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Historically Black Colleges and Universities


Historically Black Colleges & Universities

California community college students who complete certain academic requirements are guaranteed transfer to a participating HBCU.

Pick 1 of 2 Routes

Route A

  • 60 Units
  • 2.5 GPA
  • Complete IGETC or CSU GE
  • Earn an Associates Degree

* Ensures student enters at junior level and major courses will count towards major.




Route B

  • 30 Units or More
  • 2.5 GPA

* Units will be placed where the institution sees fit. It is at the discretion of the institution.

Once you have met 1 of 2 routes, you must meet with a counselor to:

  • Get approved for TAG.
  • Complete the Common Black College Application, Common Application, or the University Website to apply.
    • See the list below to find out which application you should use.
  • Send all your college transcripts immediately!

If you use the Common Black College Application:

  • The application takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.
  • You do not have to enter most high school information including SAT/ACT scores.
    • Your high school GPA will not be used to determine our admissions.
  • If you graduated HS after 1990, select 1990 as your graduation year.
  • If you attended more than one community college, list your most recent school.
  • You do not have to enter your transcript information because you will mail them in.

The 39 participating institutions are:

* Not on Common Black College Application – Use Common Application or University Website Application

** Not on Common Black College Application – Use Application on University Website only

Average Cost of Fees and Tuition: $13,500

Privates don’t have out-of-state tuition
Some public schools offer in-state tuition

How to TAG to a Historically Black College and University

Find your HBCU Match

Student Contact Form

HBCU Workshops


HBCU Hub Mobile App Video

HBCU Hub is the world's first app that connects  students to admissions recruiters at HBCUs (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) all across the country. 

As a part of our mission we strive to build technology that closes the opportunity gap for students. 

HBCU Hub Video