- An extensive transfer resource library that includes current college catalogs from many college and universities throughout the Unites States.
- Individual advising with representatives from four-year colleges and universities who visit Contra Costa College.
- Financial Aid and scholarship resources (including a scholarship database).
- College handbooks.
- Information on transfer requirements programs and course selection.
- Articulation agreements.
- Transfer Admissions Guarantees (an early notification of acceptance).
- Campus tours to selected northern California four-year colleges and universities.
- Workshops on completing admissions applications including the personal statement and other transfer programs.
- Annual College Transfer Day.
- Monthly calendar of transfer activities.
- Transfer planning portfolio (planning guide and checklist for successful transfer)
- Appointments with 4 year college representatives.
- Computers for online transfer applications and personal statements.
SCHEDULE APPOINTMENTS with representatives from the University of California, California State Universities, private and out-of-state universities who visit Contra Costa College throughout the semester. Schedule these through the Transfer Career Center, SSC-106 or call 510.215-3934
TOP 10 REASONS TO TRANSFER
Priority #1 Admission
Transfer students from California Community Colleges are first priority for admissions at the Junior level for the UC and CSU system
High Success Rates
Students who transferred do just as well or even better academically than those students who attend right out of high school.
Customized Educational Plans
A counselor can help you map out exactly what courses can be counted towards the college or university you plan to transfer to.
Transfer Admission Guarantees
Contra Costa college has many Transfer Admission Guarantee agreements with various colleges and universities.
Location Close to Home and Work
You can get used to the college experience while living in a familiar environment and continue to work at your current job since you are going to school locally.
Diversity and Opportunity
You can learn from the diversity of your college classmates and prepare for the real world.
Excellent Quality Instruction
Faculty members spend more time in the classroom and the small class sizes provide an engaging environment.
Low Cost Per Unit
Enrollment fees at community college average less than half of what is charged at the four-year colleges and universities. Financial aid is available to help pay for tuition, books, supplies, and other expenses.
Transfer Experts to Help You
The transfer center serves as your resource for accomplishing your transfer goal.
It Just Makes Sense!
A Transfer Admission Agreement (TAA) or Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) is a written contract between you, Contra Costa College, and a specific participating four-year college or university. This contract states that if you meet the requirements, you will be admitted to that four-year college or university. The TAA or TAG helps you understand:
The courses you must complete before transferring
The minimum GPA you must earn
The number of units required to transfer
The specific requirements for selective majors
A completed TAG or TAA, signed by you, your counselor and a university representative, guarantees your admittance to the university in your chosen major for the term you specify, provided you follow and complete all of the terms of the agreement.
Currently, seven UC campuses offer guaranteed admission to California Community College students who meet specific requirements. By participating in a TAG or TAA program, you become eligible to receive early review of your academic record, early admission notification, and specific guidance on major preparation and general education coursework. For a list of eligibility criteria and special notes for each campus, click here.
What Universities Offer a TAG or TAA?
CSU East Bay, Brandman University and National University. As well as UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz (to begin a UC TAG click here) .
How Do I Apply for Apply for a TAG or TAA?
Schedule a counseling appointment, room SSC-108 or call (510) 235-7800, ext. 4255 to obtain more information.
Use these checklists to help you stay on track and guide you in the transfer process! Each checklist provides a list of items to be completed each semester in order prepare you for succesful transfer to a four-year college/university.
Freshman Level I: Students who indicated transfer as an educational goal on the admissions application, and who have less than 15 transferable units.
Freshman Level 2: Students who have completed 16 to 29 transferable units.
Sophomore Level 1: Students who have completed 30 or more transferable units. Completed English 142B or have completed the prerequisite for a transferable math class.
Sophomore Level 2: Students who are in their last semester before transfer.
Useful Transfer Related Links
California Higher Education Web Sites
|CPEC (The California Post-Seconday Education Commission)|
|Assist (Articulation and TransferInformation)|
|California Community Colleges|
|AICCU (Association of Independnt/private CA Colleges/Universities|
|California Virtual University|
California State University Web Sites
University of California Information
|PATHWAYS||University of California|
|Santa Barbara||Santa Cruz|
Community College Transfer Course Lists
|Articulation & Transfer Course Arrangements|
|IGETC or CSUGE||www.contracosta.edu/admiss/igetc.htm(change to PDF)|
Resource/Directories and Reference Material
College Search Guides
|The Ultimate CollegeSearch Guide Online|
Standardized Testing Options
|ETS NET, EducationalTesting Service Network|
Financial Aid and Scholarships
This site has been developed to assist students, alumni, and the Contra Costa College community towards achieving their academic and career goals. Whether it is identifying a major or finding out what you can do with your major once you graduate- this website is a good place for you to start. If you have questions about what you discover, contact the counseling office to schedule appointment to meet one on one with a counselor (510) 215-3941
Holland Code- Interest: Are you Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, or Conventional? Take this inventory and find out…You may be surprised with your results.
Jung Personality Profile: If you ever wondered why you are the way you are… or better yet, why you work better with some people than with others…this may help you discover the answer to both questions. It may also provide ideas on how to work better with those who are different than us.
- Bay Area Career Guide Bay Area Career Guide is a free online resource to discover, understand and pursue hundreds of career and technical education (CTE) opportunities at San Francisco Bay Area’s 26 community colleges.
- ASSIST This site helps you explore majors offered at UC and CSU campuses. It provides several paths you can take to learn about specific majors, requirements for majors, major preparation at community colleges, and transferring courses to the University of California or California State University.
- Learning Style Survey for College -The Learning Style Survey is designed to help you become a more successful student. It includes a short assessment to help you identify your learning style and a set of recommended learning strategies to help you study in a productive manner.
- What Can I Do With This Major? Wondering how to connect majors to careers? Click on MAJORS of interest to see outlines of common career areas, employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities. Choose LINKS to find a list of websites that provide additional information. SelectPRINTABLE for a PDF version.
Understand that the areas and websites are representative of typical career paths associated with each major and NOT a comprehensive list. Explore multiple majors to learn about a wide range of career opportunities.
- ONET: O*NET OnLine has detailed descriptions of the world of work for use by job seekers, workforce development and HR professionals, students, and researchers. Obtain current job descriptions for various industries, labor market trends, educational requirements, salary expectations and More!
- Myplan: helps students and professionals plan more fulfilling lives by making well-informed decisions about their education and careers. Whether you’re deciding on what college to go to, choosing a major, planning ahead for your first career, or thinking about making a career change, MyPlan.com can help you explore options and bring clarity and insight into figuring out what’s right for you.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook: Developed by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), this is the nation’s premier source for career information! The profiles featured here cover hundreds of occupations and describe What They Do, Work Environment, How to Become One, Pay, and more. Each profile also includes BLS employment projections for the 2010–20 decade.
- California Career Zone: Explore your interests, skills and workplace values. Research “job families” and occupations. Find colleges based on majors and discover how much your education will cost. If you create a free account, you can save your results and also create resumes and more.
Welcome to Transfer & Career Exploration
About Transfer Career Exploration (TCE)
Transferring to a four-year college or university is an important step in your educational career. Contra Costa College Transfer & Career Exploration will help you with transfer preparation to a college or university of your choice through workshops, activities, events, and one-on-one advising.
Understand the Transfer Process:
- Attend workshops on filling out transfer applications, writing the personal statement, getting into competitive universities, UC Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAGs) and more.
- Get help with one-on-one transfer advising and assistance.
Connect with University Representatives:
- Make an appointment with university representatives to learn more about your desired transfer institutions.
- Attend Contra Costa Fall Transfer Day
Celebrate Transfer Success:
- Attend the annual Transfer Achievement Celebration held in late spring specifically for transferring students.
- Be featured on the Transfer Hall of Fame wall
Hours and Location
Transfer and Career Exploration is now merged with the Counseling Department. For further information about transfer of career or to make an appointment with a counselor, contact the Counseling Department at 510.215.3934 or 510.215.3936 or click on this link to make an online appointment. The Counseling Department is located in SSC-108 in the Student Services Center.
Five Steps to Success for Transfer
Step 1: Determine which college or university you are transferring to
- Out of state
Step 2: Determine your Major: Use the college catalogs, EUREKA program, and other college reference materials to assist you.
Step 3: Complete an Educational Plan with your counselor.
Step 4:The minimum number of units you’ll need to transfer are as follows:
- CSU: 60 transferable units
- UC: 60 transferable units
- Private: varies by college
- Out-of-state: varies by college
Step 5: There are several general education curricula that you can complete to satisfy the college requirements. Come to the Transfer/Career Center or see a counselor for options.
- CSU general education (For CSU transfer only)
- IGETC (for CSU and UC transfer)
- L&S pre-requisites (for UC only)