Transfer Services

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​The Evergreen Valley College Transfer Center offers services and resources to help students make informative transfer decisions to facilitate a smoother transition to a  university. 

Transfer Services: Transfer Day, Transfer Workshops, University Representative Visits, and University Tours. 

Transfer Resources: U C Transfer Admissions Planning Online Tools, Transfer Admissions Agreements, Transfer Admission Guarantees, and Transfer Related Materials.


Step 1: Declare a Major 

If you are undecided on a major, we can help you select a major that is right for you! Make an appointment with a counselor today. To research majors, click here for the Eureka link.

Step 2: Choose A Degree

EVC offers 11 Associate Degree for Transfers (ADTs) which offer a guaranteed admission to a CSU. See list below.

Step 3: Select a University 
Compare CSU, UC, and Private Colleges. Explore CSU/UC profiles in the Quick Links section on the right side of this page. If you do not know which UC you will attend, you can choose your major and courses that goes to all UCs offering that major by clicking on the UC Transfer Pathways link here

Step 4: Create a Transfer Plan Once you decide on a major and select a university, schedule an appointment with any counselor to discuss transfer requirements, and develop a transfer plan. For more information, visit the ASSIST website ​here.

Step 5: Apply to Transfer

Students apply to a University one year in advance when they have completed 30 Transferable units. Read CSU and UC Admissions Application & Transfer Requirements below. If you are applying to a University of California read the Personal Insight Questions information on the Quick Links on the right side of this page.

Step 6: After Applying to a University

After applying to a U.C. research Transfer checklists below. Attend a CSU or UC "Next Steps" workshop.


A guaranteed admission to a CSU which provides a GPA bump when applying to an impacted campus.

Evergreen Valley College's approved ADTs:


  • Child & Adolescent Development
  • Communication Studies
  • Economics
  • English
  • History
  • Kinesiology
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Studio Arts


  • Administration of Justice
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Math
  • Physics

​​For more information on EVC's Associate Degrees for Transfer, please visit the College Catalog​ page. An ADT is a transfer degree offered at California Community Colleges which offers a student who also meets the CSU minimum eligibility requirements, guaranteed admission to a CSU, but not necessarily to a particular campus or major. Once admitted and enrolled, a student can complete his or her bachelor's degree with a minimum of 60 units. It is important to meet with a counselor to find out if this degree is appropriate for you and to make sure that you are following the right pathway.


Know Your Major 
Learn how to choose a major that leads to a career.

  UC Transfer Pathways

If you're starting out at a California community college and know which major you want to study but haven't decided which UC campuses to apply to, there is a simple way to keep your options open as you prepare for your major.

Follow one of our new Transfer Pathways, a single set of courses you can take to prepare for your major on any of our nine undergraduate campuses. Click on UC Transfer Pathways on the right side of this page.

EVC Transfer Pathways

CSU, UC, or Private College which is the best for you? Research the CSU, UC, and Private college system and decide which universities to attend. Explore university profiles.

*Transfer Planning--once you decide on a major and select a university, schedule an appointment with a counselor to discuss transfer requirements, and create a Transfer plan.



Cal State Apply

Explore CSU campuses and majors, admission requirements, financial aid options, and apply to a CSU.

CSU Educational Opportunity Program 

Apply to a CSU and the Educational Opportunity Program 

CSU International Student 

Learn admission requirements to apply to a CSU as an International student.


UC International Student Admission Requirements

Led by a UC Santa Cruz International Transfer representative.

UC Transfer Admission Planner 

Start your transfer plan with a UC TAP, an online tool designed to track your progress towards a U C.

UC Transfer Admission Guarantee 

Guarantee your transfer admission with a UC TAG, a written agreement guaranteeing admission.

UC Personal Insights 

An overview of the new UC Personal Insights questions, now part of the UC application. 

UC Apply 

Apply to a UC one year before you plan to transfer, workshop led by a UC representative.


The CSU system is one of the largest most diverse, and affordable systems in the country. Twenty-three campuses to choose from! 

Apply to Multiple CSUs at the same time online!

No essay required. Fee $55 each CSU

Send official transcripts from all colleges and request a CSU G.E. or IGETC certification from the EVC Admissions and Records office

CSU Application Filing Period 

Fall October 1 - November 30th

Winter June 1 - 30

Spring August 1 - 30 

Summer February 1 -28

Need help applying to a CSU? Sign up for a Cal State Apply workshop Student Center SC-250


Minimum Transfer Eligibility Requirements: 

  • 60 CSU-transferable units 
  • 2.0 GPA* (minimum GPA, may vary by campus and major)
  • 39 GE CSU-transferable units, completed with grades of "C" or better, which must include:
    • Area A (Oral Communication, Written Communication & Critical Thinking) 
    • Area B (Scientific Inquiry & Quantitative Reasoning)
    • Area C (Arts & Humanities)
    • Area D (Social Sciences)
    • Area E (Lifelong Learning & Self-Development)

Note: Summer courses may not be used to satisfy fall admission requirements.

Our Counselors develop major and campus specific academic plans to assist with the transition to transfer to a CSU, UC, or Private University. To make an appointment with a counselor go to, click on Student Success on the right hand side, then click on "To Schedule My Own Counseling Appointment" or call the Counseling office at (408)270-6475.​


UC Applicatio​n Filing Period 

UC TAP Start Now

Click on New Student: Creating an account is easy! ​

UC TAG September 1-30

UC Apply November 1-30

One year before you plan to transfer
Fee $70 Each

*UCSF only accepts Graduate and Professional students for Medical/Health Science


Minimum Upper Division Transfer Requirements:

Complete a minimum of 60 transferable units, which includes general education, major preparation, and electives.

Complete the "Big Three" as soon as possible with a "C" or better.

2 transferable English Composition courses

1 transferable course in Mathematical Concepts and Quantitative Reasoning

  • Complete major preparation coursework. The UC gives high priority to students who are academically prepared. Visit for more information on major prep work.
  • Complete a minimum of 4 transferable GE courses from at least 2 of the following IGETC categories.

Area3 Arts and Humanities

Area 4 Social and Behavioral Science

Area 5 Physical and Biological Science

Note: Not all UC campuses or majors accept IGETC. Read IGETC information on the Quick Links on the right side of this page. Please see a counselor for appropriate course selection.

  • To be eligible to apply, a minimum GPA of 2.4 is required. However, certain majors and campuses require a higher GPA. See a counselor for more details.
  • Apply online during application period at​


Start your transfer plan with a UC TAP an online tool designed to help you track your progress towards a UC

Start your UC TAP Today! Click here UC TAP 

New Student: Creating an account is easy! Start Now 

Use your EVC Educational Plan to enter courses completed and planned. 

TAP information can be easily downloaded to your TAG or UC Application when applying for admission. 

Sign up for a UC TAP workshop on the Transfer and Career Webpage or in the Student Center SC-250.


Guarantee your transfer admission to a UC campus with a TAG a written agreement guaranteeing admission to a UC

What is TAG?

Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) is a written or online agreement between you, Evergreen Valley College and the participating four year college or university. If you meet the criteria and maintain eligibility for a specific college or university, you are guaranteed admission for that application cycle. For more information on TAG requirements, please go to the website for the specific UC campus. Please note that all information is subject to change. Consult with your counselor and visit each UC campus website for changes and updates.​

Which UC campuses participates in TAG?

  • UC Davis 
  • UC Irvine ​
  • UC Riverside 
  • UC Santa Barbara 
  • UC Santa Cruz 
  • UC Merced​

(Note: You can only apply for one UC TAG, but you can apply through regular admission to as many UC campuses as you wish).

Why participate in TAG?

  • Early review of your academic records
  • Advance admission notification
  • Specific guidance about major preparation and general education coursework
  • Guaranteed admission upon completion of all admission and TAG requirements by the end of Spring semester prior to Fall admission

What are the requirements for TAG?

  • Have at least 30 transferrable units at the time of application
  • Have at least 60 transferrable units completed by the end of the spring semester prior to Fall admission
  • Complete coursework and maintain GPA required by the university. Some majors require specific preparation courses. Please check each campus website for details

How do I apply for TAG?

  • Make sure you have your academic records from all colleges and universities you attended​
  • Complete a TAG application by using the UC Transfer Admission Planner (TAP). 
  • Create an account by logging on to
  • Review your completed application. For assistance, make an appointment with your counselor or speak with a UC representative
  • Submit your TAG application between September 1-30, one year before you plan to transfer​
  • Submit a UC application between November 1 - 30 at For more information, speak with a counselor.​

Click on the following Links for UC TAG information:

UC Davis

UC Irvine

UC Merced

UC Riverside

UC Santa Barbara

UC Santa Cruz

TAG Application


University of California  


IrvineLos Angeles

MercedRiversid​eSanta BarbaraSanta CruzSan Diego​

HISTORICAL BLACK COLLEGE & UNIV. California Community Colleges Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Transfer Program Transfer Guarantee Agreements will facilitate a smooth transition for students from all of the California Community Colleges to partnered HBCUs. These agreements will simplify the transfer process and reduce students' need to take unnecessary courses, thereby shortening the time to degree completion with a cost saving.

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have an excellent academic track record. While only about 17 percent of black undergraduate students attend an HBCU, more than 28 percent of African-Americans who receive a bachelor's degree obtain them from an HBCU. These colleges and universities are also leading institutions in awarding degrees to African-American students in the life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics and engineering programs.

37 Participating Institutions:

Alabama State University

Benedict College

Central State University

Dillard University

Florida Memorial University

Harris-Stowe State University

Lane College

Mississippi Valley State University

Shaw University

Talladega College

Tougaloo College

West Virginia State University

Alcorn State University

Bethune-Cookman University

Claflin University

Edward Waters College

Fort Valley State University

Huston-Tillotson University

Lincoln University of MO

North Carolina Central University

Southern University and A&M College

Tennessee State University

Tuskegee University

Wiley College

Arkansas Baptist College

Bowie State University

Clark Atlanta University

Fisk University

Grambling State University

Kentucky State University

Lincoln University of PA

Philander Smith College

Stillman College

Texas Southern University

Virginia State University

Xavier University




Contact Info:

Catherine Kost
Program Coordinator - Promise/Transfer

408-274-7900 X6638

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