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 in the Counseling Center in Watson Hall to develop a Student Educational Plan, which will identify the courses needed to transfer.

Transfer Center

The Transfer Center, in 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 on campus 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 on the Internet is a rich source of information for potential transfer students. Information at this site includes: a listing of scheduled events and college representative visits, transfer course requirements, articulation agreements, transfer planning guides, ratings and evaluations of colleges, student financial aid resources, and college search engines. There is also a complete application center which allows students to apply to colleges throughout the country electronically. The site can be reached at