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Transfer Center Services

Riverside City College prides itself on acting as a conduit to other baccalaureate-level institutions. Our Transfer Center is your source for the information and opportunities to advance your own path — we help in both the preparation and actual process of transferring to a new organization. Come visit us to start the conversation, and begin revealing the possibilities.



Virtual Drop-Ins

Do you have quick questions or need additional assistance? Our counselors are available! Get help with understanding the transfer process, requirements, and more. 

Thursday 10 am - Noon

Zoom Meeting ID:
883 5062 3563

Passcode: Transfer

In-Person Assistance

Thursday 12:30 - 2:30 pm Charles A. Kane Counseling Department

Transfer Center Event Calendar

Application Process- When do I apply? 


One application is used for all 23 Cal state campuses. You will complete the application, then indicate which campus you would like to send it to. Apply Online at the CSU APPLICATION website
Semester Application Timeline
Spring August 1 - August 31
Fall October 1 - November 30

Apply to the CSU Online


Semester Application Timeline
Winter/Spring  July 1 - July 31
Fall October 1 - November 30

UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)

Semester Application Timeline
*Winter/Spring May 1 - May 31
Fall 2024 September 1 -  September 30
*Not all campuses accept winter/spring TAG Applications


Private and Independent Colleges

Over 600 private colleges and universities use the Common Application for admissions to their school. Before completing the application, be sure to check if the school you are applying to uses the common application:

Counseling Department

We recommend students begin with our General Transfer Workshops — to learn both about the process and the resources they have available to help them make sound decisions regarding their academic goals. You can even bring a friend or relative. Next you schedule an appointment with a counselor to develop a Student Educational Plan (SEP) that identifies the General Education and Major requirements necessary for you as a student to transfer to the college or university of your choice. We provide: 

  • Transfer Assistance to CSU, UC, private and out-of-state universities 
  • Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) Information 
  • University application and personal statement assistance 
  • Computer workstations for Transfer Related Efforts 
  • University catalogs and college search resources  

Counseling Drop-Ins

Transfer Application Videos

Did You Know

RCC Transfer Success
Monthly Student Visits to Transfer Center
Students Apply for Transfer
Workshops Held Annually
Successfully Transfer


Student Success Stories

female studentMartiel, Science Student

"I really wanted to enroll in the political science program at UCLA. I applied directly, with no luck. After attending RCC I was able to move straight to the second year of my UCLA, and got a scholarship!” 



male college student

Barthole, Engineering Student

“I had the grades to get into my first choice university, but not the funds. The transfer program lets me complete a majority of my study at a reduced cost — and I can save for my last two years at another campus.”

Information to Know

ASSIST (Articulation System Stimulating Interinstitutional Student Transfer) 
CSU General Education Requirements 
CSU Contact-Help with Application
CSU Transfer Application Guide
UC Application Guide
UC and CSU Application Steps 
UC and CSU Contact List  
UC General Education Requirements (IGETC) 
UC Application Questions
UC TAG Matrix  
WUE Handout