Transfer Process

The Transfer Process

Over 950 Chabot College students transferred to a four-year university throughout 2019-2020! Explore your options, learn about the opportunities and requirements, partner with your counselor and university representative to develop your transfer plan to get on course and on your way!

EXPLORE  PREPARE/PLAN APPLY  DECIDE & TRANSITION 

EXPLORE

  • Inquire with your instructor(s) about their discipline, how they landed at their area of study, and suggestions they have to further explore it by way of research projects, student clubs, volunteer/internship opportunites.
  • Institutions have different names for different majors and there are implications on courses to take and admission requirements to meet so give yourself the opportunity and time you deserve to explore and find programs that fit you. Below are some examples:
Chabot College Samples of Related Majors

AA-T Psychology

UC Irvine: Psychology, Cognitive Science, Psychological Science

AA-T English

UC Berkeley: Classics, Comparative Literature, English

AS-T Biology

UC Davis: Animal Biology, Animal Science, Biological Sciences, Cell Biology, 

Entomology, Evolution, Ecology and Biodiversity, Genetics and Genomics, 

Global Disease Biology, Neurobiology, Physiology and Behavior, Plant Biology

Research university majors for:

  • And, just because Chabot College doesn't offer a particular major doesn't mean you can't pursue it for transfer. Examples of this would include B.S. in Construction Management or B.S. in Hospitality at CSU East Bay. If you know your major and want to know the best undergraduate programs across the United States for your area of study, contact Transfer Center Counselor Ms. Frances Fon for the resource at ffon@chabotcollege.edu

PREPARE/PLAN 

  • Meet with university representatives to obtain specific information and opportunities given your personal and intellectual interests and needs. This may include:
    • Identifying the major/program offered by the university that reflect your interest and pursuits. 
    • Identify Chabot courses you can take for your intended major at the university.
    • Specific course or grade requirements to be considered or competitive for the major.
    • If applicable, their transfer admission guarantee (TAG) program and eligibility requirements.
    • If applicable, the benefits of earning a Chabot Associate Degree for Transfer.
    • Information about financial aid, housing, support services (e.g. disability accommodations, family housing, childcare, etc.), and  transfer student opportunities after arriving at campus.
    • Having your UC Transfer Admission Planner reviewed in preparation for transfer, application, and/or submit it for a UC TAG.
  • Partner with a counselor (and decide on the one you want to partner with throughout the duration of your time at Chabot) to talk out your goals, personal situations, and aspirations. Ultimately, your goal is to partner with your counselor in developing your customized education plan that reflects your transfer goal(s) and intended major at your prospective universities. This plan takes into account your personal desires, circumstances, short-term & long-term aspirations. It may reflect courses that lead to earning multiple certificates or degrees from Chabot and/or obtaining a transfer admission guarantee to a participating university.
  • Partner with your instructors to continue engaging in your discipline and/or area of study. Seek their recommendations on research projects, student clubs, volunteer/internship opportunites, career prospects, industry developments, and additional ways to dig deeper into your field.
  • Learn how to use ASSIST to:
    • Search for classes you can take at Chabot to make progress on the CSU/UC major (called Articulation Agreements by Major),
    • Search for classes that are CSU and/or UC transferable,
    • Search for classes that fulfill the CSU GE or IGETC pattern.
    • Start with ASSIST Tutorials.
  • Your university representative(s), counselors, and instructors have a immense amount of knowledge and recommendations. It is good practice to meet regularly throughout your time at Chabot as each session will result in you refining your plan and making progress toward your goal.
  • Consider how your spend your time outside of school. Whether it is work, childcare, or extracurricular/leisure activities/hobbies, the time we spend outside of school reflect our circumstances, priorities, values, etc.. Think about how this might translate to any discussions in admission application essays, UC personal insight questions, scholarship applications, etc..

APPLY

  • The vast majority of universities expect students to have identified the university major and made progress in courses for that intended major in order to submit an admission application. It is highly recommended that you take the time to EXPLORE and PREPARE/PLAN so when you get to this stage of the transfer process, you aren't having to figure out your life goal(s) and what classes to take next semester in order to submit an application. Without application fee waivers, it can easily cost $100+ to apply and turn in transcripts to each transfer school. To make each dollar count in the expenses related to applying for transfer, aim to prepare and plan well for transfer.
  • Be ready to apply to 3 to 5 universities reflecting your intended major, varying degree of competitiveness into the program, and/or desired support services, location, housing, and financial aid/scholarships. 
  • Remember to apply for financial aid and scholarships! Attend FAFSA/CalDream Act workshops provided by our Financial Aid Office for assistance completing the financial aid application. Attend the Transfer Application Workshop Series on topics related to Funding Your Transfer Education, Interpreting Your University Financial Aid Award, and Budgeting.

DECIDE & TRANSITION

  • Attend the Transfer Application Workshop Series for help making sense of admissions offers, denials, waitlists, financial aid awards, enrollment decision deposits, transcript requests, etc..
  • Meet with your university representative to address topics such as:
    • Next steps after submitting the application
    • I made course changes after submitting the application, how do I handle it?
    • Financial aid, housing, transfer student orientation
    • I was denied admission. Why? Can I appeal?
    • How do I figure out what classes to sign up for at the university?

Questions? Contact Transfer Center Counselor Ms. Frances Fon at ffon@chabotcollege.edu.