Private & Out-of-state Transfer Requirements
def. Private Independent Colleges and Universities (n): "Independent, nonprofit colleges that receive no public money, and relies on tuition, fees, and private funding sources. Each has its own unique mission to serve students." Also known as private universities or colleges.
The Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) is comprised of 85 independent, private nonprofit colleges and universities in California. A majority of CA private schools, including USC, LMU, and Pepperdine are part of the AICCU. The AICCU Transfer Guide provides information on transferring to CA's private universities and colleges.
In general, it’s recommended that you complete a combination of your lower-division major prep and general education (GE) courses. Requirements for each school vary, we encourage you to meet with a counselor to help you develop an educational plan tailored for your major and specific target colleges/universities.
Find out more below about the various transfer guarantee programs available to transfer to CA private universities and Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) and how to get in-state tuition when transferring to an out-of-state university.