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Transfer Requirements for Private and Out-of-State

Private, Independent and Out-of-State Colleges and Universities

There are over 100 private and independent colleges and universities in the state of California alone. Preparing to transfer to an independent or out-of-state college or university requires careful planning and course selection. Many private and independent colleges accept lower-division transfer students, enabling students to transfer with less than 60 transferable units completed.

Students should thoroughly research universities and meet with a counselor to review transfer requirements. Links to transfer information for several private and out-of-state institutions are provided below.

General Education Requirements

Students transferring to independent or out-of-state institutions should refer to the school’s website or catalog and meet with a counselor to determine appropriate general education requirements.

Although CSU GE-Breadth and IGETC patterns are agreements specific to CSU and UC campuses, some independent higher education institutions in California and elsewhere may accept completed CSU GE-Breadth or IGETC Patterns to meet some or all GE coursework.

Transfer Information Links

Biola University

Chapman University

Loyola Marymount University (LMU) 

Mount Saint Mary's University

Occidental College  

Pepperdine University

Pitzer College

Pomona College

Whittier College

Out-of-State Colleges/Universities

Arizona State University

Grand Canyon University

Oregon State University

Portland State University

University of Washington

Western Oregon University

The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU)

The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) represents nearly 80 California private nonprofit colleges and universities. Member institutions range from large to small traditional liberal arts institutions, as well as colleges offering faith-based, performing and visual arts, and “non-traditional” programs of study.

Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE)

The Western Undergraduate Exchange (WUE) program offers a reduced tuition rate to California students who select to enroll in schools in the Western States. Tuition is less than paying as a non-resident.