Do you need an Associate Degree transfer?
No, you just need to meet the admission eligibility requirements
of the university to which you are transferring. However, there
are two Associate degree patterns that are designed to make it
easy to get the Associate degree and meet the university
eligibility requirements at the same time. Consult with a
counselor about using CSU General Education or
IGETC as a major
for your Associate degree.
Are the freshman and sophomore courses that students take
at College of the Canyons the same as those at the four-year
Yes. Most students complete their general education courses
during their first two years. College of the Canyons has
articulated general education course patterns that are considered
equivalent to those at California State Universities and the
University of California.
Are there advantages to starting your college career at a
community college like College of the Canyons rather than the four
Yes, there are several important advantages. The community
colleges are much less expensive, more conveniently located, and
often have smaller classes at the freshman and sophomore levels
than the four-year schools. Also, it is often easier to get into
the college of your choice at the junior level than it is to get
in at the freshman level directly out of high school. Finally,
community college teachers only task is to teach—they are not
required to write articles or books or do research—and
consequently they have more time for students.
Are College of the Canyons transfer students as successful
at the university as students who started the university as
Yes, our transfer students, on average, do as well as and in
some cases better than, students who started as freshmen at the
- How can I improve my chances for being accepted to the
university of my choice?
It is important to be as academically well prepared as possible.
Work with a counselor to develop a student educational plan that
will include completion of your lower division general education
and major preparation. At universities where the admissions
process is more competitive, having a strong grade point average
is also important. In addition, some universities are looking for
students who can not only excel academically but who are also
involved in campus or community activities.
- How do I select a transfer campus?
The Transfer Center offers
access to a variety of resources that enable you to make informed
decisions about which transfer school is right for you. There are
number of considerations when selecting a transfer school, e.g.
location, major offered/not offered, size of student body,
availability of classes, cost, etc. Throughout the year,
representatives from four-year colleges and universities visit the
COC campus, offering an opportunity for you to seek answers to
your questions. In some cases you may make an individual
appointment to see a university representative at COC. In
addition, each year the Transfer Center sponsors a Transfer Day
that brings over thirty college and university representatives
together on the COC campus at one time.
It is important to meet with
the university representatives when they are on the COC campus but
it is recommended that you also visit the college and university
campuses you are considering for transfer. The Transfer Center can
assist you with obtaining information on individual campus open
houses and special opportunities for potential transfer students.
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