Creating knowledge and opportunities that prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions.
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 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.
Coastline College Center - 11460 Warner Avenue, Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Located in Room 306, 3rd Floor
- Monday - Thursday 9:00am to 5:00pm*
- Friday - 8:30am to 5:00pm
*Appointment time after 5:00pm available by email request.
The Transfer Center will be closed Veterans' Day, November 12; and for the Thanksgiving Holiday November 22 & 23.
Due to limited staffing, Transfer Center office hours may vary based on staff availability conducting workshops, fairs, and tours.
University Site Visits 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.
CSU, Fullerton will have site visits at the Garden Grove Center on September 24, and at the Newport Beach Center on October 17. Issac Cervantes, CSU Counselor, will present a 1-hour CSU workshop and hold 30-minute appointments. Register or learn more about the CSU Fullerton site visit.
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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 email@example.com
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!
- CSU, Long Beach: Center for Scholarship Information
- UC - Paying for UC:
- Federal Student Aid : U.S. Department of Education website
- Jeannette Rankin Women's Scholarship Fund : Scholarship and support for low-income women 35 years and older to build better lives through college completion.
- 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.
- 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
- Cash for College: Tax-Free 529 Plans (TurboTax)
- Deduction for Higher Education Q & A (TurboTax)
- Do You Have to Claim Pell Grant Money on Your Taxes? (TurboTax)
- Guide to Educational Taxes and Deductions (TurboTax)
- Take advantage of Two Education Tax Credits (TurboTax)
- The Lowdown on Education Tax Breaks: such as (1) The American Opportunity Tax Credit; (2) The Lifetime Learning Credit and (3) other Tax Breaks (TurboTax)
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
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
Sat. October 6, from 7:15am to 5:00pm
PROGRAM: 9:00am to 2:00pm
BUS PICK-UP: OCC= 7:00am GWC= 7:15am
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
Fri. October 26, TBA
PROGRAM: 8:00am to 3:00pm
BUS PICK-UP: OCC= TBA GWC= TBA
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:
- Orange Coast College : Robert Moore Theater Turnabout
- Golden West College : Parking Lot H off of Center - Gothard Street
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.
For additional information, please contact the Transfer Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
- California State University, Bakersfield
- California State University Channel Islands
- California State University, Chico
- California State University, Dominguez Hills
- California State University, East Bay
- California State University, Fresno
- California State University, Fullerton
- Humboldt State University
- California State University, Long Beach
- California State University, Los Angeles
- California State University Maritime Academy
- California State University, Monterey Bay
- California State University, Northridge
- California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
- California State University, Sacramento
- California State University, San Bernardino
- San Diego State University
- San Francisco State University
- San Jose State University
- California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
- California State University San Marcos
- Sonoma State University
- California State University, Stanislaus
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+
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.
|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
|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
|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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
|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
|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
|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!
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.
- Argosy University
- Azusa Pacific University *
- Biola University
- Brandman University *
- California Baptist University *
- California Southern University
- Chapman University
- Concordia University, Irvine *
- DeVry University
- Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
- Golden Gate University *
- Laguna College of Art + Design
- Hope International University
- La Sierra University *
- Mount Saint Mary’s University *
- National University *
- Otis College of Art and Design
- Pacific Oaks College*
- Pepperdine University, Irvine Campus*
- San Diego Christian College *
- Trident University International
- Trinity Law School
- University of La Verne *
- University of Redlands *
- University of Southern California
- Vanguard University
- Webster University
- West Coast University
- Whittier College *
- Woodbury University
Coastline Articulation Agreements with Out-of-State Schools
- American Public University System
- Arizona State University
- Grand Canyon University
- Hawai’i Pacific University
- Penn State World Campus (Learning 1st Partner)
- Roseman University of Health Science (Nevada)
- Troy University (Learning 1st Partner)
- University of Arizona
- University of Illinois at Springfield (Learning 1st Partner)
- University of Massachusetts at Amherst (Learning 1st Partner)
- Western Governors University
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:
- 2018-2019 Transfer Guide to California’s Independent College and Universities
- Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU)
- California Community College Transfer Guarantee to Historically Black Colleges & Universities
- Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)
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.
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.Learn more about Learning 1st.