Four Year College and University
If you are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university, you are strongly advised to consult with your Counselor or Advisor and the Transfer Center to facilitate the process. The sooner you decide your transfer destination the more exacting your course decisions become. To attempt the process without assistance may lead to mistakes that are expensive in both time and money. Although the ultimate responsibility for a successful transfer experience rests with the student, Feather River College has a support system that will assist in preparing you for a successful and rewarding experience.
Advance application is required nearly a year before transfer. Although transfer application booklets are available in the Transfer Center, electronic applications are now considered the most efficient method for transfer application. For California State University (CSU) applications refer to www.csumentor.edu. For University of California (UC) applications refer to www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions.
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The Career/Transfer Center offers various workshops and activities to assist with the transfer process. Workshops include:
Completing the Transfer Application
Writing Your Personal Statement
Transferring Your Financial Aid
The Nuts & Bolts of Transfer
Tips for Searching and Applying for Scholarships
Field Trips to local colleges and universities
Transfer grants of $25 to assist with travel expenses to visit colleges outside the local area
On-Site Admissions for CSU Chico, Humboldt State and University of Nevada, Reno.
Contact the Career/Transfer Center for the current dates, times, and locations of workshops and activities.
Transfer to a California State University (CSU)
The CSU System guarantees admission to CSU campuses to all California community college students who have met CSU upper division transfer admission requirements. Feather River College courses numbered 100-299 transfer to the CSU. Students must complete at least 60 transferable units with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 to qualify as an upper division transfer. The maximum number of units that can be transferred is 70.
It is strongly recommended that students complete all CSU General Education Requirements and major prerequisite coursework before transfer. General Education Requirements may be met by using one of two plans; CSU General Education or Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC). These requirements must be certified* by a counselor as having been completed before requesting to send final grade transcripts to the transferring institution. Students should see a counselor/advisor for information concerning which plan would be the best for them to follow related to their individual transfer goals and objectives.
For a complete list of FRC courses transferable to the CSU system, ASSIST, California's official statewide repository of transfer information, offers easy access through a single database. Click on www.assist.org to explore the ASSIST website.
*Certified means that the student will not be held to any further lower division General Education after they transfer.
Transfer to the University of California (UC)
To transfer to the UC system, students are required to have completed at least 60 transferable units with a minimum grade point average of 2.4. The maximum number of units that can be transferred from a community college is 70. Generally FRC courses numbered 100-299 will transfer to the UC (there are a few exceptions).
To complete lower division General Education Requirements at Feather River College before transfer to a UC, the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) is the most common. All coursework on the plan must be completed before transfer with a grade of "C" or better; however, the IGETC is often not advisable for students in high unit majors such as bioscience, chemistry, engineering etc. where the number of units of prerequisite coursework required for the major and completing the IGETC will place a student over the 70 unit transferable limit.
For a complete list of FRC courses transferable to the UC system, ASSIST, California's official statewide repository of transfer information, offers easy access through a single database. Click on www.assist.org to explore the ASSIST website.
For more information about UC transfer, see your Counselor/Advisor and/or one or more of the following:
Transfer to Out-of-State and Private/Independent Colleges
Good Neighbor Policy with Nevada:
Students who are residence of Mohave County in Arizona and Alpine, El Dorado, Inyo, Lassen, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, San Bernardino, and Sierra counties in California may take advantage of a special UNR "Good Neighbor Policy" that allows eligible students to enroll at UNR for a reduced out-of-state tuition fee. Feather River College has articulated a Transfer Core Curriculum with University of Nevada, Reno (UNR).
FRC has also forged course equivalent articulation agreements with other out-of-state colleges and universities such as University of Idaho (Moscow), Southern Oregon University, Colorado State University, and others. For general assistance in transferring to out-of-state, private and independent colleges and universities, consider the following helpful hints and contacts: