If you haven't already done so, we recommend that you first select a college to be your "home" college where you will complete most of your courses (either onsite or online). To find California Community Colleges, visit http://californiacommunitycolleges.cccco.edu/FindaCollege.
Once you've selected a home college, you'll need to apply to that college. Applications are online, and you'll usually find an "Apply Now" link somewhere on the college's home web page.
After you apply and are accepted, you'll receive a Student ID number. With this, you can contact your college's counseling department and arrange to meet with an academic counselor to explore your career and educational options and select a program of study. Your counselor can map out your college path in the form of a "student education plan." (Most colleges offer a way for you to meet with a counselor online or via phone if you find it difficult to travel to campus.)
The CVC-OEI offers two online resources for students to identify and enroll in online courses not found at their home college:
- CVC Course Finder (https://search.cvc.edu/) is a tool to help California community college students search and register for courses needed to complete their degree and transfer requirements online.
- CVC Exchange Cross-Enrollment (https://cvc.edu/exchange) allows students at participating colleges to search and enroll in online courses without having to complete a separate college application.
Remember, it is important that you work with your counselor and/or admissions advisor to make sure that you enroll in the class(es) you need for transfer. Course Finder and Exchange are focused on the IGETC and CSU Breadth requirement, but individual departments and/or colleges may have additional requirements.
If you are open to completing your college work entirely online, please visit:
Online Transfer Degrees (https://cvc.edu/adt/)
Certificates of Achievement (https://cvc.edu/online-certificates-of-achievement/)