Transfer Resources

There are many different options when it comes to transferring from LTCC to a university of choice. Below you will find more information and helpful links to get you on your way. 

With LTCC Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAG's), students know at least a year before they transfer exactly which courses they need to take and the grades they must earn to guarantee their admission to a UC. Such a guarantee exists with six universities in California: UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Santa Cruz.

What is a Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)?
A TAG is a formal written agreement that outlines the courses you must complete before transferring, the GPA you must earn, and the specific requirements for crowded majors. If students qualify and fulfill their contractual agreements, they are guaranteed admission to that specific university. For more information on TAG requirements see the TAG Matrix.

Can I get admitted to any of the UC's  without a TAG?
Yes! LTCC has TAG's with six California universities. However, our students transfer to an average of 24 UC's and CSU's each year. In turn, the vast majority of LTCC students transfer to public universities without a TAG.

Are LTCC students academically prepared to succeed at the 4-year universities?
Yes! Statistical analysis done by the 4-year universities shows that students from LTCC do "as well" academically as students who enter the 4-year universities as freshmen!

For more information on Transfer Admission Guarantees and general transfer questions, please see a Counselor in Student Services.

The California State University (CSU) System consists of 23 campuses. It is the largest system of higher education in the U.S. that grants four year degrees, and CSU's grants over 50 percent of the bachelor's degrees in the state of California. Over 70 percent of the students who graduate from the CSU system enter as transfer students! Please refer to the CSU campus admission offices for direct links to each CSU homepage.

It is VERY IMPORTANT that you meet with an LTCC counselor to design an educational plan which will map out what you need to do, quarter by quarter, in order to transfer successfully.

The University of California system consists of 9 campuses. The UC system is world renowned for its academic excellence and research emphasis. All campuses except UC Berkeley and UC Merced operate on the quarter system. ASSIST offers students a comprehensive list of LTCC courses that transfer to UC. 

It is VERY IMPORTANT that you meet with an LTCC Counselor to design an educational plan which will map out what you need to do, quarter by quarter, in order to transfer successfully.

 ASSIST is an online student-transfer information system that shows how course credits earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California’s public colleges and universities and provides the most accurate and up-to-date information about student transfer in California.

CSUMentor is a website designed to help students and their families learn about the California State University (CSU) system. The CSU is comprised of 23 excellent campuses. CSUMentor assists students in planning for college, in selecting the appropriate CSU campus to attend, in planning how to finance their education, and in applying for admission. You may also check your CSU Application status report on the CSUMentor site. 

The CSU Impacted Programs is a list of majors with additional requirements for admission. These may include majors such as engineering or work in the medical field.

Everything you need to know about applying to the University of California can be found in the University of California Admissions homepage. Be sure to review the steps you must take, and when, in order to ensure your application receives the proper attention.

How many units and what GPA are needed to transfer?
Students can transfer to UNR with a minimum of 36 transferable quarter credits.  However, the majority of UNR transfer students complete as much general education and major preparation as possible prior to transfer.

What courses should a student complete in order to prepare for a specific major at UNR?
If students are undecided on their major at UNR, they should follow the UNR Transfer Core Curriculum, the IGETC, or the CSU general education patterns. However, if a student knows what major they are pursuing, they should follow that specific major sheet because university core requirements can change somewhat by major. Students should complete all available LTCC courses that prepare a student for their chosen major. Major preparation sheets are available on the web.

How much does it cost to attend UNR?
As of Summer 2011, UNR has eliminated the "Good Neighbor" policy, but the WUE (Western Undergraduate Exchange) is still in place. The WUE program provides California residents with significantly reduced tuition. Students must have a 3.25 GPA to apply for WUE status.

When should I apply?
Although there is no specific deadline for applying to UNR, students applying for fall semester entrance should submit their application by the February 1st priority filing deadline to be considered for scholarships.

For additional information on UNR transfer, visit UNR's Transfer Students page.

University of California Application Priority Filing Period
In most cases, students must apply during the Priority Filing Period to be considered for admissions. If you are interested in applying after the Priority Filing Period, go to Undergraduate Enrollment Opportunities to determine if campuses are still accepting applications for a specific term.

NOTE: All UC campuses except for UC Berkeley are on the Quarter system; Berkeley is open to applications for Fall semester only.

Fall Quarter or Semester of the next year
Nov 1-30
Winter Quarter of the next year
July 1-31
Spring Quarter of the next year
Oct 1-31
California State University Application Priority Filing Period
The CSU System urges students to apply as early as possible. Applications for impacted programs must be filed during the Priority Filing Period as listed below. If applying after the Priority Filing Period, go to Application Status Report for current information.

Fall Quarter or Semester of the next year
October 1 - November 30

Winter Quarter of the next year
June 1 - 30

Spring Quarter or Semester of the next year
August 1-31

Summer Quarter/Semester of the same year
February 1-28


California Colleges provides information and links to all colleges and universities in California.

California Virtual Campus lists online classes at California community colleges ad California Universities. 

Historically Black Colleges links to historically black colleges and universities nationwide.

California Independent Colleges links to private universities in California.