Transfer Information

Transfer Center Information

Start your Bachelor's Degree at Coastline!

  • Location: Garden Grove Center-1st Floor, Room 109, 12901 Euclid St., Garden Grove
  • Hours: Mon-Thur 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m.-Noon
    Additional hours available by appointment.
  • Telephone: 714-241-6171
  • Email:

Please Note: Due to limited staffing, Transfer Center office hours may vary based on staff availability.


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
  • Career paths, explore majors, and transfer options (EUREKA)
  • Application assistance to the CSU, UC and private institutions
  • Follow-up on supplemental applications and deadlines information
  • Personal/narrative assistance (also with writing tutors from the Student Success Center)
  • University tours
  • Scholarship opportunities
  • Special events/workshops
  • University Transfer Fair(s)
  • College representative visits
  • One-on-one appointments

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.

Transfer Center services are available in-person, by email, or teleconference by calling 714-241-6171.

For Transfer Center information, contact Helen Ward at 714-241-6171.

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 and add Sign-Me–Up for the Transfer Center List 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.

Graduating? Completing Your Certificate?

An Associate in Arts Degree or a Certificate of Achievement is not automatically awarded. Students are required to petition for graduation at the beginning of the semester in which they will be completing their final requirements.

Complete the Petition for A.A./A.S. Degree and Certificate of Achievement available on the Graduation Webpage. Find Petition deadlines and where to send the completed petition from the Graduation Webpage and listed on the Petition.

Not sure when you will be finished with your degree or certificate program? Check your progress through your MyCCC student portal and review Degree Works. Call the Counseling Department at 714-241-6162 to set-up an appointment with an academic counselor to discuss your education plan and progress.




Coastline Community College General Scholarship Application –due March 10, 2014

If you have never completed a scholarship application, Coastline's app is the best one to start!

Complete the online application at:

Need help with the application? Get help by contacting the Transfer Center at 714-241-6171 or email

The South Coast Higher Education Council (SCHEC) is pleased to be offering $300 scholarships for the 2013-2014 academic year.

Those who meet the following criteria are invited to apply for a SCHEC Scholarship:

  • Currently enrolled in a SCHEC institution (Coastline-Yes!) and will be transferring as a full-time student to a SCHEC four-year college/university during the 2014-2015 academic year.
  • Have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA.

Applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, March 14, 2014

Apply now!

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. Deadline Monday, March 17, 2014.
  • WyzAnt Scholarships: Multiple prizes ($2K, $3K, and $10k) in this essay writing contest on the topic of making an impact with your education. Deadline: May 2014.

Special Needs-based Scholarships
Additional Scholarships

Transferring to the UC, CSU or Private School? Each institution will have scholarship opportunities for transferring students. Go to the school's home website and type in Transfer Student in the Search Box.

Personal Income Tax Tips for Scholarship Recipients

Spring 2014 University Tours

Tour a school to find out if it is a good match for you! Sign-up for Coastline's 2014 Spring University Tours. Registered students will board a District Bus at Golden West College, Parking Lot H.

University Day/Date Depart GWC Return to GWC
3. UC San Diego Friday, April 4 9:00 a.m. 5:30 p.m.
4. CSU, Long Beach Friday, April 11 9:30 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
5. CSU, Fullerton Saturday, April 12 7:15 a.m. 2:00 p.m.
6. UC Irvine Saturday, April 12 8:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
7. USC Friday, April 18 10:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
8. UCLA Friday, April 25 7:15 a.m. 5:30 p.m.

TO SIGN-UP: Please contact Ms. Thao Tran, GWC Transfer Specialist, at

  1. University(s) and Date(s) you want to tour
  2. Your Student ID Number
  3. Your Contact Number
  4. Indicate if you have the following:
    1. a GWC-OCC Parking Permit
    2. a Coastline Parking Permit
    3. No Parking Permit
    4. You Will Be Dropped Off/Picked Up

    Important: Students with Coastline Parking Permits and No Parking Permits will be issued GWC day-parking passes.

Registered students will be contacted by Ms. Tran. She will have a "Tour Participant Agreement Form" for you to complete, and additional information. District bus transportation is provided at no charge.

All University Tours will board the bus at Golden West College, Parking Lot H Area. Avoid parking stalls marked "STAFF". Students can park in GWC Parking Lot I and J located off of Gothard Street.

Questions? Contact Coastline's Transfer Center at 714-241-6171 or by email at

California State University Timelines and Important Information

CSU uses email as the official means of communication. Check the email you submitted on your CSU application often!

Date Event/Deadline
November 30, 2013 Application Deadline
December 2013 Check Email Once A Week for Important CSU Notices
Jan-Feb 3, 2014 Complete Supplemental Application for Transfers
Feb-March 2014 CSU admissions are sent; transcripts must be submitted to confirm admission/waitlist offers
June 1, 2014 Intent to enroll and Enrollment Deposit Deadline

CSU Schools Accepting Fall 2014 Applications
Information about which campuses and programs are still open for applications is available on CSU Mentor.

University of California Dates and Deadlines for 2014

Date Event/Deadline
January 2014 Check emails for vital information and communication from UC. Applicant may be asked to complete supplemental information that is due January 31.
April 25, 2014 Admission Decision Notification, Conditions of Admissions, Financial Aid Offer Letter
June 1, 2014 Statement of Intent to Register
Early June 2014 Housing Application Due
June & July 2014 CalSO – Summer Orientation Programs
July 1, 2014 Final, Official Documents
Please note that the July 1st due date is a change from July 15. If this deadline cannot be met, contact the UC admissions officer you have been assigned.

Get ready for 2015-2016! Prepare by reading up on the UC System, application, and transfer options.

Coastline's Transfer Center staff is here to answer your questions and provide resources to help you transfer to 4-year schools!

If you have questions about the application, transfer process, or need help on your personal statement / narrative, call us in the Transfer Center at 714-241-6171 or email at We also work with the Student Success Writing Tutors!

Tour UC Irvine, UCLA, UC Riverside, and UC San Diego this Spring 2014. Go to the University Tour link to find dates and times!

List of Transfer Universities

Transfer your major and Coastline units to these four-year public, private, and out-of-state schools. Schools listed on this page are regionally accredited.


Nine UC campuses offer undergraduate and graduate education; one (UCSF) is graduate / professional only. Other educational centers reach across California and beyond. Coastline students will be prepared with an IGETC student education plan (SEP) and transfer agreements to a UC. Applications are open for review in October. Completing the application begins November 1 and the application deadline is November 30:


With 23 campuses, almost 447,000 students, and 45,000 faculty, the CSUs are the largest, the most diverse, and one of the most affordable university systems in the country. Applications are open October 1 through the deadline of November 30: To check for various application dates, go to:


The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities represents 75 private and non-profit institutions, including over 135 satellite campuses throughout California. Schools with an * are AICCU member institutions. These schools, as well as private schools listed, are making education attainable and affordable. Note:In the event that the web link is no longer valid, copy the name of the school, open a new webpage, and insert school name in search box.


While the main campuses of these universities are located throughout the nation, many have California centers and degree programs online. Check out these schools - many of which do not charge application fees and may waive out-of-state tuition. Coastline graduates have transferred on to several of these four-year schools!

Note:In the event that the web link is no longer valid, copy the name of the school, open a new webpage, and insert school name in search box.


Thinking about which 4-year school to transfer to?

Desiree Zuniga, academic counselor/STAR Program, has invited two schools to share their B.A./B.S. Programs and steps needed to transfer successfully to their schools. The university representatives will discuss student life, important dates, and scholarship/financial aid opportunities.

You are invited to attend:

  • Pepperdine University Transfer Workshop
    Monday March 24, 2014
    Garden Grove Center in Room 207

  • Cal State Long Beach Transfer Workshop
    Monday April 7, 2014
    Garden Grove Center in Room 207

Don't Lose Your Place in Line! Registration Priority is Changing

New Legislative Changes

To be eligible for priority registration, you must meet ALL of the following requirements prior to June 1, 2014:

  1. Completed placement testing and orientation (or equivalent).
  2. Have a counselor-approved Student Education Plan (SEP) on file* with a specified Course of Study that leads to an Associate Degree (AA, AS, or ADT), transfer, State-approved Certificate of Achievement, or career advancement.
  3. Be in good academic standing and/or progress standing.
  4. Have not earned more than 100 degree-applicable units within the Coast Community College District (Coastline Community College, Golden West College, and Orange Coast College).

*Get your SEP completed by calling the Counseling Department at 714-241-6162 to schedule an appointment with an Academic Counselor. Have your Student I.D. number ready.


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