Fee Waiver:

Applicants can apply for an application fee waiver for up to 4 UC campuses. The applicant will know if the fee waiver was granted on the application, itself. To apply for the fee waiver, include information on the family size and pre-tax information for current and previous year on parent’s or self-income information. The fee waiver will be granted from the UC, not the community college.

UC Application Filing Periods

The UC has one application period for fall admission. Winter admission is only available to UC Merced, UC Riverside, and UC Santa Cruz.

Application Filing Periods

Accepted term:

Application filing period:

Fall Semester October 1 through November 30 of the year before.
Spring Semester August 1 through August 31 of the year before.

Apply to the University of California

The UC application is an online application. Apply online through My UC Application.

Applicants need to create an account (user name and password) prior to starting the application.

The UC Apply site has information to best prepare you prior to starting the application and has information on campuses, Blue and Gold financial aid, and scholarships. To find out more: visit UC Apply.

Fall 2019 Application Timelines

Application timelines

Date

Event and Action
August 1, 2018 Fall 2019 admission application open
September 1 to September 30, 2018 UC TAG Submission
November 1 to November 30, 2018 Submission date for the Fall 2019 application and deadline period.
December 2018 to January 2019. The UC will begin review of UC transfer applications in mid-January Check emails from UC. Once the application is submitted, the UC will communicate with applicant via email, only. Applicants need to follow UC instructions.
December 2018 through February 2019 The UC may request unofficial transcripts. Read and follow through with UC email instructions.
February to March 2019 If student is TAG – Transfer Admission Guarantee - the UC will notify admission status early. Late March to April 2019 UC admission status sent to all applicants. Transcripts may be requested by the UC. Follow and act upon the UC email and instructions.
May 1, 2019 Deadline to make commitment to the UC to accept Fall 2019 admission. Deposit is required. Follow UC email instructions.
July 1, 2019 If accepted and admitted, deadline to send final, official transcript to the UC school after the Spring 2019 semester is completed.

Winter 2020 Application Timelines

Application timelines

Date

Event and Action
June 1 to June 30, 2019 TAG Submission
July 1 to July 31, 2019 Winter 2020 admission application period to apply to UC Merced, UC Riverside, or to UC Santa Cruz.
August 2019 Check emails from UC. Once the application is submitted, the UC will communicate with applicant via email, only. Applicants need to follow UC instructions.
August through September 2019 The UC may request unofficial transcripts. Read and follow through with CSU email instructions.
September 2019 If student is TAG – Transfer Admission Guarantee – the UC will notify admission status early.
November to December 2019 UC admission status sent to all applicants. Transcripts may be requested by the UC. Follow and act upon the UC email and instructions.
November 1, 2019 Deadline to make commitment to the UC for admission in Spring 2020. Deposit is required. Follow UC email instructions.
December 2019 to January 2020 If accepted and admitted, deadline to send final, official transcript to the UC school after the Fall 2019 semester is completed.

The Transfer Center conducts UC application workshops. Check the Transfer Center webpage periodically for workshop days, times, and locations that works for your busy schedule. Sign-up for hands-on labs and personal statements writing workshops to be competitive in your UC application!

Transfer and Articulation Information for Private and Out-of-State Schools

Our data shows that more than 60% of Coastline students transfer to private and out-of-state institutions. Coastline students are taking advantage of all college opportunities and options to complete their BA/BS degrees. Keep moving forward!

Articulation Agreements

Coastline has established articulation agreements with the private schools in California and out-of-state schools. Articulation agreements are in place to ensure that Coastline courses transfer and fulfill general education, major preparation, and/or elective course requirements and course units are accepted and transferable to the California private or out-of-state school. Articulation agreements are made to make the transfer a seamless process for both the student and private and out-of-state schools.

The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU)

The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities is the leading Association of California’s Independent Colleges and Universities. The Transfer Center recommends using the AICCU’s directory of member colleges and universities to search for potential transfer schools. Each AICCU school has been granted the WASC Senior and University Commission (WSCUC) regional accreditation.

AICCU Directory of all member Colleges and Universities: https://www.aiccu.edu/member-colleges/

Coastline Articulation Agreements with California Private Schools

On July 25, 2018, the California Community College Chancellor’s Office signed a new agreement with AICCU for California community college students to pursue an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) to be guaranteed acceptance and more affordable transfer pathways to 36 independent colleges and universities. Listed below are the private schools with ADTS marked with an asterisk*. Additional private schools will be added in Spring 2019.

 

Coastline Articulation Agreements with Out-of-State Schools

Could not find the California private or out-of-state school you want to transfer to?

Make an appointment with an academic counselor to go over your Student Education Plan and look into the private and/or out-of-state schools to ensure that the school is regionally accredited and you are enrolled in courses to transfer. For appointments, contact the Counseling Department.

The Transfer Center coordinator is available to meet by appointment to go over your list of private and out-of-state schools for accreditation status.  To make an a transfer appointment, email Coastline’s Transfer Center.

Helpful Resources to Private California and Out-of-State Schools:

Preparation to Apply to a Private or Out-of-State School

Most private schools require letters of recommendations in addition to the admission application (Common Application). Request recommendations early from instructors, counselors, advisors, and anyone who knows your education and career goals.

Complete the Common Application sooner to help you qualify for scholarship and financial aid opportunities. Check the private institution’s web page for financial aid, scholarships, and application submission deadlines.

The Common Application

Most private and out-of-state schools have their own applications or use the Common Application.

To transfer to USC, Pepperdine University or Chapman University, students will complete the Common Application.

Several private schools may use the Common Application as well.  Go into the Common Application website to find which schools use the Common Application.  You may need to complete one application for all the private schools you are applying to!

Check and keep a record of application submission and deadline dates.

The Transfer Center provides guidance on the Common Application and personal statement(s). For guidance, contact the Transfer Center.

Common Application Workshops and one-on-one help available throughout the academic year.  The Transfer Workshops are listed on the website and on the Student Portal.

Learning 1st

Coastline College’s Learning 1st Program enables students to earn their AA/AS at Coastline and Bachelor Degree in an online format from a prominent four-year university. Coastline College’s partnered universities are:

  • Penn State World Campus
  • Troy University
  • University of Illinois at Springfield
  • University of Massachusetts at Amherst

Learning 1st provides guided pathways in six majors. Explore each below major individually to learn which university offers the degree online.

Learning 1st eliminates the barriers to transfer success by ensuring that the Learning 1st student knows of admission status one-year prior to completion of Coastline AA/ AS degree.  Tuition is reduced and affordable.  Coastline’s online students can continue online learning to earn their BA/BS degree online.  Learn more about Learning 1st.

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