If you’re at a California community college, your journey to UC has already begun.
For many students who want to stay close to home or save money, community college can be a good way to get ready for a UC degree. In fact, nearly one in three UC students start at community college before graduating from a UC campus.
How did they do it? By knowing UC is possible.
Preparing for transfer is about getting ready to succeed at UC. It's about making the right choices for you, based on your major and the campus you hope to attend.
Once you're ready to make the transition to UC, our doors are open. We give California community college students first priority over other transfer applicants, and many campuses offer guaranteed admission for well-prepared transfer students. Why? We know that transfer students add to the fabric of our UC community and arrive at our campuses with a diversity of interests and backgrounds and the intellectual passion to graduate and succeed.
Review the steps you'll need to take — and when — to be considered for UC admission.
Our Transfer Admission Planner (UC TAP) can help you plan and monitor your progress toward transferring to a UC campus.
From UC's perspective, community college is where you lay the groundwork for your bachelor's degree.
Find out which campuses and majors offer guaranteed admission — and how to prepare.
Know the major you want but not the UC campus? Our new Transfer Pathways will help you prepare while keeping your options open.