HBCU Transfer Agreements

California Community College students who complete certain academic requirements are guaranteed transfer to one of  many participating Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), who signed an agreement  with California Community Colleges on March 17, 2015.  

The goal of this agreement is to educate students about additional transfer opportunities at these institutions and develop pathways that will ultimately contribute to an increase in baccalaureate degree attainment. These Transfer Guarantee Agreements will also facilitate a smooth transition for students from all of the California Community Colleges to targeted HBCU's. 

Historically Black Colleges and Universities include 68 public and private universities that are vary in size and offer wide range of degree programs.  Among them, there are 39 institution that are participating in Transfer Guarantee Agreement with California Community Colleges. 


  • Guarantees admission to all participating institutions

  • Application fee may be waived - fee waiver code available to the online Common Black College Application.

  • You may complete one Application to apply for up to four participating institutions.

  • You will have access to pre-admission advising by program staff and institution representatives

  • Priority consideration for campus housing (when deadlines are met)

  • Priority consideration for scholarships for students with a 3.2 GPA or higher based on institutions' available funding

The following link will list all HBCU participating in this program that also include a brief introduction to the University and the contact information:


To search majors offered by HBCU campuses, you may visit the DEGREE SEARCH LINK.

Some of the popular online programs are:

  • Psychology at Alabama State University— Bethune-Cookman University—Claflin University — Fort Valley State
    University—Kentucky State University—North Carolina Central University—Southern University and A&M College — Southern University at New Orleans
  • Business Administration at Alcorn State University—BethuneCookman University—Fort Valley State University—Hampton
    University— West Virginia State University—Wiley College
  • Criminal and Administration of Justice at Alcorn State University—BethuneCookman University—Claflin University—Fort Valley State University— HamptonUniversity— Harris-Stowe State University—Kentucky State University—North Carolina Central University—Philander SmithCollege—Southern University and A&M College—Southern University at New Orleans—Texas Southern University— Tennessee State University—West Virginia State University
  • Child Development—Elementary
  • Education—International Affairs
  • Liberal Studies
  • Sociology
  • Organizational Management
  • Health Services
  • Emergency Management
  • Homeland Security/Law
  • Enforcement/Firefighting
  • Nursing
  • Computer Science
  • Political Science
  • Technical Writing
  • Graphic Design
  • Visual Art
  • Be a California Community College student
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher (some campuses require higher GPA)
  • Complete one of the following General Education options:
    • Complete an Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) with IGETC or CSU General Education Breadth


    • Complete a minimum of 30 UC or CSU transferrable units.

Students who complete an Associate Degree may apply, but will not able to benefit from the Associate Degree for Transfer that is Guarantee Admission, and their degree applicable courses are subject to review and evaluation.

Please see the Transfer Admission website for individual university's policy and requirements. 

Students may apply to any HBCU institutions using the Common Black College Application.

The link above also includes tutorial video explaining step by step how to complete the application.  You may also use this instruction to complete the application. 

  • Additional Documents -  each university may require additional documents such as transcript and recommendation letter in addition to the application.
  • Application Deadlines - the deadlines are set by the individual institution. 

Please check the undergraduate Admission website of each university to find about the required documents, application deadline, and ay other instructions.

Application fee is $20 for all HBCUs. (only one  non-refundable fee of $20)

If you are applying to one of the 39 HBCU participants, your application fee can be waived as part of the Transfer Agreements with Community Colleges.  Please contact the Transfer Center for more information.

Students may apply for financial aid through FAFSA.  The individual institutions also offer scholarships based on fund availability.

You may find a list of scholarship offerings at https://www.californiacommunitycollegehbcutransfer.com/scholarship-database 

You may complete and submit Student Contact Form to receive information about the Transfer Guarantee to HBUCs.

At CCC to HBCU TRANSFER DASHBOARD, you will find the data and statistics on transfer cohort at these institutions.

Please review the FAQ as you may find an answer to your questions about transfer to HBCU.  For further questions and/or clarification, you may reach out to your counselor and/or Transfer Center.  


The following is a list of HBCU who are participating in this Transfer Agreement and the programs they offer: