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We provide resources and services to all Sierra College students with a commitment to their education and successful transfer to a university. We are also committed to supporting the underserved and historically underrepresented students in the transfer process.

Our goal is to provide students and college faculty with information for transfer research and effective transfer planning to the University of California (UC), California State University (CSU), out-of-state and independent colleges and universities.

To provide the best possible services in meeting the needs of our students, the following activities and services are available:

  • Workshops on transfer-related topics (admission requirements, specific major and general education requirements and transfer procedures) presented throughout the year
  • Contact with university representatives through campus visits and tours
  • University of California (UC) Transfer Admissions Guarantee (TAG) programs
  • Assistance with completing university admission applications
  • Advising appointments with four-year university representatives
  • Special events such as the Annual College and University Day that brings representatives from over 50 different colleges and universities to Sierra College to provide valuable information for our transferring students
  • Computer access available for student use and other resource materials: transfer websites, articulation agreement information, and electronic college catalogs

These activities, events, and resources collectively assist students in the transition from Sierra College to baccalaureate colleges and universities.

Using Articulation Helps With the Transfer Process

The complexity of transferring is further reduced by the use of course Articulation. Articulation lists equivalent lower-division major coursework to be completed for transfer to the CSU, UC system and specific private institutions.

Visit: for information regarding lower division major course articulation for the UC and CSU systems.

TAG Agreements

TAG agreements are programs entered into by the student and a UC or private school. It is a contract listing the exact courses you must take and the GPA required for guaranteed admission to that institution. All the UC's (except for UC Berkeley, UCSD and UCLA) offer Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAGs) to eligible California community college students. Sign up for your TAP (Transfer Admission Planner) your first semester at Sierra College or as soon as possible to start your TAG at

To attend an informational TAG workshop, contact the Career and Transfer Connections at (916) 660-7481, Counseling Center at (916) 660-7400.

Questions? Email

Transfer Guarantee to Historically Black Colleges and Universities

Link to their website

Transfer Application

Application Timelines for CSUs - Apply at

  • June 1-30, 2015 for Winter Quarter 2016 Admission (if available)
  • August 1-31, 2015 for Spring Semester 2016 Admission (if available)
  • October 1-November 30, 2015 for Fall Semester 2016 Admission

UC Application Guidelines and Timelines

  • July 1-31, 2016 for Winter Quarter 2016 Admission (if available)
  • November 1-30, 2016 for Fall 2017 Admission

UC Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAGs)

The University of California has an excellent resource for students regarding the application process. Click on the link to go to the “Transfer Application Tips and Tools” pdf from the UC system: 

This provides information regarding gathering necessary information, researching your options, financial aid and scholarships, personal statement tips and important deadlines. Once you have gathered your information, the following website provides information on how to apply:

Private Universities and Out-of-State Universities

  • Varies. Please check with the university of interest for admission deadlines.

What Do I Do?

Steps to help you get started

How and when should I start the process?

  1. Start your planning process early by meeting with a Sierra College counselor to develop a Student Educational Plan (SEP). Plan to see that counselor at least once per semester to make sure that you are on track for transfer to your chosen transfer institution and major.
  2. Attend workshops and seminars offered by Career & Transfer Connections.
  3. Use the "Choices" program on Career & Transfer Connections student computers to research colleges and scholarships.
  4. Use the "Assist" program on Career & Transfer Connections student computers (or from your home: to print lists of courses that are equivalent to lower division classes in your major at most CSU or UC campuses.
  5. Check the Transfer Services events handout (available at Career & Transfer Connections or at several locations on campus) for upcoming informational events.
  6. Come to Career & Transfer Connections to find out about application deadlines and basic transfer requirements.
  7. Check out the web site of the school you are interested in attending.
  8. Ask questions! That's why we are here.

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Paula Fonacier SSSP Instructional Assistant

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Cherie Mathews Lead Transfer Counselor

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