Community College Pathway for High School Students


CEP Community College Enrollment Checklist

These checklists have everything you need to stay on top of the college process. Check items off as you go and make sure to follow all the deadlines!

CEP Community College Pathway Chart

This planning chart can help students make sure they understand their options and pathways for community college.

CEP Cheat Sheet: Applying to a Community College

This preparation form will assist students with collecting key information so that students have easy access to it when it's time to fill out applications and forms. To edit use this document, click "File" in the top left corner , then click "Make a copy."


Reasons to Attend a Community College

Wondering if the community college route route is best for your education journey? Take a look at some reasons to attend a community college.

CCC Homepage

Learn about the 116 California Community Colleges (CCC) campuses. There are many community colleges all over the state of California.

I Can Go To College Homepage

This webpage provides resources for students to achieve their goals at community colleges by giving key information to students learning how the community process works. Click to learn more.

Locate and Compare California Community Colleges

This website can help you decide which California community college is best for you and your needs.


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Learning Communities

Many community colleges have learning communities. Learning Communities are programs designed to support a community of students who share common goals and interests while working collaboratively in an encouraging environment. Students in learning communities perform well in their academic courses and meet their educational goals promptly. Here is an example of some at Chabot College.


Associate's Degree

Take control of your future and increase your earning power by enrolling in an associate's degree program at a community college.

Associate’s Degree for Transfer (AS-T)

Complete your major preparation and general education requirements at a California community college to get a guaranteed saved spot at participating four-year universities.

Bachelor Degree Program

Did you know that you can earn a bachelor's degree from a California community college? Thanks to the Bachelor's Degree Program, you can get a four-year degree in a variety of subjects at 15 different colleges throughout the state.

Career Education Certificate

Ever considered going directly into career education? These certificates can lead directly to a career of your choice.


What is ASSIST?

This flier breaks down how ASSIST can help you transfer from a California Community College to a CSU or UC.

Transfer Major Explorer

Use this tool to see what majors are available for transfer at California public institutions of higher education.

UC Transfer Programs

There are a few different ways to transfer into a UC. To make it easier, follow this website with three guided options.

UC Transfer Admission Planner (TAP)

UC TAP is a free online tool to help prospective UC transfer students track and plan their coursework. The tool is designed for use by students transferring from California community colleges, including those students who are seeking a Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) with one of the six participating UC campuses.

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.

CSU Transfer Requirements

Learn more about transfering to a California State University.

CSU Transfer Planner

Here you can start your Transfer Success Pathway and see the articulation agreement between your community college and your California State University program. If you’re finishing high school in spring 2023 and enrolling in a community college in fall 2023, you can start your transfer pathway now.

CSU Associate Degree for Transfer Major & Campus Search

Use this search to find a community college that has an AA-T or AS-T program you’re interested in.

HBCU Transfer Guarantee

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