Transferring from Crafton Hills College to the four-year university can be a confusing process, but not for long! Below is a list of steps, organized by month, to achieve the final goal of transferring to the university of your choice without the stress and hassle. Remember: you must apply a year in advance to transfer to a Cal State or UC!

It is your last year at Crafton Hills; you are ready to begin the application process. From the following options, select a month or topic to be taken to the appropriate section to help you transfer!

Canvas can remind you of these deadlines and keep you on track.  Follow this link to accept "CHC_It's_Time_to Prepare_for_Transfer".  It will not count as a grade or as a class, but will guide you through out the process.

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July/August

Are you unsure if you are ready to transfer? Do you know which schools you want to transfer to?

  • Meet with a Counselor in the University Transfer Center or General Counseling to find out! You will need to set up an appointment with the front desk staff to speak with a counselor. If you want to transfer to a UC, i.e. Riverside, Irvine, etc., ask the counselor if you are eligible for UC TAG (Transfer Admission Guarantee).

  • UC Applications open August 1 st , but you cannot submit the application until November 1 st .

  • Sign up for Prepare for Transfer workshop is designed to get you ready to apply.  It is highly recommended for students who have any "D"s or "F"s on their transcripts at Crafton or at another campus. 
  • Meet with a university representative from one of our local schools to see what classes will be accepted and to answer any questions you may have about the campus.

 

September

Are you eligible for the UC TAG? Interested in transferring to UC Davis, Irvine, Merced, Riverside, Santa Barbara, or Santa Cruz? Check with the Counselor to see if you are eligible for this free, transfer admission guarantee application. UC Berkeley, Los Angeles, and San Diego do not do TAG. If you are eligible, you must do both applications:

           AND/OR

UC TAG DEADLINE: September 1st to 30th

Still unsure where you would like to apply to?

  • Meet with a university representative from one of our local schools to see what classes will be accepted and to answer any questions you may have about the campus.

  • Attend the University Transfer Fair in the fall to ask quick questions about the campus the representatives are from.

 

October

The Cal State (CSU) applications are open to apply for transfer for next fall. Applications are open October 1 st and you must submit by November 30 th .

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) opens October 1 st . You need to submit this application by March 2 nd so you can be eligible for California Grants. These grants help to pay for your tuition at the four-year universities and you do not have to pay them back.

 

November

The UC applications are open for submission on November 1 st . Both the CSU and UC applications are DUE NOVEMBER 30 th . Although it is the last month to submit applications for the CSUs and UCs, do not panic; we are here to help!

 

Are you getting an Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T/AS-T)?

 

December

Congratulations on submitting your application(s)! Even though you will not hear back immediately on whether you have been admitted or not, make sure to check the email that you put in as your email in the application.

The campuses will keep in contact with you through your email for the time being. You should hear back within a few weeks of submitting your application. These emails wills give you access to the portals and your student ID number for the campuses you applied to.

Do not see an email? Check your spam and make sure to slowly go through each email that is sent to you from the campus.

  • Still do not see the email? If it has been a few weeks and you still have not heard, reach out to the University Transfer Center and we will help you figure out what to do!

 

January

Update your CSU and UC applications to include your fall grades and to confirm that the spring classes are the same. Updates are due by January 31 st . Make sure to keep checking your emails and portals from the campuses so you do not miss any deadlines.

Is your campus requiring a Supplementary Application?

  • Some of the CSUs, i.e. Long Beach, San Diego, etc., and UCs, i.e. Berkeley, require students to complete a Supplementary Application. If you are unsure how to fill it out, meet with a Counselor in the University Transfer Center or General Counseling to complete it before the deadline.

 

February

Check your CSU portals to see if they are requesting “partial” transcripts. The term “partial” means that you are still attending the college and have not completed your courses, yet. However, if the CSU is requesting “partial” transcripts, you must order them officially through Admissions and Records by selecting “Transcripts.” See the video for step-by-step directions on ordering Partial Transcripts.If you need help with ordering Final Transcripts since you are no longer taking classes, here is a video to help with Final Transcripts.

 

Were you denied admission from the campus you applied to?

  • Most denial emails provide instructions and a link to put in an appeal.

  • If you decide to submit an appeal, most universities give you less than 15 business days to do so. Appeals usually consist of completing an online form and uploading documents. It is a quick process, but please reach out to the University Transfer Center as soon as you receive the notification so we can help you.

  • Attend an I’ve Been Denied, What Now? Workshop to help with those last details to help transfer successfully
 

Do you have AP scores?

  • If you put AP scores in the application, the university will be asking for these. You must send the scores directly from College Board to the university. If you do not do this, it could hinder your admission into the university.

 

Did you attend multiple colleges?

  • If you attended any college besides Crafton Hills, you must submit those transcripts to the university as well. The campuses will let you know which transcripts they need from which campus by a specific date; find out by checking your To Do List. Also, follow up with the Admissions and Records Office at the university you sent these transcripts to in order to confirm they received them. If you do not do this, it could hinder your admission into the university.

 

March

The deadline for California Grants through FAFSA is soon:

Have you been admitted?

  • CONGRATULATIONS! Let the center know so we can celebrate with you.

  • Attend an I’ve Been Admitted, What Now? Workshop to help with those last details to help transfer successfully

  • Attend a Show Me the $$$ workshop to go over your award letter from the university.

  • Sign up with a worker in the center for the Transfer Luncheon to celebrate your success!

  • You must accept a CSU by May 1 st or a UC by June 1 st by paying for the deposit. This can be called a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR), Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (ECD), etc. Terms and deposits vary depending on campus.

  • Sign up for a summer orientation with the campus of your choice. This will help you register for upcoming classes in the next school year.

  • Make sure to keep checking our To Do List in the university portal and to check your emails.
 

April

Don’t fret! Question it! If you have not heard back from the CSU or UC, speak with the University Transfer Center and call the Admissions and Records Office at the CSU or UC itself.

Were you accepted to multiple universities?

  • That is fantastic to hear, but it makes choosing the “right” campus even more difficult. Take some time to watch the video,"Deciding Acceptance" ,help with making a decision that is “right” for you. If by the end of it you are still unsure, speak with the a Counselor or a worker in the University Transfer Center.

  • You have until May 1 st to choose a CSU and until June 1 st to choose a UC.

 

May

It is the last month of the spring semester at Crafton! You are almost on your way to completely transferring. There are still a few steps that you need to take.

  • You must accept a CSU by May 1 st by paying for the deposit. This can be called a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR), Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (ECD), etc. Terms and deposits vary depending on campus.

  • Sign up for a summer orientation with the campus of your choice. This will help you register for upcoming classes in the next school year.

  • Meet with a Counselor in the University Transfer Center or General Counseling if there were changes to your spring or you need to take classes in the summer. Do not wait until the end! This could jeopardize your admission.

  • Meet with a university representative from one of our local schools to see what classes will be accepted and to answer any questions you may have about the campus.

  • Sign up with a worker in the center for the Transfer Luncheon to celebrate your success!

 

Has the university asked for Final Transcripts?

  • Most campuses want the final transcripts sent over by July. Dates vary depending on campus.

  • When you order your official transcripts, make sure to select the “CSU GE Certification” or “IGETC GE Certification” to be attached to the transcripts. This will help you tremendously at the four-year university.

    • You can check your Starfish to see what general education pattern you are following; this is your educational plan that you created with your counselor.
  • You must order the transcripts through Admissions and Records by selecting “Transcripts” around the middle of the page under “Records” or by clicking here.

  • WATCH this video to order Final transcripts with CSUGE or IGETC certification.  If you need further help or contact the University Transfer Center.

 

June

You have completed your last spring semester at Crafton! You are almost at the four-year university!

  • You must accept a UC by June 1 st by paying for the deposit. This can be called a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR), Enrollment Confirmation Deposit (ECD), etc. Terms and deposits vary depending on campus.

  • Sign up for a summer orientation with the campus of your choice. This will help you register for upcoming classes in the next school year.