Transfer Admissions

A Degree with a Guarantee


University of the West

We’re so happy you found us, and we’re excited that you will be bringing your unique personality and perspective to our community.

At UWest you’ll be getting a high-quality education and a unique student experience at an affordable price!


Transfer Policy– Every Unit Matters – A Degree with a Guarantee

UWest makes every effort to transfer units from your community college or other accredited higher education institutions towards your degree and help you achieve your academic goals.

To facilitate this, we strongly recommend you provide us with a copy of your unofficial transcripts for a preliminary evaluation of your transferable units.

    • Students who wish to transfer to UWest from another college or university should be in good standing and not under academic or disciplinary probation or suspension.
    • In the baccalaureate program, UWest accepts a maximum of 90 semester or 135 quarter units earned at other regionally accredited or state-approved colleges, including a maximum of 70 semester or 105 quarter units earned at community colleges.
    • Transfer credit will only be given for eligible courses passed with a grade of C (2.0) or higher.
    • Credits for examinations given by the National Testing Service are generally not accepted, with the exception of Advanced Placement (AP) examinations.

UWest participates in the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) program, making it easy for California community college students to transfer to University of the West.

Students can contact UWest Enrollment office, or visit A Degree with a Guarantee» for more information.

IGETC Information

Students attending California community colleges should select General Education courses that meet requirements for either CSU certification or IGETC certification. Fulfillment of either CSU or IGETC certification prior to enrollment at UWest will fulfill UWest’s General Education requirements with the exception of the capstone course.

IGETC certification is not required but is advisable. If you have not followed the IGETC curriculum, you may still transfer to UWest.

Awaken Your Purpose

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Application Requirements
  • Application – Complete the UWest online application or the Common Application.
  • Application fee – The $50 fee for domestic students or $100 fee for international students is non-refundable. Payment may be made by check, credit card, or through the online application. Please make checks out to University of the West.
  • Personal Statement – A 400-500 word essay answering the question, “What skills and attitudes do you believe are necessary for a successful life?”
  • Transcripts – Copies of your high school transcript OR transcripts from all colleges or universities you’ve attended. Transcripts must be sealed and sent directly from the school(s) to the Enrollment Office.
  • Diploma – Copies of an official high school diploma, or its equivalent.
  • Identification – Copy of legal photo identification (e.g. driver’s license, state ID, passport), along with a Social Security card and Permanent Resident card, if applicable.
  • Explore Transfer Scholarships and Financial Aid


Participating 2 Year Colleges

New California Community Colleges Agreement with Private Colleges and Universities Marks Major Expansion of Associate Degree for Transfer Program

There are currently 10 independent, non-profit colleges and universities in California (member institutions of the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU)) officially partnered with Associate Degree for Transfer, with many more to come in the near future. UWest will accept students who earn an Associate Degree for Transfer (with a minimum 2.0 GPA) with guaranteed admission into the major they apply for. List of participating 2 year colleges are below. To read more, please visit

Allan Hancock College
American River College
Antelope Valley College
Bakersfield College
Barstow Community College
Berkeley City College
Butte College
Cerritos College
Cerro Coso Community College
Clovis Community College
Compton College
Chabot College
Chaffey College
Citrus College
City College of San Francisco
Coastline Community College
College of Alameda
College of Marin
College of San Mateo
College of the Canyons
College of the Desert
College of the Redwoods
College of the Sequoias
College of the Siskiyous
Columbia College
Contra Costa College
Copper Mountain College
Cosumnes River College
Crafton Hills College
Cuesta College
Cuyamaca College
Cypress College
Cabrillo College
Canada College
DeAnza College
Diablo Valley College
East Los Angeles College
El Camino College
Evergreen Valley College
Feather River College
Folsom Lake College
Foothill College
Fresno City College
Fullerton College
Gavilan College
Glendale Community College
Golden West College
Grossmont College
Hartnell College
Imperial Valley College
Irvine Valley College
Lake Tahoe Community College
Laney College
Las Positas College
Lassen College
Long Beach City College
Los Angeles City College
Los Angeles Harbor College
Los Angeles Mission College
Los Angeles Pierce College
Los Angeles Southwest College
Los Angeles Trade-Tech College
Los Angeles Valley College
Los Medanos College
Mendocino College
Merced College
Merritt College
MiraCosta College
Mission College
Modesto Junior College
Monterey Peninsula College
Moorpark College
Moreno Valley College
Mt. San Antonio College
Mt. San Jacinto College
Napa Valley College
Norco College
Ohlone College
Orange Coast College
Oxnard College
Palo Verde College
Palomar College
Pasadena City College
Porterville College
Reedley College
Rio Hondo College
Riverside City College
Sierra College
Skyline College
Solano Community College
Southwestern College
Sacramento City College
Saddleback College
San Bernardino Valley College
San Diego City College
San Diego Mesa College
San Diego Miramar College
San Joaquin Delta College
San Jose City College
Santa Ana College
Santa Barbara City College
Santa Monica College
Santa Rosa Junior College
Santiago Canyon College
Shasta College
Taft College
Ventura College
Victor Valley College
West Hills College Coalinga
West Hills College Lemoore
West Los Angeles College
West Valley College
Woodland Community College
Yuba College