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Transfer Admission Guarantees

Transfer Admission Guarantees 

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Participating Universities

Many colleges have transfer guarantees. Please see details below for more information

University of California
UC System

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
Cal State System

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
Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Bennett College, North Carolina
Dillard University, Louisiana
Fisk University, Tennessee
Lincoln University, Missouri
Philander Smith College, Arkansas
Stillman College, Alabama
Talladega College, Alabama
Tuskegee University, Alabama
Wiley College, Texas

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.

Palo Alto University
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

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, Notre Dame de Namur, USC, San Francisco and Pacific.