HBCU Transfer Opportunities

Our program guarantees admission to 37 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), allowing students to complete their undergraduate degree journey.

Ready to start your future at an HBCU?

Now that you know about the California Community Colleges Transfer Guarantee, get started on the steps to transfer to an HBCU.

Step 1

Begin researching our HBCU partner institutions.

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Meet with a community college counselor to discuss your schools of interest and review ALL college transcripts to ensure you meet program requirements.


Obtain a fee waiver code from your counselor in order to complete the Common Black College Application.

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Fill out our program contact form for hands-on guidance through the transfer process.

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For HBCUs not found on the Common Black College App website, reach out to the school's contact listed below in the HBCU partners section in order to apply directly.

Get in touch


If you have questions about the transfer process, we’re here to help. Send an email with your name and contact number, the California community college you currently attend or plan to attend, and your chosen HBCU along with your question to hbcutransfer@cccco.edu. Our average response time is 48 hours.

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HBCU Transfer Agreement

The California Community Colleges Transfer Guarantee to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Program makes it easy for students to get from a California community college to an HBCU. This program simplifies the transfer process and reduces the need for students to take unnecessary courses, which shortens the time it takes to get a degree and saves money along the way.

Meet Our 37 HBCU Partners

We are proud to have partnered with a wide variety of HBCU institutions that offer a variety of degree programs and with varying regional locations that include rural, suburban and urban communities.

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  • Alabama State University

    ​915 S. Jackson Street
    Montgomery, Alabama 36104

    Randall Massey, District Recruiter & Transfer Specialist

  • Alcorn State University

    1000 ASU Drive
    Lorman, Mississippi 39096-7500

    Mrs. Katangelia Tenner, Director for Admissions

  • Arkansas Baptist College

    1600 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
    Little Rock, AR 72202

    James Burrell, Director of Admissions

  • Benedict College

    1600 Harden Street
    Columbia, South Carolina 29204

    Mrs. Keisha Montgomery, Director of Admissions and Recruitment

  • Bennett College

    900 E, Washington St.
    Greensboro, North Carolina 27401

    Jasmine Faison, Admissions Counselor/Recruiter

  • Bethune-Cookman University

    640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevard
    Daytona Beach, Florida 32114

    Carol Brown, Transfer Student Services Coordinator

  • Bowie State University

    14000 Jericho Park Road
    Bowie, Maryland 20715-9465

    Lawrence Webb, Admissions Counselor

  • Central State University

    1400 Brush Row Road
    Wilberforce, Ohio 45384

    Amanda McCombs, Enrollment Specialist

  • Claflin University

    400 Magnolia Street
    Orangeburg, South Carolina 29115

    Reynolda Brown, VP Enrollment Management

  • Clark Atlanta University

    223 James P. Brawley Dr., S.W.
    Atlanta, Georgia 30314

    Antonio McFarland, Senior Recruiter


Upcoming Events

Events are always taking place on HBCU campuses. Be sure to check often as events are continually added throughout the year.

Your future shouldn’t be out of reach

Explore scholarships to qualifying HBCUs and get the financial support you need to make your dreams a reality. Check beck often to see if new scholarships have been added.

If you are an HBCU who values the contributions of transfer students on your campus and would like to learn more about the program, please contact us for more information.

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Counselor Resources

Your role in the program

Counselors – the support and assistance that you provide to students is vital for the program! Students will need to meet with you to explore their HBCU options and to obtain the fee waiver code for the online Common Black College Application.

Student Qualification Requirements

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

  2. Complete a minimum of 30 UC or CSU units

Those students completing an Associate degree (non-ADT) are welcome 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.

Make the Pitch to Students

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have an excellent academic track record. While only about 17 percent of Black undergraduate students enrolled nationally attend an HBCU, more than 28 percent of those who receive a bachelor’s degree obtain them from an HBCU. These colleges and universities are also leading institutions in awarding degrees to Black students in the life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, and engineering programs.

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