Transfer Center news & updates

March| 2023


Dear Students,

Fall 2023 Applicants:

As you wait to hear back from the campuses you applied to, please consider signing up for the Part 4: Admissions Decisions workshop. To sign up, please visit our website or see 'Announcements' in the Fall 2023 Canvas Cohort.

2024 Transfers:

If you are considering applying to a CSU or UC in 2024, you can begin your transfer application process now! Please see below to learn more about getting started.

Transfer Explorers:

Thinking about transfer but don't know where to start? We have a new transfer resource available to assist you in exploring majors, campuses, summer opportunities, and more! See below for more information.

Best regards,

Transfer Center Team

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Transfer Center Services

Transferring in 2024?

Make sure to sign up for your cycle specific Canvas cohort!

In these virtual cohorts, students can stay up to date with important university deadlines, transfer timelines and helpful resources specific to their transfer cycle.

If you are new to FC and/or are not ready to apply for transfer, then please join our “Transfer Explorers” Canvas page to start your transfer journey (see 'Transfer Exploration' below).

*Note: not all campuses and majors accept applications for this term. Some campuses/majors only accept applications for fall terms.

Spring 2024 Transfers
Fall 2024 Transfers

Transfer Exploration


If you are new to FC and/or are not ready to apply for transfer, then our “Transfer Explorers” Canvas page is for you!

If you would like to get started on the exploration stage of your transfer journey, we highly encourage you to join our Transfer Exploration Canvas Cohort.

In this canvas cohort we provide information on:

  • Transfer Center Services
  • Major Exploration
  • Campus Exploration
  • Transfer Requirements
  • Transfer Advantages
  • Summer Program Opportunities
  • and more!
Click Here to Join

Campus Tours

Tours are back!

Join us in a one-day tour to UC Riverside and CSU Fullerton on April 7, 2023. Transportation will be provided.

Students can begin signing up on March 20, 2023.

Note: Campus tours are available to FC students ONLY.

Join the Counseling Division in the 3rd annual Major Declaration Day on Tuesday, March 14, 2023 from 10am-2pm on the campus quad!

Students will have the opportunity to learn

about different academic pathways and gain

understanding of their career options. Explore

each unique area to navigate your pathway and

support your journey.

Click Here to Register

Applying to Private Colleges

Considering Applying to a Private College? 

Many private colleges and universities utilize a holistic approach to reviewing prospective transfer applicants. This approach usually considers your academics (e.g. GPA, enrollment, rigor of coursework), and personal qualities.

To learn about your personal qualities, universities may require personal essays and letters of recommendation.

You may consider participating in activities such as student government, volunteer experiences, internships, or work experience to enhance your learning and application materials. 

For advice on getting a great letter of recommendation, read here

Explore CA Private Colleges

For a complete list of our university partners from private colleges and universities, visit our University Services webpage. 

Transfer Alumni Spotlight


Meet Kira Romero

In 2019, Kira Romero transferred to Cal Poly Pomona as a Civil Engineering major.

What do you enjoy about your transfer university?

What I enjoy most about Cal Poly Pomona is the shear amount of opportunity that is allotted to their students. Through the organizations that are within the College of Engineering, I have been exposed to several internships, undergraduate design competitions, and leadership opportunities. It has allowed me to experience and grow within my major and make some fantastic friends and future colleagues along the way as Cal Poly students are highly sought after in the engineering field.

What transfer advice would you give to future FC transfer students?

My advice to transfer students is to get involved within campus activities and organizations as quickly as possible. As you are starting off the traditional college experience later than some, it is important to make those connections with your peers and professors to be sure you're setting yourself up for the most opportunities possible when your graduate. It is the best way to secure not only employment after graduation, but also, connections to fall back on if you are struggling to find work.

Learn more about Cal Poly Pomona here

Upcoming University Events

Whether you're exploring transfer for the first time or have already applied, make sure you don't miss out on upcoming university events! These events can include informational workshops (major/non-major specific) and even application assistance!

Below are some universities holding events this month:

  • CSU Long Beach
  • Cal Baptist University
  • UC Los Angeles
  • UC Berkeley
  • CSU Fullerton
  • and more!

Check out our Transfer Center calendar for more details!

Transfer Center Calendar

Paying for College

Financial Aid

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) provides federal student aid, such as federal grants, work-study, and loans to help pay for college. Most U.S. Citizens or eligible noncitizens can apply.

FAFSA Application

The 2023-2024 FAFSA and CADAA Application is Now Open!

We encourage all eligible students to apply for financial aid by submitting a FAFSA or CADAA, whichever is applicable to the student. For assistance, students are welcome to stop by the Financial Aid Computer Lab during their in-person business hours.

Fullerton College Financial Aid Office

The CA Dream Act Application (CADAA) allows eligible undocumented students to receive state-based financial aid. You are eligible to apply, if you are:

  • Undocumented
  • DACA (valid or expired)
  • U Visa holder
  • Temporary Protected Status (TPS)
  • Meet non-resident exemption
CA Dream Act Application


Visit the CSU Financial Aid website to access information such as types of aid offered at CSUs, net price cost calculator, and much more!

Learn more about Financial Aid at the CSU

The UC Blue + Gold Opportunity Plan will ensure that you will not have to pay UC’s systemwide tuition and fees out of your own pocket if you are a California resident whose total family income is less than $80,000 a year and you qualify for financial aid — and that's just for starters.

Learn more about the UC Blue + Gold Opportunity Plan

Scholarship Opportunities

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Immigrants Rising has curated a list of scholarships and fellowships that don't require proof of U.S. citizenship! The deadline to apply varies by scholarship.

Scholarships & Fellowships

Friends of Fullerton College Scholarships

If you're earning a degree at Fullerton College, please consider applying to the several scholarships available specifically for Fullerton College students.


Friends Of Fullerton College Scholarships

Explore and apply to other scholarship opportunities! Click on the button below to begin your scholarship exploration.

More Scholarships

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Spring Semester Office Hours

Mon, Wed, Thu: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Tu: 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Fri: 8 a.m.-12p.m. (virtual only)

Special Hours and Closures:

March 20-22: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Closed 12-1 p.m. )

March 23-24: Closed

March 31: Cesar Chavez Day (campus closed)

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