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.
Begin researching our HBCU partner institutions.Get Started
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.Apply Now
Fill out our program contact form for hands-on guidance through the transfer process.Apply for our Programs
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 email@example.com. Our average response time is 48 hours.
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.
Alabama State University
915 S. Jackson Streethttps://www.alasu.edu/
Montgomery, Alabama 36104
Randall Massey, District Recruiter & Transfer Specialist
Alcorn State University
1000 ASU Drivehttps://www.alcorn.edu/
Lorman, Mississippi 39096-7500
Mrs. Katangelia Tenner, Director for Admissions
Arkansas Baptist College
1600 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Drivewww.arkansasbaptist.edu
Little Rock, AR 72202
James Burrell, Director of Admissions
1600 Harden Streethttps://www.benedict.edu/
Columbia, South Carolina 29204
Mrs. Keisha Montgomery, Director of Admissions and Recruitment
900 E, Washington St.https://www.bennett.edu/
Greensboro, North Carolina 27401
Jasmine Faison, Admissions Counselor/Recruiter
640 Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune Boulevardhttps://www.cookman.edu/
Daytona Beach, Florida 32114
Carol Brown, Transfer Student Services Coordinator
Bowie State University
14000 Jericho Park Roadhttps://www.bowiestate.edu/
Bowie, Maryland 20715-9465
Lawrence Webb, Admissions Counselor
Central State University
1400 Brush Row Roadhttps://www.centralstate.edu/
Wilberforce, Ohio 45384
Amanda McCombs, Enrollment Specialist
400 Magnolia Streethttps://www.claflin.edu/
Orangeburg, South Carolina 29115
Reynolda Brown, VP Enrollment Management
Clark Atlanta University
223 James P. Brawley Dr., S.W.https://www.cau.edu/
Atlanta, Georgia 30314
Antonio McFarland, Senior Recruiter
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Your future shouldn’t be out of reach
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.
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:
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
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.
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.