Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU)

Thanks to an agreement signed March 17, 2015, between the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office and select HBCUs, California community college students who complete certain academic requirements are guaranteed transfer to a participating HBCU. There are currently 39 HBCU schools in this partnership.

California Community College Guarantee to Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Requirements:

Any California community college student with a GPA of 2.0 or higher (NOTE: certain partner HBCU will require a higher GPA) is guaranteed admission to all partner  HBCU  institutions using either of the following two options. While at the California Community College:

  1. Complete an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) using the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) or the California State University General Education (CSUGE)  Breadth pattern or

  2. Complete a minimum of 30 UC or CSU units. 

Those students completing an Associates Degree (Non-ADT) are welcomed to apply to all partner institutions, however, the benefit of guaranteed admissions is not offered and all degree applicable units are subject to transcript evaluation.  

Helpful Links

HBCU Contact Form

HBCU Degree Search

HBCU Events Calendar

HBCU Partner Schools and Contact Information