Community College Plan

In general, a transfer student is one who begins their college academic career at one institution (usually community college), earns some credits through completion of coursework, and then decides for whatever reason to transfer to a different school to finish their education. As long as you graduate with a high school diploma or GED, you can go to a two year California community college for free. This is for California residents. 

If you want to transfer to a UC or Cal State, please consider the TAG Program

TAG Program

A. Do not take community college classes before speaking to community college counselor if you want to participate in the TAG Program. Often you will need take classes across multiple community colleges in order to finish in 2 years.

B. This is a program that offers students from a community college guaranteed admissions to several colleges and universities, usually one year prior to transfer.

C. Once you are accepted into the TAG Program, every community college has the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) series of courses to complete in order to satisfy freshman/sophomore level general education requirements before transferring to most colleges and majors at UC Campuses. Be sure to look at YOUR SPECIFIC SCHOOL'S IGETC class requirements to satisfy the UC College pathway.

D. Based on the school and the major you would like to study, you need to go to the Assist website to meet all the requirements to get into that major.

Additional Links for TAG Program


Davis, Irvine, SB, SC, Merced, Riverside (9/1 - 10/15 for fall term)

Complete the online TAG application and submit it during the appropriate filling period: September 1-30, 2020 for Fall 2021 admission (or May 1-31, 2021 for winter/spring 2022). Transfer students to a UC must complete at least 60 units of UC transferable credits.

Community Colleges List


    1.   Merritt IGETC  

  2. Merritt Dual Enrollment with four partner high schools (Castlemont, Met West, Skyline, and Tennyson)   - This is an example of high school and community partnership. Check your local high school for a similar program. 

  3. Peralta Admissions Application , Peralta Concurrent Enrollment Form

    1. Students 10th grade or higher may enroll in the Peralta Community College District to take courses of interest to them or to fulfill requirements. Peralta Community College has campuses in Alameda, Berkeley, and at Laney and Merritt College in Oakland.

    2. Once the application is completed please print or write down the confirmation number of the application. Read the class schedule and choose a course you would like to take. 

  4.  Peralta Community College District  

  5. Puente Program at Merritt College 

  6. Umoja/Sankofa at Merritt College African-American students

  7. Los Medanos College 

  8. Oakland Promise Schools 

  9. PierceK-12 FORM

  10. MOORPARK K-12 form   

  11. SMC K-12 Form  

  12. LA Valley College K-12: 

  13. IGETC for Pierce

  14. IGETC  Moorpark

  15. IGETC  SMC  

  16. IGETC Valley College  

  17. USC Articulation agreement 

  18.  Concurrent Enrollment SMC

  19. Rate My Professors

  20. CSU Campuses  CSU’s on a Map 

  21. CSU minimum admission requirements  

  22. Berkeley Community College Transfer Services 

  23. UCLA Community College Transfer Services

Career Based Example Community College Classes


Berkeley City College

  1. Career Technical Education (CTE) Programs:  

  2. Analytical Chemistry

  3. Biotechnology

  4. Business

    1. Accounting

    2. Business Administration

    3. General Business

    4. Office Technology

  5. Computer Information Systems

    1. Applied Computer Information Systems

    2. Web Programming

    3. Advanced Windows Desktop

    4. Computer Programming

  6. Multimedia Arts

    1. Animation & Game Design

    2. Animation

    3. Game Design

    4. Mobile and Web Design 

    5. Video Arts

  7. Social Work & Human Services

    1. Health & Human Services