More often than not, California State University (CSU) or University of California (UC) campuses are the most popular transfer destinations for LASC students. This is mostly because they are public universities that have more affordable transfer options in California with standardized minimum admission requirements. This makes it easy to know exactly what you need to transfer there successfully.
California State University
CSUs have set up a list of Transfer Admissions Requirements with California community colleges for most of the programs they offer.
Keep in mind, if the program you want to study has an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) at LASC, these degrees from LASC already have all of the required courses you need to get into a CSU in that major, and if you successfully complete your degree, you automatically have priority admission into a CSU!
Note: it may not be the CSU of your choice, as certain CSU programs are more popular than others. These are called impacted programs which means there are more students wanting to get into them than there are spaces available. Yet, you will still have guaranteed admission into a CSU that does have room for you. Talk with your academic counselor about which CSUs have your major and which might be impacted.
University of California
UCs also have a list of Transfer Admissions Requirements with California community colleges for most of the programs they offer. These agreements are all listed so you know exactly what you will need to transfer to a UC campus. And, like CSUs, many UCs, have transfer agreements called Transfer Admission Guarantees, or TAGs which will be discussed in the next step.
These links will help you find out exactly what you’ll need to take to transfer to a UC campus of your choice:
ASSIST Articulation Website
The ASSIST website is an excellent resource for finding lower-division major prep requirements
from California community colleges and the equivalent courses at the CSU and UC system.
Your familiarity and experience in navigating these resources will help you to build a transfer plan with your academic counselor.
An articulation agreement is an agreement between two college campuses that ensure the transferability of courses to meet major and general education requirements.
View Articulation Agreements between LASC and California Public Institutions, Private & Out-of-State Colleges & Universities, HBCUs, and other Articulation resources.