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Transfer Center

If your goal is to obtain a Bachelor's degree, then the Transfer Center counselors and services are here to explain the transfer process and help you develop an education plan.

Looking to transfer into Southwestern College?

Cal State Apply Deadline Extended

A statement from the Cal State Apply System:

We are aware your students may have experienced issues accessing and submitting their Cal State Apply application today. Due to the challenges the application system issues presented, California State University campuses with deadlines of November 30th have extended their priority deadline to apply for admission to the fall 2022 term for all applicants as follows:

December 1, 2021 to 11:59 p.m. PST

  • Cal State Fullerton
  • Cal State Long Beach
  • Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

December 15, 2021 to 11:59 p.m. PST

  • San Diego State
  • San Jose State
  • Fresno State
  • Cal State LA
  • Cal Poly Pomona

Visit the Priority Application Deadline page to view other CSU campus deadlines.

Steps to Transfer from Southwestern College

1. Consider which majors/careers would be a good fit for you.

Unsure where you want to go or what exactly you want to do? You’re not alone. Visit our Career Center and take an online quiz, explore career paths and more before meeting with a career counselor.

2. Research colleges for admission and education requirements using the Transfer Center resources.

Required courses vary from school to school, and school system to school system. Research which schools could be best for you based on general career interests.

3. Attend additional information workshops offered at the Transfer Center, Campus Tours and Transfer Fairs.

Understanding the details of transferring can be confusing at times. That’s why we offer workshops and transfer fairs (held in October and April).

4. Schedule a counseling appointment to help you with the decision-making process.

Creating a Student Education Plan (SEP) matches your career and transfer goals with an academic learning plan. Our counselors work with you to find a custom path that will lead you where you want to go

Upcoming Transfer Center Events

Transfer Support

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SDSU @ Southwestern College


Through a partnership with Southwestern College, you can receive a 4-year Bachelor’s Degree from San Diego State University without ever stepping foot on the SDSU campus. This flexible arrangement is convenient and affordable for students, and is offered for three programs:

  • B.S. Criminal Justice
  • B.S. Business Administration
  • B.S. Communication
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SDSU/CSU Supplemental Application Workshops


Many schools require students to update their applications and/or complete a supplemental application. To sign up for an available workshop please visit our Cranium Cafe workshop page.

In order to complete the SDSU supplemental applications, please complete SDSU’s WebPortal account and have your CSU application login ready when you join the workshop or open lab

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Point Loma Nazarene University


Through a partnership with Southwestern College, you can receive a 4-year Bachelor’s Degree from Point Loma Nazarene University with classes on the Chula Vista campus. This partnership offers four degree programs:

  • RN to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Child Development
  • Bachelor of Business Administration
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice
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Open Labs


Counselors are able to assist you with all questions regarding CSU and UC Supplemental Applications/Transfer Academic Updates. In order to assist all students, we might limit each session to 10 minutes if others are waiting in the lobby.

Counselors will be available during the following days and times:


12/14/2021 10:00am-2:30pm

12/15/2021 10:00am-3:30pm

Visit the Transfer Center Lobby during the scheduled times.


Virtual Chat

We are here to support each of our student’s needs. Chat live on Cranium Café by finding an online staff member below. To learn more, visit the Virtual Welcome Center. Our student service specialists have their hours of availability listed on their profile cards. If a team member's hours are not reflective of their availability, they are likely supporting another student. We give each of our students the individual attention and time they deserve. Thank you for your patience.

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