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Transfer Center

Transfer to a University of California (UC)


  1. For further information on the transfer process to the University of California, please make an appointment with a counselor in the Counseling Office (L-104) and meet with a UC representative in the Transfer Center.
  2. For more information about transfers to UC, check out "Answers for Transfers", Introducing the University, Financial Aid and attend a Learn to Transfer Orientation.
  3. Complete lower division coursework in your major. Although completion of course in your major is not required for admission unless your major is impacted, it is highly recommended that you begin taking your lower division major coursework while you are at PCC. Check out the Transfer Requirements Tool to find a major and school.
  4. Look into PCC's Scholars Program with the following UC campuses: UCLA and UC Irvine. Requirements to get into and complete these programs vary from campus to campus, so please make an appointment with a counselor to discuss your various options.
  5. Your essay is also another important component to the admissions process. In short, this is an opportunity for you to "tell your story" and to account for any irregularities in your academic records or obstacles you have overcome.
  6. If you are ready to submit an application for the upcoming Spring or Fall Semester we encourage you attend a Transfer Workshop to learn more about applying to the UC.
  7. If you are a PCC student, you may apply using a paper application available in the Transfer Center or via the Internet at Applications to CSU, UC, & Private Universities.

Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)

Transfer Requirements Tool

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