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HBCU Transfer Information for Students & Parents

California Community College students may now take advantage of a new initiative that facilitates the transfer to a number of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).  

By completing the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum requirements (known as IGETC and accepted at both the University of California and the California State University) or the California State University General Education Breadth pattern (known as CSU GE) and obtaining a transfer-level associate degree (60 units) with a 2.5 or higher grade point average, students are guaranteed admission with junior standing to participating HBCUs.

Students may also opt to transfer with 30 or more University of California or California State University transferable units and a 2.5 or higher grade point average.  Units will be accepted for general education, pre major or elective units.


Advantages of this program include:

  • Guaranteed Admissions to participating HBCUs and acceptance of completed transfer-level community college classes
  • Simplified Transfer Process
  • Priority consideration for housing
  • Consideration for transfer scholarships for students with a 3.2 or higher grade point average
    (based on funding availability)
  • Pre-admission advisement

If you are interested in learning more about any of the participating HBCUs, then complete the Student Interest Form and forward it to any of Primary Contacts found at the bottom of this page:


Participating Historically Black Colleges and Universities:

Students Applying for Admission to One or More Participating HBCUs

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 following at a California Community College:

  • 30 UC or CSU transferable units, or an Associate Transfer degree
  • A 2.5 or higher GPA

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.

Apply Now to One or More Participating HBCUs

Please note that when applying you will be redirected to the Common Black College Application web site that contains the HBCUs listed above as well as additional HBCUs currently not participating in the California Community College HBCU transfer program.  You are encouraged to apply to as many HBCUs that interest you; however, only those HBCUs listed above can guarantee the program's benefits.