Winter/Spring Step-by-Step Transfer Process
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Transferring to the four-year university can stressful, but not for long! Below is a list of steps, organized by month. Since this is for Winter or Spring admission, please note that not all the Cal States or UCs are open.

Stay up to date, sign up for the non-graded Transfer Canvas to get announcements of important deadlines and events. 

From the following options below, select a month or topic to be taken to the appropriate section!


Are you eligible for the UC TAG? Check with the Counselor to see if you are eligible for this free, transfer admission guarantee opportunity and to see which UCs are open for Winter(qtr)/Spring(sem) transfer. If you are eligible, you must do both applications.

May 1st to June 30th

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

  • You must accept a CSU by May 1 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 the campus.
  • Sign up for a summer orientation with the campus of your choice to help you register for upcoming classes in the next school year.



TAG deadline for UCR is June 30th, 11:59 pm.  Don't forget to submit it on time!

  • Do you have any D/F grades?  If so, use the month of June to meet with your CHC counselor to see what you can do about these grades and how they may affect your transfer.
  • Do you have questions about your transfer to the university?  Meet virtually with a university representative. It's easy.  Don't know what questions to ask! Click HERE for a list of great questions.




July 31st

  • UC Applications open July 1 and close  July 31. Please check the UC website to see what campuses are open for Spring transfer.
  • Watch our youtube playlist on how to fill out the UC and UCPIQs


  • Sign up for a UC Application Workshop and UC PIQs
  • Make sure to update your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application that you submitted by March 2 in order to add the potential universities that you applied to. 



Aug 31st


  • Sign up for a Step by Step CSU Application Workshop
  • Make sure to update your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) application that you submitted to add the universities that you are applying to for transfer.              


Congratulations on submitting your application(s)!

What's next?  It's time to sign up for I've Applied, What's Next? workshop. Even though you will not hear back immediately on whether you have been admitted, make sure to check the email you put in as your email in the application.

The campuses will contact you through the email you used in the application. You should hear back within a week or two after submitting your application. These emails will give you access to the portals and your student ID number for the campuses you applied to. 
Do you not see an email? Check your spam and contact the University Transfer Center and we will help you figure out what to do next! 

How do I order partial transcripts?

Check your CSU portals to see if they are requesting “partial” transcripts. The term “partial” means that you are still attending that college and have not completed your courses, yet. However, if the CSU requests “partial” transcripts, you must order them officially through Admissions and Records by selecting “Transcripts.” This may apply to AP scores and other colleges attended.

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. AP scores must also be on file with admissions and records at Crafton to apply toward your graduation requirements.

Did you attend multiple colleges?

  • If you attended any college besides Crafton Hills, you must submit those transcripts to the university as well. Transcripts from other colleges must also be on file with admissions and records to apply these credits toward your graduation requirements at Crafton. 


Sign up for I've Been Admitted or I've Been Denied, What Now?  workshop

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


Sign up for these Workshops:

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.

 Can I re-apply if I'm denied?

  • Absolutely! Both the Cal States and UCs have their applications open until November 30.
  • You can attend a workshop for additional help, check out our YouTube channel, and even set up an appointment to speak with a Transfer Counselor.
  • You must accept a UC and CSU  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 the campus.
  • Meet with a Counselor in the University Transfer Center or General Counseling if there were changes to your spring or if 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.

Has the university asked for Final Transcripts?


You completed your last semester at Crafton! Way to go! You are almost at the 4-year university. Please keep up to date with your emails from the university and if you have any questions or would like any other guidance, do not hesitate to reach out to the University Transfer Center as well as your future 4-year. CONGRATULATIONS!