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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!

road map


  • 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.
  • 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

Transfer Center Roadmap 

Transfer Center Webpage

Frequently Asked Questions about LA College Promise

Visit our new Help Center to access all the information you will need to get the most out of your LA College Promise Program at Mission!

No. Only classes taken in the Fall, Spring, Summer semesters are covered. To cover tuition for Winter, the student will need to apply for financial aid through FAFSA/CA Dream Act.

Yes, LA College Promise pay for English and Math classes for the summer prior to the Fall of your first year of college. It will also pay for your general education classes for the summer prior to the second year of college.

Fees For Summer and Fall: Please do not worry about your fees. They will be waived.

  • Summer Bridge courses will be waived by the LA College Promise Scholarships no later than July 31. Only Summer Bridges courses will be covered. If you took classes outside of the Summer Bridge program you will be responsible for paying for those units.

  • FAll semester full-time unit loads will be waived by the LA College Promise Scholarship no later than September 18.

No. Students will need to complete the required elements of the LA College Promise including completing FAFSA or the CA Dream Act, completing Orientation and Counseling, and participating in a Summer Activity (i.e. Summer Bridge, Summer Mission Day, and Fall Kickoff) and complete a New Promise Student Orientation. Students also need to enroll full-time and agree to a contract which details their requirements for the duration of their first year.

Currently, the College Promise program does not cover these expenses. However, Promise students have access to additional financial assistance to help cover food, books or transportation costs. Students also have access to summer jobs and internship opportunities, as well as international travel experiences.


No. All students (not just Promise students) will be automatically charged the ASO fee. Students will need to opt out if they do not want to pay the ASO fee.

Promise students will receive registration dates at the beginning of Group 2. They will register immediately after Group 1 (special populations).

Yes. The LA College Promise is not mutually exclusive with any other program offered at LAMC. In fact, we encourage students to take advantage of these beneficial programs. A major benefit of Summer Bridge and Summer Mission Day is to help students learn about and apply for membership in these programs.

In order to remain eligible for College Promise benefits, student must maintain full-time enrollment. If a student drops below 12 units in the Fall, the student must complete an appeal application to be able to continue as Promise student in the Spring. Please speak with the Promise counselor if you are thinking about dropping courses.

In order to meet College Promise eligibility requirements, students must be enrolled full-time as of census (the end of the second week of the semester). If they are not enrolled full-time as of that day, they do not qualify for Promise. They can still qualify if they are able to enroll full-time by enrolling in late-start classes prior to the deadline for eligibility. Once the Fall Promise eligibility date has passed, there are no further opportunities to receive College Promise benefits.

In order to remain eligible for College Promise benefits, students must maintain a 2.0 GPA, and pass both Math and English classes with a "C" or better. Students who do not meet these requirements must submit an appeal to remain in the College Promise program.

Yes and No. If a student attended Summer Mission Day and had attended the New Promise Student Orientation, they do not need to do it again. However, if a student did not attend Summer Mission Day, they will need to attend the New Promise Student Orientation.

The California Promise Grant was formerly known as the Board of Governors Fee Waiver, or "BOG", which waives students' enrollment fees based off of income data. The "College Promise," "LA College Promise," or "California College Promise" is a student success program administered by the True Promise program at LAMC. True Promise provides services, support, supplies, and other benefits in addition to covering enrollment fees and has no income requirement. It combines the LA College Promise and California's AB 19 (and in the future AB 2) "College Promise" benefits.

Contact Us

Office Hours and Location

Mondays to Thursdays: 9:00AM- 4:00PM
Fridays to Sundays: Closed

We are also available in person on the Lower Level of the Campus Center.


We are here to help you!
Please contact us if you have any questions.

LACP Main Office

Kristina Gonzales, FYE/Promise Coordinator
Phone: 818-364-7600 ext. 7212