How Do I Transfer Successfully to a 4-Year University?
It's never too early to start thinking about transferring to a four-year university.
Where do I start? Follow the "Transfer Roadmap" created by the LAMC Transfer Center!
- Choose your major (if undecided, visit the Career Center and attend a Transfer 101 workshop).
- Meet with a counselor to develop a comprehensive student educational plan (C-SEP).
- Visit the Transfer Center to research colleges, universities and degree programs.
- After completing 15 units, calculate your transferable units in the Transfer Center.
- Meet with college and university representatives and Peer Mentors in the Transfer Center.
- Attend our annual Transfer Fair in October.
- Meet with a counselor at least once a year to update your student educational plan.
- Research Transfer Pathways to determine if you qualify for any guaranteed admissions programs: ADT (CSU), CCCP (UCLA), TAG (UC), TAG (HBCU), Honors/UCLA TAP.
- If you are applying to a UC, start working on your UC Transfer Admissions Planner and start your Personal Insight Questions (essay requirement).
- Stop by the Transfer Center every month to ensure you are on track to transfer.
- UC Applications open for the following year.
(must have 30+ transferable units)
- Apply for UC TAG if you qualify/plan on transferring to a participating UC.
- Re-calculate transferrable GPA and units.
- Create your account for UC/CSU application websites.
- CSU applications open for the following year.
- Attend Transfer Fair and Application Workshops.
Submit UC/CSU applications (before Nov. 30).
- Renew your Financial Aid application (FAFSA).
- Add all of the schools you have applied to.
- Create and login to email/portal for each university.
- Submit all Supplemental Applications and or update all applications.
7 FEBRUARY – APRIL
- During spring semester, submit official transcripts when the universities request them. (Check the deadline for each University)
- Ensure your winter grades are posted and your spring schedule appears on your transcript before sending it to the universities.
For more information, call or visit the Transfer Center (818) 364-7827