4-Year College Exploration


CEP College and Major List Template (Transfer)

Use this document to keep track of your college list! You can also track key information like college acceptance rates and the major you want to apply for at that school.

BigFuture College Search Engine

Use this website to search for and learn about different colleges. This is a great website to build your college list!

Niche Website

We all have different wants and need. See how well different colleges can match those needs here.


UC Transfer Homepage

Learn more about the 10 University of California (UC) campuses. The UC system is one of the best college systems in the world.

CSU Transfer Homepage

Learn more about the 23 California State (CSU) campuses. The CSU system is one of the best college systems in the nation.

AICCU Transfer Homepage

The AICCU Transfer Commitment is part of the sector's commitment to serve all types of California students, including transfer. Transfer pathways include campus articulation agreements, and the Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) program.

List of Minority Serving Institutions

Some colleges have specific missions of supporting marginalized and underrepresented college students. This is a list of Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions, Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions, Hispanic Serving Institutions, Native American-Serving Nontribal Institutions, Predominantly Black Institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and Tribal Colleges and Universities.

List of HBCU's

Explore the list of Historically Black Colleges and Universities here!

Common Black College App

Students can complete the Common Black College Application (CBCA) and apply to any number of their Member Institutions, at the same time. The CBCA creates the potential opportunity for students to receive acceptance letters, financial aid packages and scholarship offers from several different colleges. Different schools have different application deadlines.

Western Undergraduate Exchange

Students who are residents of WICHE states are eligible to request a reduced tuition rate of 150% of resident tuition at participating two- and four-year college programs outside of their home state.

Virtual College Tours

Experience 1,000+ colleges in virtual reality. Can't visit a school in person? Check this site to explore the school virtually.


UC Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)

Nothing feels better than getting a guaranteed place at UC. Which is exactly what TAG offers, at any one of six UC campuses. Follow the four steps on this page and secure your UC TAG.

HBCU Transfer Guarantee

This program guarantees admission to 39 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Click to learn more.


Fully Online Associate Degree for Transfer

Several California community colleges offer ADT degrees completely online. You can choose which program interests you.

Fully Online Certificate of Achievement Pathway

Certificates of Achievement (COAs) are relatively short programs of study designed for students wishing to enter a new career or enhance their current job skills.

Cal State Online

Cal State Online leverages the 23 campuses and nearly 53,000 faculty and staff of the California State University system to provide more access and completion opportunities to students by removing the "time & place" obstacles. Learn more here.

California Virtual Campus

Enroll in online courses offered by multiple California community colleges.