Academic Catalogs

Transfer to a Four-Year College or University

Orange Coast College provides the first two years of a four-year college or university program. Students enrolled in a transfer program will complete most of their general education and lower division major requirements before transferring. Students who are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university should meet with a counselor to develop a Student Educational Plan, which will identify the courses needed to transfer.

Transfer Center

The Transfer Center, which is located on the second floor of Watson Hall, provides information and assistance to students who are preparing to transfer to four-year colleges and universities.. Representatives from four-year schools are available in the Transfer Center to meet with students individually and provide information about their programs, requirements and procedures. The Center maintains a complete resource library containing college catalogs and other information on transfer programs. The Center also provides applications for CSU, UC and several independent colleges and universities, as well as offering assistance in the four-year campus application process. The Transfer Center sponsors a Transfer Day in the fall semester with representatives from over 80 colleges and universities from both California and out-of-state. College fairs are held each semester with representatives from Southern California colleges and universities providing information to potential students. Transfer–planning workshops are offered throughout the academic year. Organized tours to various four-year campuses are also available through the Transfer Center each semester.

Transfer Center Web Page

The Transfer Center web page is a rich source of information for potential transfer students. Information at this site includes: a listing of scheduled events and college representative visits, pre-recorded workshops and application resources for public and private application portals, transfer course requirements, articulation agreements, transfer planning guides, student financial aid resources, and information about special transfer programs. There is also a complete application center that allows students to apply to colleges throughout the country electronically.