Completing A Transfer Path
The freshman and sophomore years of a college or university program may be completed at Crafton Hills College. Transfer students may choose one of four systems:
In order to transfer to the college or university of your choice, it is necessary to take courses in the following areas:
1. General Education or Breadth Requirements
Regardless of major, general education requirements are determined by the college or university the transfer student has chosen. Listed below are plans for transfer to the California State University System and the University of California System, and some information about transferring to a private or out-of-state institutions.
A. California State University (CSU) General Education Breadth
This plan applies to all 23 CSU campuses. In order to receive full certification and not be held to additional courses at the transfer university, students must complete at least 39 units of general education in specific areas. Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 must be completed with a “C” or better grade prior to transfer.
Partial certification is also available. Please consult with a counselor.
"CSUGE Breadth for STEM" is only approved for the Associate in Science in Chemistry for Transfer Degree and the Associate in Science in Biology for Transfer Degree. This pattern allows students to defer completion of one course from CSUGE Area C and one course from CSUGE Area D until after transfer. Students earning the AS-T in Chemistry or Biology with this pattern must complete the following before transfer:
- All required courses in Areas A, B, and E
- One course in Area C1, Arts;
- One course in Area C2, Humanities
- Two courses in Area D, Social Sciences, from two different academic disciplines
B. Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Breadth
This plan applies to both the CSU and UC campuses. However, some schools and majors within the UC system DO NOT accept the IGETC plan.
Also, students in Engineering, Science, Math or other high-unit majors are advised not to use IGETC. See a counselor for more information. A minimum of 37 units of General Education with at least a “C” in each course is required to complete the IGETC breadth.
“SIGETC,” IGETC for STEM is only approved for the Associate in Science in Chemistry for Transfer Degree and the Associate in Science in Biology for Transfer Degree. This pattern allows students to defer completion of one course from IGETC Area 3, one course from IGETC Area 4, and one course in Area 6 (Language Other Than English/LOTE -- for students who have not previously satisfied LOTE through proficiency) until after transfer. Students earning the AS-T in Chemistry or Biology with this pattern must complete the following before transfer:
- All required courses in Areas 1, 2, and 5
- One course from Area 3A, Arts
- One course from Area 3B, Humanities;
- Two courses in Area 4, Social and Behavioral Sciences, from two different academic disciplines
This certification is only accepted by UC if the UC major program or college to which you are applying accepts partial IGETC certification.
C. Private or Out-of-State Colleges General Education Requirements
The University Transfer Center (UTC) has specific transfer requirements for several Private and Out-of-State Colleges, including Loma Linda, Biola University, California Lutheran College, University of Redlands and the University of Southern California (USC). Some schools allow the use of the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) and/or the California State University General Education Requirements (CSUGE) to meet lower division General Education requirements. Check with the UTC or a counselor for details.
2. Lower Division Courses for a Major
These are generally freshmen and sophomore level courses in your major to provide the background and preparation needed to enter a college or university at the junior level. Crafton Hills College has articulated lower division major requirements with CSU San Bernardino, UC Riverside and many other CSU and UC schools. This information is available at www.assist.org. See a counselor for assistance.
These are courses of choice that are taken to fill in the areas not covered by general education or major requirements. Students must take enough “elective” courses to meet the minimum number of units required for transfer. All CSU and UC campuses require a minimum of sixty (60) transferable units in order to be eligible to transfer “as a junior.” Private and Out-of-State schools vary widely regarding the number of units required for transfer.
4. Acceptable Grade Point Average
The CSU system requires at least a 2.0 GPA, while the UC system requires at least a 2.4 GPA to apply. However, these figures are minimum GPA requirements! Many colleges and universities and impacted majors within some colleges expect higher grade point averages for admission. Non-residents of California must have at least a 2.8 GPA to apply to a UC. Again, Private and Out-of-State schools vary regarding the minimum GPA admission for transfer.