Guide for Transfer
- The information here is intended only as a guide for
- Take charge! Assume personal responsibility for your
educational plan! Remember that schools will not change
their requirements because you were unaware, misunderstood, or
spoke with the wrong person!
- Always contact the university in which you are
interested. Verify their requirements!
- Usually the best website for determining transfer is "assist.org"
- The Engineering Transfer Grid <under construction>
shows courses that transfer to several
universities. Note that this grid is not always up to
date. Always check the date of any material concerning
articulation (or transfer). Universities are always
changing their requirements.
- SAC Engineering agreements with other universities may not
be up to date on the Engineering Transfer Grid.
- Many students will start their education at Santa Ana
College, but then "transfer" to a university to complete their
Bachelor's Degree (B.S.)
- Students can obtain credit at the
university for many SAC courses.
- SAC Engineering
offers several courses that will articulate with core
engineering classes. All 100 level courses transfer to CS
colleges, while many 100 level transfer to UC four year
programs and other public and private universities.
- When a course transfers (or
"articulates") to a university, it means that the particular
university has accepted that course for credit there. When a
course articulates, it not only transfers, but also satisfies
a four year program "core" course requirement.
- A starting point for many
students seeking to transfer is an appointment with a full
department faculty, who can help with the decision of
whether to pursue an engineering major, and which
four year program they are most likely to transfer to.
- Next may be a stop where the
student looks closely at the requirements and options for
transfer with resources at the Transfer Center.
- When a student has determined their options, they should make
an appointment with a SAC Counselor, drop by in person or schedule a SAC Counselor appointment online and plan
the sequence of courses (your personal plan!). Every student has
unique needs. Some may choose to earn a certificate
simultaneously, while completing some lower level math needed.
Some may be ready for core lower division transfer pattern
courses part time, while others may attend full time. Counselors
can also be helpful in connecting students with services and
campus centers, as shown below.
- SAC Counseling Link (here)
- If you have taken college level courses from outside of the
United States, you may benefit from having your transcript
evaluated. Some four year schools may have evaluation services
on campus. There are also private companies that provide
evaluation. Here is one example (link).