Welcome Prospective Transfer Students
This page will assist you as you plan your courses at your current college, and as you prepare to transition in to Pacific. This page is very specific for Engineering and Computer Science majors. Click here for University-wide general information for Transfer Applicants.
1. We want to help you select courses at your current college that will transfer and satisfy actual degree requirements. The first thing you need to do is look at the curriculum plan for your intended major. Pick from one of the majors below.
2. Next, look at the courses on the curriculum plan for your major for the first two years. These are the courses that you would want to take at your community college (with the exception of Pacific Seminar - If you transfer in to Pacific with 28 or more credit units, you will not be required to take Pacific Seminar 1 or 2). You can identify the corresponding courses at your respective community college through: ROAR
3. If you are attending one of the following community colleges, then you can go to Engineering and Computer Science Community College to Pacific Course Articulation to see the corresponding courses.
Note: Listed are a majority of the general Engineering and Computer Science courses students at Pacific usually take, along with the equivalent transferrable courses from the various colleges listed above. This is not an agreement, and it is highly recommended that students consult with a Faculty Advisor or Administrator at Pacific's School of Engineering and Computer Science prior to any arrangements. Course articulations are subject to change. These are shown for reference only. Actual articulations are done by the Registrars Office and transfer students should check ROAR for the most current articulations. For assistance, contact Veronica Brown at 209-946-7499 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
General Education Requirement
You can take up to five General Education Courses prior to entering Pacific. Pacific has nine General Education categories, listed below. You can go ahead and take one course in each of the following categories: IA, IB, IC, IIA, and IIC. The following are sample General Education courses students take for each category. There are many others. You can look up one of the following specific courses on ROAR, or you can do a search on ROAR by the following categories to see other possible courses at your respective college.
I A-Individual & Interpersonal Behavior
I C-Global Studies
II A-Language & Literature
II B -Worldviews & Ethics
II C -Language & Literature
III A- Natural Sciences
III B-Mathematics & Formal Logic
III C -Science, Technology & Society
The School will, under certain circumstances, allow one substitution of a course taken prior to transferring to Pacific to meet requirements in a different area within the same category.
- English 1A
Most colleges have a basic writing course called, "English 1A" or something very similar. If your writing skills are very strong, you will not be required to take a course like this at Pacific (you will be given a reading and a writing test to determine whether you have passed Pacific's Fundamental Skills Requirement in reading and writing). But it is a good course anyhow, so you may want to consider taking it at your current college, thereby exempting yourself from any possibility of having to take it once you get to Pacific. (English 1A does not count as a General Education course).
- Faculty Advising at Pacific
Students should confirm their course planning and articulations with a faculty advisor at Pacific or through the ROAR site. Pacific is willing to provide you with academic advising while you are still at the community college. You must complete Calculus I first. And then you may contact us to arrange an appointment with a faculty advisor for your respective major. For more information, contact: Dr Gary Martin, Assistant Dean 209-946-3064 or email@example.com
- How soon can you transfer? Community college students can transfer to the School of Engineering and Computer Science at any point in their academic program. Most state colleges require that community college students complete their entire freshman and sophomore curriculum prior to transferring to the four-year universities. This is not true at Pacific. If you do not have a least 15 units of college credit, then Pacific will also require the SAT or ACT and will heavily consider your high school academic records as well. The stronger your grades and the harder your courses, the sooner you could be admitted to Pacific.