How do I enroll in East Los Angeles College?
To enroll, students must be a high school graduate or recipient of a Certificate of
Proficiency from the State Board of Education (students currently enrolled in grades
K-12 need to contact the admissions office for further information). New students
need to complete and return the Application for Admissions, and present a photo ID
and immigration/visa documentation (non US citizens). Students will be given an appointment
to take the Assessment Test, and ultimately given a time/date to register for classes.
What is transfer?
Transfer is the process of completing the required general education and lower division
major coursework at ELAC in order to apply for a four year college or university as
How can I prepare to transfer to a four year university?
Schedule an appointment with a counselor to develop an educational plan based on your
major and the college/university of your choice. Completion of general education and
major preparation is highly recommended.
When do I apply for transfer?
Typically you will apply one year ahead of the semester/quarter that you intended
to transfer. Check at the ELAC Transfer Center for specific dates.
Which University is best for me?
We encourage you to visit campuses and take tours offered by the?Transfer Center in
order to make a choice that suits you.
TRANSFER CENTER CALENDAR OF EVENTS
What is IGETC?
Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum is general education coursework
that meets requirements for the University of California "UC" or Cal State University
"CSU" systems. Completion of IGETC is not recommended for certain science or engineering
majors. For more information schedule an appointment to meet with a counselor.
What is CSU GE breadth pattern?
California State University General Education Breadth Pattern is general education
coursework that meets requirements for the California State University "CSU" system.
You have the option of using the CSU GE Breadth Pattern if you are sure that you will
be attending one of the CSU campuses. Completion of CSU GE breadth pattern is not
recommended for certain science or engineering majors. For more information schedule
an appointment to meet with a counselor.
CSU GE (pdf)
How do I find out what my major preparation transfer requirements are?
Meet with a counselor or go to www.assist.org
How can I meet with a university representative?
Visit the Transfer Center to schedule an appointment.
TRANSFER CENTER CALENDAR
What are transfer agreements (TAG)?
Transfer Admission Guarantee gives ELAC students who meet basic transfer requirements
a written guarantee of admission to selected colleges and universities. Students who
complete the agreed upon sequence of classes in general education and a selected major
with a stated minimum GPA can apply to the four-year institution within a prescribed
time-frame and be "Guaranteed Admission." See a counselor to sign a TAG.
How many units do I need to transfer?
For the UC and CSU systems you need 60 units minimum. Units required for private colleges
How do I apply for IGETC or CSU Certification?
When you request your final transcript to be sent to the university that you plan
to attend you should also request CSU or IGETC Certification at window #1. Certification
guarantees that no additional lower division general education coursework will be
required after transfer.
How do I calculate my transfer grade point average?
Follow instructions below, include only transferable coursework and if you have any
further questions, see a counselor.
Do I need an Associate of Arts degree to transfer?
California colleges and universities do not require an AA to transfer
I have attended another college/university. Do these course transfer to ELAC?
Numerous courses transfer to ELAC. If you want to know if specific courses transfer
to a university or college you need to meet with an ELAC Counselor.
I got bad grades at another college. Do I have report that information when I apply
Yes, you are required to report all previous institutions that you have attended.
What happens if I don?t report all previous institutions that I have attended?
You will have provided false information, and could potentially have your admission
or degree revoked.
How will "W's" affect my ability to transfer?
In most cases, W's are not a focus of admission decisions unless there is an excessive
number of W's over a longer course of time.
What is the difference between a UC and Cal State?
California has two public university systems. The UC system emphasizes a theory based
approach to learning, and offers Doctorate programs in most disciplines, along with
graduate opportunities. The CSU offers traditional can career specific majors, with
graduate opportunities at the Master's level.
Will my high school grades and SAT scores count when I transfer?
The UC and CSU systems do not require high school grades and test scores when a student
transfer as a junior (CSU/IGETC + lower division major requirements). Most private
schools will accept transfer students using high school grades and test scores if
they wish to transfer before completing 30 semester units.