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Participating Universities

Many colleges have transfer guarantees in partnership with Mission College.

Resources & Upcoming Workshops

University of California

Below are links to specific universities and their individual requirements. A complete set of information is at our Articulation to UCs:

Minimum General Requirements

  1. TAGs are usually submitted one year in advance
  2. 30 transferable units completed by the time the application is submitted
  3. A minimum G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher
  4. 60 transferable units be completed by the end of the spring semester for fall admission

The UC TAG application is now part of the UC Transfer Admission Planner.  TAG applicants can apply for a TAG with only one UC campus. 

Students can access and complete the online form without meeting with a Mission College counselor, however, students are highly encouraged to attend one of the UC TAG workshops in order to reduce errors in their applications.

Students can register for a workshop at the Transfer Center by calling (408) 855-5115 (Transfer Center Events).

Cal State Universities

Among others, our students have transferred to local universities like San Jose State and Cal State East Bay (in Hayward). A complete set of information is at our Articulation to Cal States.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities

If you are interested in transferring to an HBCU, consider particpating in Umoja. Umoja includes tours of these schools as well as empowering and motivating African-American students and other students from disproportionately impacted populations.

Alabama State University
Alcorn State University
Arkansas Baptist College
Benedict College
Bennett College
Bethune-Cookman University
Bowie State University
Central State University
Clafin University
Clark Atlanta University
Dillard University
Edward Waters College
Fisk University
Florida Memorial University
Fort Valley State University
Grambling State University
Harris-Stowe State University
Huston-Tillotson University
Kentucky State University
Lane College
Lincoln University of Missouri
Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
Mississippi Valley State University
North Carolina Central University
Philander Smith University
Shaw University
Southern University and A&M College
Stillman College
Talladega College
Tennessee State University
Texas Southern University
Tougaloo College
Tuskegee University
Virginia State University
West Virginia State University
Wiley College
Xavier University of Louisiana


Minimum General Requirements

1.  An Associate Degree for Transfer awarded by a California Community College with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher, that meets any one of the following requirements:

  • The degree includes the completion and certification of the lower division Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) used by California Community College students to prepare to transfer to the University of California and California State University systems; or
  • The degree includes the completion and certification of the lower division California State University General Education Breadth patters; or
  • The degree is an Associate of Arts for Transfer (AA-T) degree or an Associate of Science for Transfer (AS-T) degree.  These degrees are designed to provide a clear pathway to a CSU major and baccalaureate degree.


2.  A minimum 30 transferable semester units with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher.

How to Apply

California Community College students may submit an application for admission to any one or more of the participating HBCUs for the Fall or Spring semester.

The application fee may be waived when it is determined by a counselor that a student will meet the Guarantee Transfer Agreement criteria.  The fee waiver code can be provided by a Community College counselor or a Transfer Center Director.

Before applying, students must meet with a counselor and be close to completing the Transfer Admission Guarantee requirements.  At the time of application, students must mail official transcripts directly to interested HBCUs. High School information is not required for Community College students.  

Students are encouraged to obtain an application code from a Community College counselor.  This code when entered in the payment section will waive the application fee.

The participating HBCU campuses use the Common Black College Application.  Students interested in the TAG Program are encouraged to schedule an appointment with Rebecca Tran or Yolanda Coleman in the Counseling Office.

Umoja may also be of use to you if you are interested in attending an HBCU.

Santa Clara University

Mission College also partners with Santa Clara University to offer a Transfer Admissions Agreement.

Minimum Requirements
  • Only available for majors in the  College of Arts and Sciences (excludes  Economics major)
  • Only for admission in the fall term
  • At least 2/3 of the required subject areas must be completed at the time the TAA is submitted.
    • For example, English, Math, and Science are required, thus, two of those three areas must be complete.
    • The third subject area can be in progress at the time of submission.
    • TAA's submitted with only one -or none- of the required subjects completed will be rejected.
  • A minimum 3.3 transferable GPA is required at the time the TAA is submitted
  • Transcripts (unofficial are fine) must be submitted with the signed TAA. However, official transcripts are needed to complete the Common application.
How to Apply
  1. Meet with a Mission College counselor to complete and submit the TAA Form. Mission College will forward the signed TAA along with all college transcripts to Santa Clara University.

    Note: Students must bring unofficial transcripts from all colleges attended other than Mission and West Valley to the appointment. If transcripts are not available, there may be a delay in submitting the TAA to Santa Clara University.

  2. Apply to Santa Clara University via the Common Application, by the April 15 deadline. However, students are encouraged to apply sooner for a quicker response.
  • Feb 1 is the priority submission date
  • Applications can still be processed until the April 15 deadline.  However, Santa Clara University has rolling admissions, so admission applying earlier is best.

Applications are accepted from January 7 – April 15 every year, and applicants are notified of admission decisions between February and May. 

Palo Alto University

Mission College also partners with Palo Alto University to offer a Transfer Admissions Agreement.

Minimum Requirements
  • 60 semester transferable units
  • Minimum 2.00 GPA
  • Only courses with a "C" grade or better are accepted
  • Completion of the CSU GE - Breadth
Arizona State

Arizona State University currently offers guaranteed admission to California Community College Students.

Minimum Requirements
  • completion of at least 24 transferable semester credits with a minimum cumulative transfer GPA of 3.00 (4.00=“A”) plus either a final high school transcript or GED


  • a fully certified Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or California State University General Education (CSUGE), with a minimum cumulative transfer GPA of 2.50 plus either a final high school transcript or GED 


  • an associate degree with a minimum cumulative transfer GPA of 2.50

How to apply

  1. Complete the sign-up form for the Guaranteed Program for Admission.
  2. Apply for admission to ASU when you’re ready to transfer.
  3. Enroll in classes at ASU to achieve your undergraduate degree.

View a timeline for the Guaranteed Program for Admission. 

Other Colleges

A list of out-of-state colleges and their equivalencies.

A list of independent colleges and their equivalences, such as Santa Clara, USC, San Francisco and Pacific.