Transfer to a Four-Year College
Make a plan for transfer success
Students who plan to transfer to the California State University (CSU) system, the University of California (UC) system, or to a private or out-of-state college or university should meet with a counselor to develop a plan. This will ensure you meet the requirements for the specific institution you plan to attend.
Transfer eligibility is based on transferable college units and/or high school records and test scores. Each institution has its own requirements for admission and junior standing. To prepare for transfer:
- Decide where you want to transfer
- Talk to a counselor about that school's specific requirements
- Create an educational plan
Transfer to California State University (CSU)
Learn more about transfer requirements for the California State University (CSU) system, including Sacramento State (CSUS).
Transfer to University of California (UC)
Learn more about transfer requirements for the University of California (UC) system, including UC Davis.
Transfer to Private or Out-of-State College
Learn more about how to transfer to a private or out-of-state college or university.
Associate Degrees for Transfer
Students who receive an associate degree for transfer (ADT) at a community college are guaranteed admission with junior standing to a California State University (CSU).
Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)
We offer guaranteed admission to numerous four-year institutions. Students may file a transfer admission guarantee (TAG) form after completing certain requirements. Talk to your counselor to learn more.
Articulation is the development and maintenance of clear transfer and graduation paths for American River College students.
The ARC Transfer Center
Monday to Friday:
8:30am - 5:00pm