Transfer Planning

Transfer Planning

Admission Requirements - UC

To be eligible for admission to any University of California campus, all prospective transfer students must complete the UC minimum admissions eligibility requirements prior to transfer.  Some majors require additional major-specific preparation as well.  If you are not a California resident, you must meet additional non-resident eligibility requirements.

To be eligible to transfer to the UC as a junior, all applicants must complete the following pattern of courses:

  • A minimum of 90 UC-transferable quarter units with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.4 (2.8 for California nonresidents).  No more than 21 quarter units may be taken Pass/No Pass or Credit/No Credit.

  • Two UC-transferable courses in English composition (Area UC-E).  At De Anza College courses include:
    COMM 9 (formerly SPCH 9) or EWRT 1A or 1AH, 1B* or 1BH*, 1C, 2,  or PHIL 3

  • One UC-transferable course in mathematical concepts and quantitative reasoning (Area UC-M).  At De Anza College courses include:
    MATH 1A* or 1AH*, 1B or 1BH, 1C or 1CH, 1D or 1DH, 2A, 2B, 10*, 10H*, 11, 12*,17* (through summer 2019), 22, 23*, 43*, 44 or PSYC 15* or SOC 15*

  • Four courses selected from at least two of the following Subject Areas:
    • Arts and Humanities (Area UC-H)
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (Area UC-B)
    • Physical and Biological Sciences (Area UC-S)

* Indicates that transfer credit may be limited by UC. See the ASSIST Web site for more information.

Visit ASSIST to view lists of De Anza College courses that are UC-transferable and are approved for UC Transfer Admissions Eligibility (listed by Subject Area).

Each course in the pattern above must be worth a minimum of 4 quarter (3 semester) units and completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better.  Students who satisfy IGETC prior to transferring to UC will meet the seven-course pattern outlined above.

However, meeting the UC minimum transfer eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission to your choice of major and campus.  When campuses receive applications from more applicants than they can admit, they use a process called comprehensive review to evaluate applicants.  Additionally, each UC campus and many selective schools and programs use selection criteria that are taken into consideration when selecting from transfer applicants.

Students are advised to consult with a De Anza College counselor or academic adviser as early as possible to confirm your choice of classes and to develop an education plan for transfer.

Visit the Meet with a Counselor page to view the academic services available through the De Anza College Counseling & Advising Center or stop by the Counseling & Advising Center located on the 2nd floor of the Registration & Student Services Building during hours of operation.


Disclaimer:  The final responsibility for successful transfer rests with the student.  The information posted on the De Anza College Transfer Planning Web site is designed to assist you in obtaining the most accurate information possible.  However, this information is subject to change without notice, which may subsequently impact your admission to the University. 

Students are encouraged to meet as early as possible and periodically with a counselor or academic adviser both at De Anza College and at the transfer institution to confirm your choice of classes and to develop an education plan for transfer.


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Last Updated: 11/20/17