Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T/AS-T)
For the first time in California history, community college students who complete a new AA-T or AS-T will be guaranteed admission to the California State University (CSU) system. With this new degree, you have the opportunity to complete two degrees with only 120 units if you apply and are admitted into a similar degree program. Click here for more information.
Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)
Several UC campuses offer guaranteed admission to California community college students who meet specific requirements.
By participating in a Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program, you will receive early review of your academic records, early admission notification and specific guidance about major preparation and general education coursework.
The Six UC participating campuses are Davis, Irvine, Merced, Santa Barbara, Riverside, Santa Cruz. Click here for more information.
Schedule an appointment with a Transfer Counselor for more information.
UCLA Transfer Alliance Program (TAP)
Students in the Honors Transfer Program at Rio Hondo College who are applying to a major in UCLA’s College of Letters and Sciences can participate in the UCLA Transfer Alliance Program (TAP). Students will receive Priority Admission Consideration to UCLA, upon completion of the Honors Transfer Program and the requirements for TAP. For more information visit the Honors Program website.
Pathway to Law School Initiative
Pathway to Law School is for underrepresented first-generation college students interested in learning more about careers in the legal field and going to law school. The initiative is designed to enhance opportunities and advancement in the legal profession for diverse populations. Ideally, students will spend two years at Rio Hondo College then transfer to any accredited undergraduate institution to complete their bachelor ’s degree and then be considered for a priority admissions review to the six participating law schools. For more information, visit the Pathway to Law School program website. http://www.riohondo.edu/law-school/
For more information contact Counselor/Coordinator:
Vicenta Arrizon Maffris, located in the Counseling Center, Room SS169 (562) 463-7591
Cal State Dominguez Hills Pathway to Success Enrollment Partnership
The Pathways to Success Enrollment Partnership program makes transfer from Rio Hondo College to CSUDH seamless and simple. Admission to CSUDH is guaranteed upon completion of the following requirements:
- Complete a minimum of 60 CSU transferable semester units with a 2.0 GPA.
- Must complete last 24 units at Rio Hondo College.
- Complete Oral Communication, English Composition, Critical thinking, and transferable level Math with “C” grade or better (Golden 4).
- Meet with the CSUDH representative at least once a semester.
Summer Scholars Transfer Institute (SSTI)
SSTI is a residential program with the opportunity to complete a college level class in only 10 days at UC Irvine. Click here for more information.
Arizona State University – Guaranteed Program for Admission
ASU has a partnership with RHC to help students make a smooth transition to the university. The Guaranteed Program for Admission allows students to plan for transfer to ASU and receive guaranteed admission. General university admission is guaranteed upon successfully meeting one of three conditions. Schedule an appointment with a Transfer Counselor for more information.
Community College Partnership Programs – UCLA
The Community College Partnership Program with UCLA provides Rio Hondo College students with: Peer Mentoring (a current UCLA student who successfully transferred from a community college is available on a weekly basis at Rio Hondo College to answers questions and to assist you with the transfer process), “Bruin Buddy Day” (an opportunity to visit the UCLA campus and “pair-up” with a UCLA student of the same major as your guide, sit-in on their classes, and feel what it’s like to be a Bruin), opportunity to participate in summer residential and non-residential programs for transfer students at the UCLA campus.
Cal Berkeley Summer Experience
Cal Summer Experience is a two-day residential program on the UC Berkeley campus for community college students. Applicants must have completed 30 transferrable UC-units with a 3.4 GPA by the end of spring before the summer experience. Applications are due in April. Visit the Cal Summer Experience for an application and detailed information.For more information about any of these programs, visit the Transfer Center.