Map indicating the locations of the Universities of California

Transfer Requirements

First

Start completing your math & English requirements immediately. The UC places a high priority on students that complete transferable math & English courses early in their academic careers. Take the SMC English & Math Assessment test and get started without hesitation!

Second

The UC gives high priority to students that complete major coursework early in their academic career. Look at www.assist.org for specific major requirements. Meet with a counselor or take Counseling 12 Career Planning to help you choose a major.

Third

Complete 60 UC transferable semester units with a minimum 2.4 grade point average (2.8 for Non-residents) for minimum eligibility. The GPA for admission can be significantly higher due to the applicant pool. Along with math & English, and your major coursework, you are required to complete four courses in at least two of the following areas:

  • Physical/Biological Sciences

  • Art/Humanities

  • Social/Behavioral Sciences

Fourth

Complete your general education (GE) requirements, usually by completing the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC).

Fifth

Apply on time! ALL UC’s accept in Fall, which requires you to apply a full year in advance. Some UC’s accept Winter and Spring applicants, but you should check with a counselor to see which UC’s are accepting.


Campuses