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Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs)
Participating HBCUs provide guaranteed transfer to De Anza and California community college students who complete certain academic requirements. For a current list of participating HBCUs, visit californiacommunitycollegehbcutransfer. com.
Students may visit articulation to view information about TAG eligibility, requirements and deadlines and are encouraged to meet with a counselor or academic adviser to learn how to initiate and fulfill a TAG.
Determine transfer goals early
Deciding on a college and a major early enables students to focus on planning and meeting specific transfer goals. Students are encouraged to start researching transfer options early in their college career and to
consider several colleges and alternative majors in their planning to maximize the chances for successful transfer.
Be competitive – Be “transfer ready” Do not wait until the last quarter to take math and English
Complete transferable math and English requirements as early as possible. Remember to consider any prerequisites and prerequisite advisories associated with each course, and utilize tutoring support services on campus, as needed.
Conduct research on prospective transfer institutions
A successful transfer requires planning early and understanding what is required to transfer, including:
Information regarding transfer is subject to change so it is important for students to check university websites and other available resources periodically for updates and changes to transfer admission and major requirements.
Develop an education plan for transfer
Consult with a counselor or academic adviser to identify required coursework to include in an education plan for transfer.
Complete general education (GE) requirements
To be as competitive as possible, complete all or as many lower-division GE courses as possible prior to transfer. Students pursuing high-unit majors are generally advised to focus on completing major preparation coursework while meeting the minimum admission requirements for transfer. For students who plan to complete CSU GE or IGETC (see pages 49-54), remember to request GE certification from De Anza’s Admissions and Records office.
Complete major preparation requirements prior to transfer
Due to the increasingly competitive nature of the transfer admissions process, many majors require completion of lower- division major preparation courses prior to transfer. This is especially true for high-unit majors (e.g. science and engineering). Visit for lower-division major requirements for transfer to the CSU and UC campuses.
Develop relationships with instructors, counselors, and academic advisers
This is especially helpful as applications for admission and scholarships may require letters of recommendation.
Keep course syllabi
Students should retain the course syllabi for all completed classes and select course materials (such as writing samples and final exams) in case a transfer institution requests such documentation.
Check and update your email on a regular basis
Most colleges use email as their primary means of communication with students. It is important to make sure that colleges and universities have the most current email address on file and to check messages often to ensure compliance with any requests, requirements, and deadlines.
Keep on top of deadlines!
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minimum transfer admission requirements
lower-division major requirements competitive GPA for the major and campus
application process and deadlines

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