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Transfer Agreements with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)

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In an agreement signed March 17, 2015 between the California Community Colleges and nine historically black colleges and universities, California community college students who complete certain academic requirements are now guaranteed transfer to a participating historically black college and university campus.

Historically black colleges and universities were established primarily to serve the higher education needs of the black community, however they are open to students of any ethnicity.  There are 105 historically black colleges and universities in the country, with most located in the South and East Coast.  They all award bachelor’s degrees in many fields. Some also award masters and doctorate degrees.

California community college transfer students have an opportunity to guarantee admission to participating Historically Black Colleges and Universities through the HBCU Transfer Agreement.  

Under the agreement, students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher and meets one of the following criteria may obtain a guarantee to a participating HBCU:

·         Student will earn an AA-T or AS-T, or

·         Student will earn an AA degree or AS degree that includes the completion of either the University of California Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC), or the California State University General Education Breadth pattern (CSU GE Breadth), or

·         Completion of 30 transferrable semester units.

Students who qualify for this guarantee may obtain an application fee waiver code when it is time to apply to your HBCU.

HBCUs who offer this guarantee may be found below:

Bennett College

Bethune-Cookman University

Central State University

Clark Atlanta University

Dillard University

Fisk University

Florida Memorial University

Grambling State University

Huston-Tillotson University

Kentucky State University

Lane College

Lincoln University of Missouri

Lincoln University of Pennsylvania

Philander Smith College

Stillman College

Talladega College

Tougaloo College

Tuskegee University

West Virginia State University

Wiley College


Current and prospective community college students are encouraged to meet with a counselor to review their options for transfer and to develop an educational plan that best meets their goals and needs.


Contact Transfer Counselor/Instructor Frances Fon at ffon@chabotcollege.edu.

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