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Transfer Checklist

Are you preparing to transfer to a four year university? If so, planning for your transition now will guarantee a smooth and easy transition from Gavilan to the institution of your choice. Follow the recommended PLAN FOR SUCCESS:

First Year at Gavilan:

  • Meet with a counselor and inform him/her of your intent to transfer.
  • Request a current copy of the general education pattern you wish to follow (IGETC or CSU)
  • Refer to the Gavilan catalog for course descriptions.
  • Begin to investigate possible major choices.
  • Develop an educational plan with a counselor.
  • Request that all high school and college transcripts be sent to Gavilan.

Second Year at Gavilan:

  • Meet with counselor to discuss academic progress and major choice.
  • Update educational plan to include major preparation courses.
  • Consider participating in student clubs, student government, etc.
  • Identify at least 3 universities and check the required major preparation.
  • Determine eligibility for an Associates Degree from Gavilan.

Third Year at Gavilan:


  • Meet with counselor to discuss course selections and to review educational plan.
  • Verify completion of units, general education, and major preparation.
  • Update educational plan, if necessary.
  • Apply for scholarships and financial aid.
  • Apply for college admissions.


  • Submit a Gavilan graduation petition.
  • Read all of your correspondence from universities.
  • Follow university instructions and meet deadlines.
  • Keep copies of all correspondance
  • Send official transcript showing work completed and courses in progress for spring.
  • At the end of the semester, request two copies of your final transcripts (spring grades included) and a G.E. certification. One copy is sent to the university that you plan to attend and the second copy is for you to keep for your personal record.

Last modified: October 1, 2007
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