West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Transfer Checklist

  1. Meet with a counselor early to help understand your transfer options and develop a transfer plan

  2. Complete Math and English transfer requirements as soon as possible

  3. Research majors and colleges early (Visit potential colleges)

  4. Follow the CSU GE or IGETC general education requirements

  5. Visit www.assist.org to make sure to complete your transfer admission

    requirements for your major

  6. Make an appointment with a counselor for a transfer educational plan

  7. Apply for financial aid annually Jan. 1st to March 2nd www.fafsa.ed.gov

  8. Participate in extracurricular activities

  9. Attend Transfer Day in the fall semester

  10. Attend transfer workshops

  11. Consider UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) and/or an ADT Degree

  12. Apply to multiple universities

    CSU: www.csumentor.org
    UC: www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions 

Meet all Application Deadlines





Oct. 1 – Nov. 30 

Aug. 1 – 31 


Nov. 1 – 30
(opens Aug. 1) 

Oct. 1 – 31
(limited: check online) 


Sept. 1 – 30
(A year before transfer



Check online 

Check online 

* Some universities are also open for winter quarter 

Download the Transfer Checklist PDF


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