University Transfer Information

Columbia College provides events, information and advising to help you explore, plan and transition to a 4-year university to continue your education for a Bachelors Degree and beyond! 


For customized transfer support, apply for TRiO Student Support Services (SSS).

For general transfer advising, connect with an academic counselor.


General Information:

Columbia College Counselors can help regarding transfer questions and preparation, anything from unit requirements and general education patterns to how and when to apply to universities.

Course Planning for Major Preparation:
Campus Search Tools:
Application Help/Tutorials:
Other helpful California College Information:
Additional Tools:
  • Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE): With WUE, out-of-state students pay no more than 150% of in-state tuition at participating schools, compared with nonresident rates that can exceed 300% of in-state rates. Explore website to find participating schools and programs.

  • US News Best Colleges: U.S. News provides nearly 50 different types of numerical rankings and lists to help students narrow their college search.


Upcoming Events: 


  Upcoming University Admissions Counselor Visits!

    Do you have questions about transferring to any of these Universities?
    Stop by the library patio (Tamarack Hall) to talk to an admissions counselor!
    For more information, contact Hanna Kentta-Brown at 209-588-5312 or

  • October 28th, CSU Stanislaus & Grand Canyon University
    • 9:30am-12pm & 1pm-3:30pm (Stanislaus)
    • 11am-3pm (GCU)
  • November 10th, University of the Pacific & Grand Canyon University
    • 10am-2pm (UOP)
    • 11am-3pm (GCU)
  • November 18th, CSU Stanislaus
    • 9:30am-12pm & 1pm-3:30pm

University of the Pacific Virtual Information Sessions

UOP will be hosting multiple virtual informations sessions for transfer students! Sessions will include opportunities to learn more about specific majors, the transfer experience at Pacific, and their career services. Click the link to register for the events below.

UMass Global (previously Brandman University) Hosts Degree Specific Information Sessions

Are you interested in a specific degree program, how to build your educational plan, the flexibility in schedules, or scholarships? There will be information sessions for degrees in Education, Business, Arts, Sciences, Nursing, and Doctorate of Education in Organizational Leadership. There will also be a session for military and veterans who want to maximize tuition assistance and their GI benefits. Register for one of the information sessions today!

Pathways to Private Schools Virtual College Fair

Meet virtually and chat with 20+ private, regionally accredited universities! Students will be able to ask questions and learn more about year-round start-dates, specific degree pathways, up-to-date entrance requirements, transfer agreements, military-friendly programs, support services, and much more.

Honoring our Nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities

The CCC Transfer Guarantee to HBCU's invite you to join their week of virtual events highlighting partner HBCU's! There are 14 events planned like program overviews, fraternity and sorority life, funding your education, and a college fair.

UC Apply Workshop

Come learn how to apply to the UC schools! Topics include the application process, how to approach the personal insight questions, how to afford the costs, and how to find the UC that is the best fit for YOU! Deadline to apply for Fall 2022 is November 30th, 2021

Cal State Apply Workshop

Come learn how to apply to the CSU schools! Topics include the application process, how to afford the costs, and how to find the CSU that is the best fit for YOU! Priority deadline to apply for Fall 2022 is November 30th, 2021

  • November 10th from 9:30am-10:30am
  • November 18th from 2pm-3pm
  • Please RSVP for workshops by calling 209-588-5109

Panic Room for University Transfer and Scholarship Applications

The Panic Room is available for last minute indivisual assistance with your transfer and/or scholarship applications!

  • November 29th & 30th from 9am-4:30pm
    • Help is available via zoom or on-campus in the CTC
    • Zoom link for individual assistance will be posted shortly...
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