Private University Information

A list of Private and Independent Universities that are non-profit and WASC accredited is available at the Association of Independent California Colleges and Universities website: This web page provides:

  • A direct link to each campus’s website
  • Information about admission policies
  • Application deadlines
  • Financial aid and scholarship availabilities
  • Campus profiles and more….

You may also find information about Private and Independent colleges and universities at

Private Universities Articulation chart lists those universities that are accepting IGETC and/or have articulation agreements with community colleges in California.

Many of the private universities do not have formal articulation agreements with community colleges which make the transfer process challenging. By gathering the information provided on the above links, you learn about the admission process and requirements as well as course requirements for the major you are interested in. You may meet with your counselor at Cañada College to explore your options and develop a Student Educational Plan.

To Apply to Private and Out-of-State Universities you may use "Common Application". List of universities that are using Common application for admission can be found under Explored Colleges. Please note that many universities have their own individual application that can be accessed from their website.

Private and Out-of-State universities may require additional documents/materials for admission.  Please note that these requirements may vary campus to campus:

  • Personal Statement/Essay
  • Supplemental application
  • College Report
  • Transcripts
  • Letter of Recommendation(s)
  • SAT/ACT test
  • other