Your first stop was here. Your next stop is up to you, and we will help you get there.
Work with us to plan your route from CMC to a CSU, UC, or other 4-year university. Every school decides how it will apply your CMC credits; you need a plan based on your intended major and transfer school. Count on our experience.
What’s in the Transfer Center?
Transferring is a great goal! You’ll always be a Fighting Cactus to us; go forth and build your life.
Visit us at the Transfer Center for:
- University admissions advisor visits
- Transfer application assistance
- University transfer fairs
- Annual transfer center scholarship
- Annual transfer celebration luncheon
- University tours
- Articulation & tuition reduction agreements
- College catalogs & reference library to assist in researching transfer opportunities
Virtual Transfer Talks
Wednesdays, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Here you can ask any questions you’d like about transferring and how you need to prepare. You’ll learn what’s needed to transfer to a UC or CSU school, what classes or programs to take, and more.
Meet up over Zoom with a CMC counselor and university guests for a casual and open discussion about transferring.
Questions? Email us. When you’re ready, pick a date and register:
November 9: UC Irvine Info
November 16: UC Riverside Info
Ready to apply to a UC or CSU? Tackle the application with the Transfer Center during a UC or CSU Application Open Lab.
You won’t be alone. We’ll guide you and other students, and you’ll even help each other. Space is limited, though, so RSVP as soon as you can.
Computer lab at Student Services
University of California (UC) Transfer Application Open Labs
October 13: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
October 26: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
November 8: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
California State University (CSU) Transfer Application Open Labs
October 5: 10:00 am – 11:00 pm
October 14: 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
October 24: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
November: 10: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
November: 23: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Meet a University Rep
Get the inside scoop on how your transfer school reviews your application. Meet a university representative here to:
- Go over your application & transcripts
- Answer your questions
- Understand the school’s process
- See if it’s the right next step for you
When you RSVP, we’ll pull unofficial copies of your CMC transcript, to help with your application.
Upcoming university visits:
University of California, Irvine
RSVP to Meet the Rep: Bryant Parker
Wednesday, October 5 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Student Services Lab
Get help with your Fall 2023 UC transfer application from UC Irvine transfer admission counselor Bryant Parker! Learn how UC Irvine reviews transfer applications.
(Remember to sign up for a UC Application Open Lab, too!)
Must Do: Request Your Official Transcripts
When you transfer to a different school, they need official records of the courses you’ve taken at CMC. You need to ask CMC to send your next school two different kinds of official records:
- Transcript: The official list of your classes, grades, and degree or certificates earned
- General Ed Certification: The stamp of approval that the courses you took at CMC are equal to the general education (usually the first two years) at a CSU or UC school. You can get an IGETC certification or a CSU-GE certification. IGETC certification works for any UC or CSU school. The CSU-GE certification works for CSUs and some HBCUs.
An Articulation Agreement is a document that lays out which courses at CMC will transfer to certain colleges and universities. Find out which universities — including UC, CSU, private universities, and more — have these transfer agreements in place with Copper Mountain College.
Learn how Copper Mountain College meets the standards of accreditation and how regional accredited schools are different (and better) than nationally accredited schools.
School Transfer Guide
Cal State Universities
The CSU system is a popular transfer destination. CMC offers transfer programs that are guaranteed to transfer to a CSU school, but you’ll need other information. They do have a specific application/transfer method. Here’s what you need to know:
- CSU Transfer Admissions
- Upper Division Transfer Admission Requirements
- CSU Transfer Application
- Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT)
- CSU Tuition & Financial Aid
University of California System
Which program you’re going to take and which school you’re transferring to is only half the equation. Transferring to a UC school requires specific decisions, including the type of classes you take for your program. Luckily for you, all the information you need is right here.
- UC Admissions
- UC Transfer Admission Requirements
- UC Transfer Pathways
- UC Pathways +
- UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (UC TAG)
- UC Transfer Admission Planner (UC TAP)
- UC Tuition & Financial Aid
Transferring to a private or out of state university is different than transferring to a UC or CSU. If that’s your goal, we can help you with your entire transfer process, starting with helping you find the right school.
- Explore over 80 regionally accredited -and independent CA universities
- Search for out-of-state universities
- The Common Application
- Affording college & financial aid
- Does your transfer school already have an agreement with CMC?
- Understanding accreditation
Historically Black Colleges & Universities
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 more than 35 HBCUs that have partnered with CCCs and several of them offer CA transfer students in-state tuition.
To meet with a counselor and explore transferring to an HBCU, contact the Transfer Center, or visit us in the Office of Student Services.