2020-2021 Catalog 
    Jun 19, 2024  
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Articulation/Transfer Patterns

Independent California Colleges and Universities

There are over 83 fully accredited independent colleges and universities currently affiliated with the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities (AICCU) providing a host of options at undergraduate, graduate, and professional levels for students planning to continue their education beyond Saddleback College.   Students are advised to refer to the AICCU’s website at www.aiccu.edu.

There are many other private colleges and universities which are not affiliated with AICCU as well. Admissions policies vary widely from one school to another, and virtually all institutions give full credit for general education courses and usually for courses designated for transfer by the community college. A good rule to follow for independent colleges as well as for out-of-state institutions is to expect full credit for courses which are parallel in scope and content to courses offered for credit to lower-division “native” students at those institutions. Articulation agreements for many independent institutions are available online at http://www.saddleback.edu/articulation/private-and-out-state-colleges-and-universities.

Independent colleges are flexible in admission policies and in awarding credit. They invite interested students to make an appointment with their Office of Admissions in order to discuss transfer opportunities on a personal basis.

Financial aid may be a primary factor in considering attending an independent college. Many students cut the cost in half by attending the community college for the lower-division program. Information on financial aid is available from financial aid offices on independent college campuses as well as in the Financial Aid office at Saddleback College.

New California Community Colleges Agreement with Private Colleges and Universities Marks Major Expansion of Associate Degree for Transfer Program.

Thanks to an agreement signed July 25, 2018 between the California Community Colleges and several AICCUs, California community college students who complete certain academic requirements are guaranteed transfer to a participating AICCU.  Read more about the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Commitment at www.aiccu.edu.

The following examples are illustrative of the variability of general education options for representative campuses accepting IGETC (IGETC/UC and/or IGETC/CSU options) and/or the CSU G.E. Certification pattern. The options listed for the example campuses are based upon information available at the time of catalog publication and are subject to change.

Example Campus CSU G.E. (CSU)IGETC (UC)IGETC
Azusa Pacific Univ.   X+  
Biola Univ.   X+  
Chapman Univ. X+ X+ X+
Concordia Univ. X+ X+ X+
Dominican College San Rafael   X+  
Golden Gate University   X+  
Hope Int’l. Univ.   X*+ X+
Univ. of La Verne X X X
Univ. of the Pacific X X X
Univ. of San Francisco   X+  
Vanguard University   X+ X

*Campus preferred option

+Requires additional G.E. requirements. For details, refer to the catalog for the college of choice, or contact the Counseling Services office at Saddleback College.

Students are advised to refer to the transfer college of choice catalog, website, and contact their admissions office for details regarding campus-specific general education requirements and options.