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

UC Transfer Application Open Labs

Learn about the UC Transfer Admission Guarantee Program from Jessica Verazas, a UC transfer admission counselor from UC Riverside.

UC Application Labs Flyer

Fall 2022 UC applications open August 1 and are due November 30. Get help with your transfer applications!

UC Application Workshops

Oct. 27, 10:00 – 11:00 AM –Room 219

Nov. 17 2:00 – 3:00 pm – Room 219

Learn about the UC Transfer Application from Jessica Verazas, a UC transfer admission counselor from UC Riverside.

Nov. 3     8:00 am – 12:00 pm

CSU Transfer Application Open Labs

CSU Application Labs Flyer

Fall 2022 CSU applications open October 1 and are due November 30. Get help with your transfer applications!

CSU Virtual Application Workshop
Nov. 21 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Register HERE:

Learn about the CSU transfer application from Alejandra Quintero, a transfer admission counselor from CSUSB, Palm Desert Campus.

Oct. 27    8:30 am – 12:30 pm
Nov. 4     10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Nov. 8     12:30 – 4:30 pm

Labs are located in the Transfer & Career Lab in Student Services.

Space is limited! Contact to let us know you’re coming!

**You’ll need unofficial copies of your college transcripts to complete your applications.**

Transfer Talks Flyer

Transfer Talks

Planning to transfer or curious to learn more about transferring to a 4-year university? Join Counselor, Cassie Nafziger and special guests for casual, open, virtual discussions about all things transfer-related! 

Transfer Talks meets online via Zoom on select Tuesdays from 2:00 – 3:00 pm. Click the link above to access the flyer with hyperlinks or click dates below to join the meeting!

October 19
November 2
November 9
December 7

Email for more information.

Summer & Fall Transfer Talks

Transfer Talks Special Session Flyer

Transfer Talks Special Session

Have you applied to CSUSB?

Join CMC Counselor Cassie Nafziger and CSUSB Counselor Alejandra Quintero for a virtual “Coyote Next Steps ” presentation and casual, open, discussion about what happens after you have applied to CSUSB!

Transfer Talks meets online via Zoom. Click date below to join the meeting!

December 1, 2021   2:00 – 3:00 PM

Email for more information.

University Representative Visits & Events

University of Redlands Virtual Pre-Admission Advising flyer

University of Redlands Virtual Pre-Admission Advising Appointments
October 18, 12:00 – 3:00 pm
October 19, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Schedule Appointment HERE

Make an appointment with Kylie Mulder to learn more about University Redlands, transfer admission requirements, majors, application process and more! Kylie can also be reached via email,

University of Phoenix Flyer

Click HERE to make an appointment with University of Phoenix advisor, Tricia Penner. Or contact Tricia via phone at (747) 226-9380.

Interested in learning more about UC Los Angeles? Will Tran is available to meet with CMC students via Zoom! Phone appointments also available. Contact Will Tran to schedule:

La Sierra University Virtual Pre-Admission Advising Appointments

La Sierra University Virtual Pre-Admission Advising Flyer

Oct. 11 & Nov. 9
10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Schedule Appointment HERE

La Sierra is a private, non-profit, regionally accredited university located in Riverside, CA. Interested in learning more about La Sierra University? Click the link above to Schedule a one-on-one pre-admission advising appointment with Santiago! Santiago can also be reached via email,

CSU San Bernardino Virtual Pre-Admission Advising Appointments

CSUSB 1-on-1 appointments flyer

9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Nov. 17
Dec. 8

Click here to make an appointment:

CSUSB will accept Spring 2022 undergraduate applications for non-impacted programs via Cal State Apply from Upper Division Transfer students from August 1st through August 31st.

First-Year Students and Upper Division Transfer Undergraduate applicants for Fall 2022 admissions will be accepted via Cal State Apply starting October 1st through November 30th.

For more information visit our website:…/apply-csusb/spring-admission

California Baptist University, Online & Professional Studies (OPS)

Why CBU Online? FlyerCBU Fast Track to Success Flyer

California Baptist University, Online & Professional Studies (OPS) is accepting applications for Fall 2021, Spring 2022, and Summer 2022.

The “Virtual On-the-Spot Admissions Day” is for admission into the undergraduate programs offered within the CBU online division. For a list of CBU online degree programs, you can select the following

Most students will have an admission decision on the day of the event and admissible students will walk away with financial advising and a general timeline for obtaining a bachelor’s degree at CBU. Application fees and recommendation letters will be waived.

General admission requirements include:

  • 30+ college-level semester units complete or in progress,
  • Minimum 2.3 GPA for students

Prior to the event, students should provide college transcripts (official or unofficial) from ALL other colleges attended. Official and unofficial transcripts can be sent to

Students may be eligible for merit-based scholarships and need-based aid based on their 2021-2022 FAFSA.

If you are interested in transferring to CBU for the Fall 2021, Spring 2022 or Summer 2022 semester, please make your appointment for “On-the-Spot Admission Day” by clicking the virtual appointment link: Book VOTS Appointment / Here

For additional questions, please contact the CBU Online at 951-343-3900 or via email at

PLEASE NOTE, this event is only for the FULLY ONLINE programs offered at CBU. If you are interested in a traditional main campus program (i.e. nursing), please contact: 951-343-4212.

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.
Requesting Official Transcripts and General Education Certification

Official CMC Transcripts
Current and former Copper Mountain College students must request official CMC transcripts using the online Student Clearinghouse application found here: National Student Clearinghouse Transcript Services

IGETC and CSU General Education Certification
To request full or partial Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or California State University (CSU) General Education certification, please contact admissions& or (760) 366-3791, extension 4232 or (760) 366-5201, extension 4232. 

For questions pertaining to official transcripts and general education certification, please contact Admissions & Records: 760-366-3791 or 760-366-5201 ext. 4232; admissions&

Transfer Center
Located In the Office of Student Services
(760) 366-3791, ext. 5898

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

Cassie Nafziger
(760) 366-3791, ext. 5867

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.