Transfer Resources

University of California (UC) Transfer Requirements


Map of the California marked with the locations of the UC campusesTransfer Requirements


Start by completing your math and English requirements immediately. The UC places a high priority on students that complete two (2) transferable English courses and one (1) transferable math course early in their academic careers. 

  1. ENGL 1 or 1D
  2. ENGL 2 or HIST 47 (satisfies area if completed Fall 2012 or later) 
  3. MATH 2, 4, 7, 8, 10 (formerly same as CS 10), 11, 13, 15, 21, 26, 28, 29, 54


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


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 and English, and your major coursework, you are required to complete four courses in at least two of the following areas:

  • Art/Humanities
  • Social/Behavioral Sciences
  • Physical/Biological Sciences


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


Apply on time! The UC application opens August 1st, however, submission occurs October 1st thru November 30th. Some UCs accept Winter and Spring applications. Check with a counselor to see which UCs are accepting.