Articulation and Information Links for Independent Colleges and Universities

Transfer Center

Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities

There are great differences in size, educational purpose, and emphasis among these institutions. Some are large and offer both undergraduate and graduate programs; most are relatively small and offer students a personalized campus community life. Some campuses emphasize a particular vocation or religious emphasis. Specific information about the requirements and educational opportunities available at any independent college in the U.S. is available in the GWC Transfer Center or on the web at www.aiccu.edu.

There are over 100 Private / Independent Colleges and Universities in California, and include the following types of schools:USC logo

Research Universities: USC, Stanford, California Institute of Technology (CalTech), Loma Linda, Claremont Grad.

Speciality Colleges: Art Center, Woodbury, Samuel Merrit Faith-Based Schools: Loyola Marymount, Biola, Concordia, Santa Clara

Comprehensive: Chapman, Claremont McKenna

Graduate Schools: Claremont Grad School Women’s Colleges: Mills, Mt. St. Mary’s, ScrippsCHAPMAN LOGO

Degrees Offered: Private schools offer the full range of degrees, from Associate to the Doctorate, as well as professional degrees in law and medicine.

APPLICATION FILING PERIODS: Filing periods will vary from campus to campus. Please refer to the individual catalog of the campus for more information.

Private University Campuses by Area

Northern California
Drexel University…………………………….……………………Sacramento
Pacific Union College ……………………….………………………..Angwin
Simpson University ………………………….………………………..Redding
William Jessup University ……………………………………………..Rocklin

Central Valley
Fresno Pacific University ………………………………………..…….Fresno
Humphreys College ………………………………………………….Stockton
University of the Pacific (UOP) ……………………….……………..Stockton

San Francisco Bay Area
California College of the Arts ……………………..……………San Francisco
Cogswell Polytechnical University ………………..…………………Sunnyvale
Dominican University of California ……………….………………..San Rafael
Golden Gate University …………………………………………San Francisco
Holy Names University ……………………………………..………….Oakland
Menlo College ……………………………………………….………….Atherton
Mills College ………………………………………………….…………Oakland
Notre Dame de Namur University ………………………………………Belmont
Palo Alto University ………………………………………….…………Palo Alto
Patten University ……………………………………………………….Oakland
Saint Mary’s College of California ……………………………………..Moraga
Samuel Merritt College ………………………………..……………….Oakland
San Francisco Conservatory of Music …..……………………..San Francisco
Santa Clara University ……………………………………..………Santa Clara
Saybrook University …………………………….……………….San Francisco
Stanford University ………………………………………………San Francisco
Touro University …………………………………………………….……Vallejo
University of San Francisco …………….………………………San Francisco

Central Coast
Thomas Acquinas College …………………………..……………Santa Paula
Westmont College ……………………………………………….Santa Barbara

San Diego Metro Area
Alliant International University ……………………………………….San Diego
National University ………………………………….………………….La Jolla
Point Loma Nazarene University ……………………………. ……San Diego
San Diego Christian College ………………………………..………..El Cajon
University of San Diego…………………………..…………………San Diego

Los Angeles and Orange County
American Academy of Dramatic Arts …………….………………..Hollywood
American Jewish University ……………………………………………..Bel Air
Antioch University of Los Angeles……….……………………….Los Angeles
or Antioch University (Online)
Art Center College of Design …………………….…………………Pasadena
Azusa Pacific University ………………………………..……………….Azusa
Biola University …………………………………..………………….La Mirada
Brandman University ………………………………………….…………Irvine
California Baptist University …………………………………………Riverside
California Institute of Technology ……………………….………….Pasadena
California Institute of the Arts ………………………….…………….Valencia
California Lutheran University ………………..………………Thousand Oaks
Chapman University ……………………………………………………Orange
Charles Drew Univ. of Medicine & Science ……….……………Los Angeles
Claremont McKenna College……………………………………….Claremont
Concordia University ………………………………………………….…Irvine
Harvey Mudd College ……………….……………………………..Claremont
Hope International University ………………….…………………….Fullerton
La Sierra University …………………………………………………Riverside
Laguna College of Art & Design ……………………………..Laguna Beach
Loma Linda University ………………………………..…………Loma Linda
Loyola Marymount University ……………………….………….Los Angeles
Marymount College …………………………………..Rancho Palos Verdes
Master’s College, The ………………………………………….Santa Clarita
Mount St. Mary’s College ………………………….…………..Los Angeles
Occidental College ………………………………………………Los Angeles
Otis College of Art and Design ……………………….………..Los Angeles
Pacific Oaks College ………………………………………………Pasadena
Pepperdine University …………………………………………..…… Malibu
Pitzer College ………………………………………………………Claremont
Pomona College …………………………………………………..Claremont
Scripps College ………………………………………..…………..Claremont
Soka University ……………………………………………………Aliso Viejo
Southern Calif. Univ. of Health Sciences ……………………………Whittier
University of La Verne ………………………………………………La Verne
University of Redlands …………………………………………….Redlands
University of Southern California ……………..……………….Los Angeles
Vanguard University …………………………………………….Costa Mesa
Western University of Health Sciences ………………..…………..Pomona
Whittier College ……………………………………………….……..Whittier
Woodbury University …………………………………………………Burbank

How to Transfer to Private/Independent Colleges
www.aiccu.edu

Transferring to private or out-of-state colleges is different than applying to a CSU or UC.  The minimum requirements for transfer vary from college to college, and from major to major.   Each institution has its own unique transfer requirements for admission.   Please consult with the catalog or website for the specific school you would like to attend for the most current and accurate information.  Students should consult with a GWC counselor or the Transfer Center for the articulation agreements and transfer requirements to determine eligibility.

  1. Complete a minimum amount of transferable units (usually 30).
  2. Complete the appropriate English and Math requirements.
  3. Complete courses for the major.
  4. Earn and maintain a competitive GPA.
  5. If applicable, complete General Education courses.  Certain California Private Colleges or Universities do accept the CSU GE Breath or IGETC (please see table below**).
  6. Apply on time.  Please check with each individual college or university for the application filing period.

California Independent Colleges and Universities Articulation Information
(Contact each individual College/University for additional GE requirements)

College/University

Accept IGETC

Accept CSU GE

College/University

Accept IGETC

Accept CSU GE

Alliant International University

Yes

Yes

Mount St. Mary’s College

Yes

Yes

American Academy of Dramatic Arts – LA

No

No

National University

Yes

Yes

American Jewish University (formerly University of Judaism)

No

No

Notre Dame de Namur University

Yes

Yes

Art Center College of Design

No

No

Occidental College

Yes

Yes

Azusa Pacific University

Yes

Yes

Otis College of Art & Design

No

No

Biola University

Yes

Yes

Pacific Oaks College

Yes

Yes

Brandman University

Yes

Yes

Pacific Union College

No

No

California Baptist University

Yes

No

Patten University

Yes

Yes

California College of the Arts

Yes

Yes

Pepperdine University

Yes*

Yes*

California Institute of the Arts

N/A

N/A

Pitzer College

Yes

Yes

California Institute of Technology

No

No

Point Loma Nazarene University

Yes

Yes

California Lutheran University

Yes

No

Pomona College

Yes*

Yes*

Chapman University

Yes

Yes

Saint Mary’s College of California

Yes

No

Charles Drew University of Medicine & Sci.

No

No

Samuel Merritt College

No

No

Claremont McKenna College

Yes

Yes

San Diego Christian College

No

No

Cogswell  Polytechnical  College

Yes

Yes

San Francisco Conservatory of Music

Yes

Yes

Concordia University

Yes

Yes

Santa Clara University

No

No

Dominican University of California

Yes

Yes

Scripps College

Yes

No

Fresno Pacific University

Yes

No

Simpson University

Yes

Yes

Golden Gate University

Yes

Yes

Soka University of America

No

No

Harvey Mudd College

No

No

Stanford University

Contact institution for more info.

Holy Names University

Yes

No

Thomas Aquinas College

Does not accept transfer students

Hope International University

Yes

Yes

University of La Verne

Yes

Yes

Humphreys College

Yes

Yes

University of Redlands

Yes

Yes

La Sierra University

No

No

University of San Diego

Yes

Yes

Laguna College of Art & Design

Yes

Yes

University of San Francisco

Yes

No

Loma Linda University

Yes*

Yes*

University of Southern California

No

No

Loyola Marymount University

Yes

Yes

University of the Pacific

Yes

Yes

Marymount College

Yes

Yes

Vanguard University of Southern CA

Yes

Yes

Master’s College, The

Yes

Yes

Westmont College

Yes

No

Menlo College

Yes

No

Whittier College

No

No

Mills College

Yes

Yes

University of La Verne

Yes

Yes

* Please contact university for additional general education requirements.
** Requirements may change, please consult the institution directly for most current information.

Useful Private/Independent College Websites
  • Association of Independent California Colleges & Universities (AICCU)
    www.aiccu.edu
  • Common Application for Private/Independent and Out of State Schools
    www.commonapp.org

Articulation and Information Links for Independent Colleges and Universities

Definitions:

Transfer Information:  This is a link to the four-year school’s website containing general information and application procedures for prospective transfer students.

Articulation Agreement:  An articulation agreement is an official agreement between Golden West College and the transfer institution. It identifies courses at Golden West that are equivalent to courses at the transfer school.  This allows Golden West students to fulfill transfer requirements by taking articulated courses at Golden West.  Articulation can be done course-to-course, for major requirements and/or for general education.  In some cases, courses are only articulated as elective courses which do not fulfill any of the above-listed requirements.

Course Equivalency:  Course equivalency is determined by the admissions office of the transfer institution and is based on the credit previously granted by that institution to transferring Golden West College students. It is not an official institution-to-institution agreement and only provides a historical record of previously granted credit. There is no guarantee that similar credit will be granted in the future.

California Independent Colleges and Universities

Azusa Pacific University
Transfer Information: http://www.apu.edu/admissions/undergraduate/requirements/transfer/
Articulation Agreement: http://www.apu.edu/admissions/undergraduate/transfer/generaleducation/

Biola University
Transfer Information:  http://undergrad.biola.edu/apply/process/transfer/
Articulation Agreement: http://www.biola.edu/registrar/transfer/undergraduate/courses/Golden_West_College.pdf

Brandman University
Transfer Information: https://www.brandman.edu/admissions/transferring
Articulation Agreement:  https://www.brandman.edu/transfer-guides/ca/golden-west-college

California Baptist University
Transfer Information: 
https://www.calbaptist.edu/future-students/why-cbu/applying-cbu/transfer-students/

Articulation Agreement:https://insidecbu.calbaptist.edu/ICS/Academics/Transfer_Course_Information.jnz

Chapman University
Transfer Information: 
http://www.chapman.edu/admission/undergraduate/transfer-students.aspx

Articulation Agreement:  Coming Soon

Concordia University
Transfer Information: http://www.cui.edu/admissions/undergraduate/index.aspx?id=2484
Articulation Agreement: http://www.cui.edu/academicprograms/undergraduate/education/index/id/17179

DeVry University
Transfer information:  http://www.devry.edu/admissions/college-transfer-students.html
Articulation Agreement:  DeVry Articulation Agreement.pdf

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM)
Transfer Information:  http://fidm.edu/en/Admissions/Transfer+Students
Articulation Agreement:  FIDM Articulation Agreement.pdf

Hope International University
Transfer Information:
http://www.hiu.edu/undergrad/transfer/
Articulation Agreement:
http://www.hiu.edu/undergraduate-on-campus/transfer-students.php

Loyola Marymount University
Transfer Information: 
http://admission.lmu.edu/requirementsdeadlines/transfer/

Articulation Agreement: www.lmu.edu/resources/articulation/list.htm

Loma Linda University – School of Allied Health Professions
Transfer Information:
http://www.llu.edu/allied-health/sahp/transfer/info.page
Articulation Agreement:
http://www.llu.edu/allied-health/sahp/transfer/index.page

Loma Linda University – Dental Hygiene
Transfer Information: http://www.llu.edu/dentistry/admissions/hygiene.page

Loma Linda University School of Nursing
Transfer Information:
http://www.llu.edu/nursing/programs/Undergraduate/Undergraduate-Nursing-Programs.page
Articulation Agreement: http://www.llu.edu/assets/nursing/programs/documents/Golden%20West%20College.pdf

Loma Linda University School of Pharmacy
Transfer Information:  http://www.llu.edu/pharmacy/index.page

Mt. St. Mary’s College
Transfer Information:  http://www.msmc.la.edu/admission/transfer-students.asp
Articulation Agreement:  http://www.msmc.la.edu/admission/transfer-students/articulation-agreements.asp

National University
Transfer Information: http://www.nu.edu/Admissions/Undergraduate/TransferInformation.cfm
Articulation Agreement:www.nu.edu/Admissions/Undergraduate/Transferinformation.cfm

Pepperdine University
Transfer Information:
http://seaver.pepperdine.edu/admission/application/undergraduate/transfer.htm
Articulation Agreement:  Coming Soon

Pepperdine University Graziadio School of Business and Management (Irvine)
Transfer Information: http://bschool.pepperdine.edu/programs/bachelors-management/admission/transfer.htm
Articulation Agreement:  Pepperdine Graziadio Articulation Agreement Final 2-2015.pdf

Southern California University of Health Sciences
Transfer Information:
http://www.scuhs.edu/admissions/transfer-students/

University of La Verne
Transfer Information:
http://sites.laverne.edu/registrar/faq/transfer-information
Articulation Agreement: Coming Soon

University of the Pacific
Transfer Information: http://www.pacific.edu/Admission/Undergraduate/Applying/Transfers.html
Articulation Agreement: http://www.pacific.edu/Admission/Undergraduate/Applying/Transferring-Coursework/Articulation-Agreements-%28ROAR%29.html

University of the Pacific – School of Pharmacy
Transfer Information:  http://www.pacific.edu/Admission/Graduate-Professional/Pharmacy/Pharm-D-Pre-Requisites.html
Articulation Agreement:  http://www.pacific.edu/Admission/Graduate-Professional/Pharmacy/Transferable-courses-from-your-school.html

University of Phoenix
Transfer Information:
http://www.phoenix.edu/admissions/transfer_information.html
Articulation Agreement:
http://www.phoenix.edu/admissions/transfer_information/transfer-guides/courses/ca/golden_west_college.html

University of Redlands
Transfer Information:
http://www.redlands.edu/prospective-students/373.aspx#.VCmLJxacfII
Articulation Agreement: Redlands School of Liberal Arts Articulation.pdf

University of Redlands – School of Business (Santa Ana)
Transfer Information: 
http://www.redlands.edu/academics/school-of-business/1163.aspx#.VCmwGRacfII

Articulation Agreement:  Redlands School of Business GE.pdf
Redlands School of Business Major Prep.pdf

University of San Diego
Transfer Information: http://www.sandiego.edu/admissions/undergraduate/apply/requirements/transfer_info.php
Articulation Agreement: Coming Soon

University of San Francisco
Transfer Information:  http://www.usfca.edu/admission/transfer/
Articulation Agreement:https://www.usfca.edu/admission/undergraduate/transfer/transfer-credit

University of Southern California
Transfer Information: http://www.usc.edu/admission/undergraduate/transfer/prospective/
Articulation Agreement:  https://camel2.usc.edu/articagrmt/artic.aspx
Transfer Planning Guide:  https://camel2.usc.edu/TPG/default.aspx

Vanguard University
Transfer Information:
http://www.vanguard.edu/undergraduate/transfer-students/
Nursing Degree Information:  http://www.vanguard.edu/sps/nursing/
Articulation Agreement: http://www.vanguard.edu/registrar/undergraduate-transfer/

Western University of Health Sciences
Physician Assistant (MSPAS)
http://jprod.westernu.edu/wu/admn_prerequisite/cw_view/
view_college_record.jsp?COLLEGE_ID=224&COLLEGE_NAME=G&DEPT_NAME=PA&

Pharmacy (PharmD)
http://jprod.westernu.edu/wu/admn_prerequisite/cw_view/
view_college_record.jsp?COLLEGE_ID=224&COLLEGE_NAME=G&DEPT_NAME=Pharm&

Physical Therapy (DPT)
http://jprod.westernu.edu/wu/admn_prerequisite/cw_view/
view_college_record.jsp?COLLEGE_ID=224&COLLEGE_NAME=G&DEPT_NAME=DPT&

Veterinary Medicine (DVM)
http://jprod.westernu.edu/wu/admn_prerequisite/cw_view/
view_college_record.jsp?COLLEGE_ID=224&COLLEGE_NAME=G&DEPT_NAME=VetMed&

Whittier College
Transfer Information: http://www.whittier.edu/admission/applying/transfer
Articulation Agreement:  Whittier College Transfer Agreement.pdf

Articulation and Information Links for Out-of States Colleges and Universities

Definitions:

Transfer Information: This is a link to the four-year school’s website containing general information and application procedures for prospective transfer students.
Articulation Agreement: An articulation agreement is an official agreement between Golden West College and the transfer institution. It identifies courses at Golden West that are equivalent to courses at the transfer school. This allows Golden West students to fulfill transfer requirements by taking articulated courses at Golden West. Articulation can be done course-to-course, for major requirements and/or for general education. In some cases, courses are only articulated as elective courses which do not fulfill any of the above listed requirements.

Course Equivalency: Course equivalency is determined by the admissions office of the transfer institution and is based on the credit previously granted by that institution to transferring Golden West College students. It is not an official institution-to-institution agreement and only provides a historical record of previously granted credit. There is no guarantee that similar credit will be granted in the future.

Independent Colleges and Universities

Arizona

Arizona State University
Transfer Information: https://transfer.asu.edu/california
Course Equivalency:https://webapp4.asu.edu/transfercreditguide/app/home

Northern Arizona University
Transfer Information: http://nau.edu/admissions/getting-started/transfers/
Transfer Guarantee: TransferAdmissionsGuarantee_CA_v3.pdf

University of Arizona
Transfer Information: http://admissions.arizona.edu/transfer/admissions-requirements

Hawaii

Hawaii Pacific University
Transfer Information:http://www.hpu.edu/Undergraduate/futurestudents/prospectivestudents/ Transfer_Req.html
Course Equivalency: http://apps.hpu.edu/eq/#

University of Hawaii
Transfer Information: http://www.hawaii.edu/admissions/transfers.html
Course Equivalency: http://www.hawaii.edu/transferdatabase/li?s=&q=Golden+West+College

Idaho

University of Idaho
Transfer Information: http://www.uidaho.edu/transfer
Course Equivalency:http://www.uiweb.uidaho.edu/transferguides/transferframes.html

Idaho State University
Transfer Information: http://www.isu.edu/future/transfer.shtml
Course Equivalency: http://www.isu.edu/areg/transferEquiv/

Nevada

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Transfer Information:http://www.unlv.edu/admissions/requirements/transfer
Course Equivalency: http://www.unlv.edu/registrar/transferring/transfer-course-tables

University of Nevada, Reno
Transfer Information: http://www.unr.edu/transfer/admission-requirements
Course Equivalency: http://www.unr.edu/transfer/admission-requirements/course-equivalency

Oregon

Portland State University
Transfer Information: http://www.pdx.edu/admissions/minimum-admission-requirements-transfer
Transfer Worksheet: http://www.pdx.edu/admissions/california

Oregon State University
Transfer Information: http://oregonstate.edu/admissions/main/transfer-students
Course Equivalency: http://oregonstate.edu/admissions/main/transfer-credit

University of Oregon
Transfer Information: http://admissions.uoregon.edu/transfer
Course Equivalency: http://registrar.uoregon.edu/tce/index.php?state=CA&school =Golden+West+College

Utah

Brigham Young University
Transfer Information: https://admissions.byu.edu/transfer-credits
Articulation Agreement: BYU Transfer Guide.pdf

Washington

Seattle University
Transfer information: http://www.seattleu.edu/undergraduate-admissions/transfer/
Course Equivalency: http://www.seattleu.edu/registrar/course-equivalencies.aspx

Washington State University
Transfer Information: http://admission.wsu.edu/transfer/index.html
Course Equivalency:https://webapps.wsu.edu/ais/myinfoservices/darwintce/index.aspx

University of Washington
Transfer Information: http://admit.washington.edu/Admission/Transfer