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
The California Community Colleges and State Bar of California announced a new initiative that will provide students at 24 community colleges, including Rio Hondo College, a smoother pathway to six of California’s top law schools. The Community Colleges Pathway to Law School Initiative is an unprecedented effort within California higher education to enhance opportunities and advancement in the legal profession for diverse populations, particularly those who have been underrepresented. The project, sponsored by the State Bar’s Council on Access and Fairness, will establish agreements with two dozen community colleges, six law schools and their respective undergraduate institutions.
Participating law schools are: University of Southern California Gould School of Law, University of San Francisco School of Law, UC Davis School of Law, UC Irvine School of Law, Santa Clara University School of Law and Loyola Law School.
Students in the program will:
- Receive assurances that credits in prescribed courses will transfer.
- Receive early exposure to the law school experience.
- Individual advisement and mentoring.
- LSAT preparation and waived application fees for admission to the participating law schools.
The initiative requires students to complete courses based on a defined set of “success factors” that help make effective lawyers. The transfer initiative aligns criteria from these success factors with Rio Hondo College courses already approved in corresponding Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) to prepare students for law school.
These courses include:
- COUN 101
- ENGL 101
- POLS 110
- POLS 125
- ENGL 201 or PHIL 110
- SPCH 140
- MATH 130 or PSY 190
- HIST 143 or HIST 144
Make sure to read the article written in the LA Times about this new initiative!!
For more information contact Counselor/Coordinator Vicenta Arrizon Maffris, located in the Transfer Center SS250.
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.