Transfer Center

Transfer Center Services  

• Counseling
• Workshops
• University Admissions Advisor Visits
• Transfer Application Assistance
• University Transfer Fairs
• Annual Transfer Center Scholarship
• Annual Transfer Celebration Luncheon
• University Tours
• College Catalog & Reference Library to assist in Researching Transfer Opportunities
• Articulation & Tuition Reduction Agreements

Workshops & Open Labs

Transfer Talks Flyer

MAY 11

Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android:

University Representative Visits

Univ of Redlands Virtual Transfer Advising Flyer April 7th

Wednesday, April 7
11:00 am – 11:30 am:
11:30 am – 12:00 pm:
12:00 pm – 12:30 pm:
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm:
1:00 pm – 1:30 pm:
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm:

CBU Fast Track Flyer CSU Online Flyer CBU Online Virtual On the spot admissions

Thursday, May 27th
10 am to 2 pm
Schedule an appointment here:

La Sierra University Flyer

Schedule a One-on-One Appointment with your La Sierra University Transfer Recruiter, Sammy Acosta!

(951) 355-2114 (text) Or Calendly – Samuel Acosta

30 minute Zoom and Phone appointments are available.

CSUSB Palm Desert Campus admissions team will continue to host “Open Office Hours” every Friday between the hours of 1:00PM – 3:00PM. The open office hours will begin January 22nd and they will run through the end of May. No appointments needed!

  • Chat with A Counselor 
  • CSUSB Admission Counselors will provide a brief overview of “Next Steps” after applying, paying enrollment confirmation deposit, orientation, and submitting official transcripts. You’ll be able to ask questions and get the answers you need!

CSUSB Chat with a Counselor Flyer

UC Santa Cruz Flyer

UC Santa Cruz Virtual Advising Appointments
Interested in transferring to UC Santa Cruz or want to learn more about what UCSC has to offer?
Schedule a Zoom appointment to meet with UCSC Transfer Counselor, Benajamin Kwak!
Phone: (619) 572-1631

Grand Canyon Online Programs Pre-Admission Events Flyer

Grand Canyon University Online Programs Pre-Admission Events
May 8 – 12 PM
May 12 – 4 PM
May 20 – 4 PM
May 25 — 4 PM

Zoom Link:

Founded in 1949, Grand Canyon University is a private, Christian university with over 270 academic programs including 200 online for working professionals. Online classes involve engaging interaction with classmates and individual attention from instructors who care about student success. As a regionally accredited university, GCU is dedicated to providing all students with an exceptional academic experience that helps students find their purpose.

For more information, contact:
Crissy Schoonderwoerd

National University Logo

National University – Veteran Founded, Private, Non-Profit:

FIDM Rep Visit Flyer

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
May 20, 2021
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Zoom link:
Learn about your transfer options to FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, scholarships and the transfer admission process.
Contact Kelly Pudgil, to schedule a one on one advising appointment.

Articulation Agreements

Definition of Articulation
When the word “articulation” is used in education it refers to the formal process of reviewing courses for equivalency between a community college and a university.  An articulation agreement is an agreement between a community college and a four-year university (public or private/independent).  It specifies which CMC classes may be transferred to meet general education, major requirements and electives.  These agreements maintained by the Articulation Officer facilitate the successful transfer of students from CMC to baccalaureate-level colleges and universities.

Articulation Agreements
Articulation is the process of evaluating courses to determine whether coursework completed at one college will meet the requirements for admission, transfer credit, general education, or major preparation at another college. An Articulation Agreement is an agreement between community and four-year colleges which indicate the acceptability of courses in transfer toward meeting specific degree requirements.

Transfer guides only give one-way articulation from the community college to the university and aren’t always an agreement between colleges. If a student takes a course at a community college, the student knows it will transfer to the university and be counted as an articulated course.  However, if a student takes a course at the university, then transfers to the community college, that student has no guarantee the course will transfer and be used by the community college. 

Students are advised to meet with a Counselor when reviewing articulation agreements and transfer guides to prepare for transfer. Please check agreement dates to ensure it is the most current.

Where to Find Articulation Agreements for Public Colleges and Universities
ASSIST  (Articulation System Stimulating Inter-institutional Student Transfer) as it is the official repository of California public institutions’ articulation agreements. ASSIST is a student-transfer information system that displays reports of how course credits earned at one California Community College can be applied when transferred to a CSU or UC. Meet with a Counselor when reviewing ASSIST.

ASSIST Info Flyer Page 1  ASSIST Info Flyer Page 2

Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)
IGETC began in 1991 to provide an option for CCC students to fulfill lower-division general education requirements before transferring to either a CSU or UC campus. The curriculum and its policies are overseen by the Intersegmental Council of Academic Senates (ICAS). ICAS represents faculty from California’s three segments of public higher education: CSU, UC, & CCC (IGETC Standards, May 2019, pg. 1).

See the current CMC Catalog for the most updated IGETC pattern.

California State University General Education Breadth (CSU GE)
CSU general education requirements were designed to complement the major program and electives. Courses approved for CSU GE assure students have developed the knowledge of, or skills related to, quantitative reasoning, information literacy, intellectual inquiry, global awareness and understanding, human diversity, civic engagement, communication competence, ethical decision-making, environmental systems, technology, lifelong learning and self-development, and physical and emotional health throughout a lifetime (CSU E.O. 1100, 2017, pg. 5).

See the current CMC Catalog for the most updated CSU GE pattern.

Transfer Guides & Agreements for Private/Independent Colleges and Universities

Current Articulation Agreements:

  • Loma Linda University

of Health Professions, College of Information Technology

Archived Articulation Agreements:

Academy of Art University

  • 2016 Liberal Arts Graduation Requirements

Ashford University

  • 2013-2014Guide for General Education and Major-Specific Preparation Requirements

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM)

  • 2015 – Course Equivalency Guide

Grand Canyon University

  • 2014Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN)

Loma Linda University

  • School of Dentistry
    • 2016-2017 – Dentistry Entrance Major Preparation Requirements
    • 2017 Dental Hygiene Pre-Entrance Major Preparation Requirements

University of Redlands

What is Regional Accreditation and Why is it Important?
Regional accreditation is a term used in the United States to refer to the process by which one of the educational accreditation bodies reviews institutions and ensures that educational standards are met.

Regionally accredited higher education institutions are predominantly academically oriented, non-profit institutions. Nationally accredited schools are predominantly for-profit and offer vocational, career or technical programs. Standards for nationally accredited schools tend to be lower.  Every college has the right to set standards and refuse to accept transfer credits. However, if a student has gone to a nationally accredited school it may be particularly difficult to transfer credits (or even receive credit for a degree earned) if he or she then applies to a regionally accredited college or university. Some regionally accredited colleges have general policies against accepting any credits from nationally accredited schools, others are reluctant to because they feel that these schools’ academic standards are lower than their own or they are unfamiliar with the particular school.  Caution is recommended if a student intends to enroll in a nationally accredited school with the future intention of transferring to a regionally accredited school.   The student should first check with the regionally accredited school they plan to attend insuring the units from the nationally accredited school are transferable.   Students are advised to check with a counselor at their current school if they have questions regarding accreditation.

The following are the regional accrediting agencies for educational institutions in the United States:

Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) – Educational institutions in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands, as well as schools for American children in Europe, North Africa, and the Middle East.

New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) – Educational institutions in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA) – Educational institutions in Arkansas, Arizona, Colorado, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, North Dakota, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, New Mexico, South Dakota, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Wyoming. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation and one of two commission members of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA).

Northwest Association of Accredited Schools – for primary and secondary schools and Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (NWCCU)  for postsecondary institutions in Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) – Educational institutions in Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, Tennessee and Texas.

Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) – Educational institutions in California, Hawaii, Guam, American Samoa, Micronesia, Palau, and Northern Marianas Islands.

Other Accreditation:
Beyond regional accreditation there are programs that require additional accreditation that is linked to academic programs.  For example: students who are interested in becoming Registered Dietetic Technicians or Registered Dieticians must attend a program that is CADE accredited.  It is recommended that you check with the faculty who teaches in the major if you have questions about program specific accreditation.

Transfer to Private and Out of State Universities
  • Explore over 80 Regionally Accredited, Independent, CA Universities 
  • The Common Application
  •  Affording College
  • Search for Out of State Universities
  • Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs):
     An agreement signed March 17, 2015 between the California Community Colleges and many HBCUs guarantees California Community College students admission with Junior standing to an HBCU if they complete either the California State University General Education Breadth (CSU GE) or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum requirements (IGETC) and obtain a transfer-level Associate Degree with a minimum of 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA). There are over 35 HBCUs that have partnered with CCCs and several of them offer CA transfer students in-state tuition. Meet with a Counselor for more information on transferring to an HBCU.

Regular Hours:
Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm
Friday 8am-3pm

Please note: Offices are temporarily closed to the public. Please contact CMC by phone or email. Students, please check your Campus Email for updates.

Transfer Center Coordinator
Cassie Nafziger, ext. 5867

Campus Experience & Transfer Specialist
Joshua King, ext. 5895

Sign up for the CMC Transfer Center email list to receive important information on transfer events. Email us  and put “TC Email List” in the subject line.

Our Mission is our commitment to prepare students to successfully transfer to both public and private baccalaureate-granting educational institutions by providing information, education, and support services.