Transfer Guarantee to Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have collaborated with the California Community College (CCC) system to develop Transfer Guarantee Agreements that facilitate a smooth transition from a CCC to targeted HBCUs.
Students who meet either of the following two requirements are guaranteed admission to participating HBCUs:
1. An Associate Degree Awarded by a California Community College with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher, that meets any one of the following requirements:
a. The degree is an Associate in Arts for Transfer (AA-T) degree or an Associate in Science for Transfer (AS-T) degree. These degrees were designed to provide a clear pathway to a California State University major and baccalaureate degree and they represent strong preparation for upper division coursework in a range of majors.
b. The degree includes the completion and certification of the lower division Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) used by California Community College students to prepare to transfer to the University of California and California State University systems; or,
c. The degree includes the completion and certification of the lower division California State University General Education Breadth pattern;
2. A minimum of 30 transferrable semester units with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or higher.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do all HBCUs participate in this program?
No, this program only extends to programs who have a formal agreement with California Community Colleges.
I want to apply! Where do I go to fill out my application?
Please visit the Transfer Center or meet with a counselor to start the application process.
When should I apply?
Application deadlines vary by school, but these deadlines are typically longer than UC and CSU application deadlines.
Which participating HBCUs offer nursing programs?
Alcorn State University, Bethune-Cookman University, Bowie State University, Claflin University, Dillard University, Kentucky State University, Lincoln (MO) University, Lincoln (PA) University, North Carolina Central University, Southern University and A&M College, and Tuskeegee University.
What is the cost to attend an HBCU?
Tuition costs vary between campuses. The average tuition cost across participating HBCUs is $13,500 per year. At participating private HBCUs, you will pay the same tuition as in-state students. Several of the public colleges and universities offer in-state tuition for California Community College students. Visit the Transfer Center or meet with a counselor to learn more.
Is financial aid available?
Yes. You will want to fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), just like you would for any in-state school. If your GPA is 3.2 or higher, you will be given priority consideration for scholarships. If you have already applied, talk with your prospective school about financial aid and scholarship opportunities for California Community College students.
Additional HBCU Resources
List of Participating HBCUs
This list includes links to each school, their catalogs, and their degree program pages.
FAQs and Contact Information
Solano Counseling Department
Meet with a counselor to make sure you have met the criteria to apply for a HBCU.