Transfer and Career Center

Counseling Hours:

Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm
(Summer Counseling hours may vary).

If you are planning to transfer to a four-year university this home page will provide you with the necessary information needed to transfer to a California State University, University of California, Independent or Private college. The friendly staff in the student services area is always ready to help you with the transfer process.

On behalf of Counseling and Student Support Services, we would like to welcome you to our website and our campus. It is our mission to do all that we can to assist you in your educational pursuits. Our counselors are dedicated professionals who can answer most of your education and career related concerns either online or on-campus.

How can we help you?

Transfer to University of California (UC):

If a student wishes to transfer as a junior to any of the campuses of the University of California, he or she should generally plan to complete at least 60 transferable units with at least a 2.4 GPA at Palo Verde College. The 60 units include those required in the major and those needed for completion on the general education requirements.

UC Riverside and Palo Verde College have established a Transfer Admissions Guarantee (TAG) program to encourage students to transfer to UCR and to facilitate that process. Contact the Transfer and Career Center Director/Counselor at Palo Verde College, or click on the link below in order to obtain admission information with UCR.

Transfer to California State University (CSU):

Students planning to graduate from any of the 23 CSU campuses should complete the CSU GE Breadth requirements prior to transfer. Upon the completion of the 60 transferable units and CSU GE, at the student's request, Palo Verde College can certify the student has fulfilled all lower-division GE requirements. It is to the student's advantage to complete the entire pattern before transfer.

Dual Admission Agreement between California State University, San Bernardino and Palo Verde College:

California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB) and Palo Verde College (PVC) have entered into a Dual Admission Program (DAP) agreement for the mutual benefit of both institutions and their students. The DAP is available to students committed to attending CSUSB. Students will be granted admission concurrently upon the condition that the student completes all lower division requirements and achieves full eligibility.

CSUSB and PVC believe that success of transferring can be improved through a systematic, focused and collaborative effort. The overall objective of this agreement is to more closely link the efforts of PVC with CSUSB in order to create a seamless process for the academic, personal and professional success of students.

  • With the Dual Admission Program (DAP) agreement, the plan is to facilitate the transfer of students from PVC to CSUSB in support of their goals. Admission of PVC students to CSUSB is guaranteed contingent upon their completion of 60 semester / 90 quarter credits including full general education certification. This includes a guarantee of admission to all undergraduate programs with the exception of those which are formally impacted at the time the student elects to participate in the agreement, e.g., nursing.
  • Enrollment in the CSUSB PVC Dual Admission Program is initiated by a student filing the Dual Admission application form and confirming his/her understanding of the respective obligations of the student/CSUSB/PVC partnership.

For additional information contact Irma Dagnino, Transfer Center Director at (760) 921-5552 or email:

CSU San Bernardino, Palm Desert campus is available at

CSU San Bernardino is available at

Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC):

The Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum is a general education program that California community college transfer students can use to fulfill lower-division general education requirements at any CSU or University of California campus. This curriculum provides an alternative to the CSU General Education-Breadth requirements and the local UC GE/Breadth requirements. It is important to note that the IGETC is not an admission requirement nor does completion of IGETC guarantee admission to the campus or program of choice.

IGETC Educational Plan

CSU General Education-Breadth Requirements:

The CSU General Education-Breadth (GE-Breadth) program allows California community college transfer students to fulfill lower-division general education requirements at any CSU campus prior to transfer. This curriculum provides an alternative to the IGETC requirements, and to the local university GE/Breadth requirements. It is important to note that CSU GE-Breadth certification is not an admission requirement, nor does completion guarantee admission to the campus or program of choice. The GE-Breadth program requires that students who select this option complete at least 60 semester units of general education to receive the baccalaureate degree.

CSU General Educational Plan

ASSIST Software:

ASSIST is a computerized student-transfer information system that can be accessed over the World Wide Web. It displays reports of how course credits earned at one California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California's colleges and universities and therefore provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available about student transfer in California.


"While it is the intent that Palo Verde College provides students access to matriculation services, other extended and support services, and course offerings, due to legal constraints, it is possible that some student populations (high school students, inmate students, correspondence education students, etc.) may have limitations that may limit access to typical services and possible limited course offerings"