Transfer Center

Phone: (619) 421-6700, ext. 5247

The Transfer Center offers students the opportunity to plan for transfer to a four-year college or university through a variety of resources and services which include,  academic advising by transfer counselors, connections to university advisors, and organized tours to various colleges and universities. Workshops on the application process, transfer information, scholarship information, transfer writing test preparation, and transfer admission guarantee programs are also offered.

  • UniversityLink is a transfer admission guarantee program established between UC San Diego (UCSD), Southwestern College and other local partner community colleges. UniversityLink offers students guaranteed admission to UCSD. We encourage any student interested in this program to visit UniversityLink to learn more about eligibility requirements, the benefits of the program, timelines, and other information. Additionally, since the program has very strict guidelines, we recommend that interested students schedule an appointment with a Transfer Center counselor. 

    After successful completion of the specified criteria and minimum GPA requirements, a student is guaranteed admission to one of UCSD’s six colleges for a fall term. UniversityLink contains a student support service component. International students are not eligible for the UniversityLink Program. UniversityLink can lead to your future transfer to UCSD, so visit our office or make an appointment to learn how we can help make transferring to UCSD possible! 
  • Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) for the following University of California campuses: UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Santa Cruz are yet another option to support transfer students. After successful completion of specified criteria, a student is guaranteed admission to these UC campuses. We encourage students interested in exploring the TAG option to meet with a transfer counselor since TAGs are available for certain majors and require a minimum GPA, along with other requirements. 
  • Associate Degrees for Transfer (ADTs) makes it easy to transfer from a California community college into the California State University system (CSU).  A California Community College student who has earned the Associates in Arts degree for Transfer (AA-T) or the Associate in Science degree for Transfer (AS-T) will be granted priority admission to the CSU into a similar baccalaureate (BA) degree program with a guarantee of junior standing as long as the student meets all prescribed admission requirements.  Once admitted, the student will only be required to complete 60 additional prescribed units to qualify for the similar baccalaureate degree.

Visit the Career and Transfer Connections office at the Cesar E. Chavez Student Services Building 68, room 68-208 on the 2nd floor, call (619) 421-6700, ext. 5247, or send an email to for more Information related to transferring on to a university.