The Transfer Process
Most athletes with the exception of Qualifiers and 4-2-4 transfer students are required to have an AA degree in order to transfer and be eligible to continue playing your sport at the university. The AA must include two semesters of TRANSFERABLE English, one semester of TRANSFERABLE Math and one Sciecne course.
To meet these requirements, students should follow the IGETC or CSU GE Plans found on the Transfer Center website. These general ed plans are approximately 35-40 units and completion of these plans plus other units to equal 60 results in an Associates degree. The general education courses consist of approximately 35-40 units, the rest of your units will consist of “Major Preparation” courses and “Elective” courses for a total of 60 units.
How to Apply for an AA or AS Degree
1. See the Athletic Counselor each semester to check progress towards degree. Please have and official copy of all transcripts from other colleges/universities attended sent to the Admissions Office.
2. Graduation petitions should be submitted during your final semester at Pierce. You may obtain a petition at the Graduation Office. It is recommended that you schedule an appointment with the Athletic Counselor for a final Graduation check prior to filing your petition. Please check posted deadlines for submitting Graduation Petitions.
3. Turn in petition to Graduation Office.
|General Education (from IGETC or CSU Plan)
Major Courses (look on www.assist.org)
Electives (must be transferable course)
TOTAL = 60 units
The key to successful transfer is in sticking with your SEP (Student Educational Plan) and paying attention to all-important DEADLINES. Once you are ready to transfer, you must apply one year in advance. For instance, if you want to be admitted in the fall term you will need to apply in the preceding Oct/Nov. Winter and Spring applicants will need to apply during the summer. You can apply to UC and CSU on-line:
If you will be transferring to a UC or CSU school, make sure that you get “Certified” by going to our Graduation Office. “Certification” means you have completed all of your lower division General Education courses at Pierce College meaning the university that you transfer to cannot make you take additional General Education courses once you transfer. It is your responsibility to get certified.