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Application Tips & Resources

UC Application

  • Don’t send official transcripts when you apply.
  • UC does not require (nor read) letters of recommendation at the time of application. A select number of majors at some campuses may request them later as part of a supplemental review.
  • Transfer applicants must provide responses to the Personal Insight Questions (4 short-answer prompts). 

Review information about applying online and what you’ll need to apply 

Personal Insight Questions (Formerly called the Personal Statement)

Transfer applicants must answer one required question, and select 3 additional questions out of 7

CSU Application

  • Don’t send official transcripts when you apply; wait until official transcripts are requested from you by each campus.
  • CSU does not require letters of recommendation or essay prompts at the time of application. Applicants to Nursing, and Social Work majors may be required to submit letters or essays with a supplemental application requested by the department.
  • Applicants to selective visual and performing arts majors may be required to audition or submit a portfolio with a supplemental application requested by the department.

USC Application

  • Students must submit the Common Application and the USC Writing Supplement.
  • Official final high school transcripts with date of graduation and official college transcripts with grades through the fall term are required.
  • SAT/ACT scores are required only from applicants who have completed fewer than 30 semester units of college coursework.
  • Letters of recommendation are optional, but may be required for some majors.

Transfer application checklist

 Contact Us

Student Services Building, 2nd Floor
(323) 953-4000 ext. 2215

855 N. Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90029

Jesus Gomez
Transfer Counselor/Coordinator

Cynthia Gomez
Transfer Advisor
gomezc@lacitycollege.edu

 Office Hours

Monday: 9am - 6:30pm*
Tuesday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm*
Friday: 9am - 2pm

*Closed from 1pm - 2pm (Monday - Thursday)

Upcoming Office Closures:
Thu. Sept. 21: 10:30AM -12PM
Fri. Sep 22

 Important Reminders

  • UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) Application: Sep. 1-30

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