Steps to Transfer to a University

You have applied to a university, now what

Next Steps Checklist.


  • Submit official transcripts via your myHancock portal student tab (if asked by the university)
  • Complete any Transfer Supplemental Applications (varies from campus to campus)
  • If you applied to a UC campus, complete the UC update by January 31.
  • Complete any remaining online EOP applications (separate application for each CSU campus).
  • File FREE Online Application fo Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) at
  • Complete the Allan Hancock College Foundation Scholarship online application.
  • If you attended a Santa Barbara County high school, complete the online Santa Barbara Foundation Scholarship application by January 15.


  • Meet with an AHC counselor to file an IGETC or CSU General Education Certification.
  • Meet with an AHC counselor to apply for any degrees earned.  The associate degree for transfer deadline is mid-February.
  • Research and apply for scholarships (each university may have separate scholarship applications on their financial aid webpage).
  • Admissions decisions typically start to roll out in February (some may be earlier and some may come March-May).

March - April:

  • To earn a transfer recognition award, let the AHC University Transfer Center know where you will be attending in the fall.
  • If you applied for FAFSA, you will receive a financial aid packet (aka financial award letter) from most universities.  The financial aid packet will provide detailed description of how much money you will receive at the university.
  • Attend a "Next Steps" workshop offered by the AHC University Transfer Center.
  • If possible, visit prospective campuses during open house events.


  • Attend College Signing Day (contact the UTC for more information)
  • Submit Student Intent to Register (SIR) to UC and CSU schools.  See your university portal for exact deadlines.
  • Attend the Transfer Stars Reception hosted by the AHC University Transfer Center
  • Attend your Allan Hancock College Commencement if you applied for an associate degree.

On- Going:

  • Check your email on a regular basis for important updates, requirements, and documents you need to send to each university.
  • Check your university portal regularly! Missing important deadlines often means a withdrawal of your application.
  • If you have questions, don't hesitate to ask a counselor for help!

Other Important Steps:

  • Submit an on-campus housing application.  If you are applying for on-campus housing, you can submit an application once you get your student ID number.  Most campuses have a first come, first served procedure.  Applications can be found on the school's housing web page.
  • Attend your university orientation! Most orientations are held in June and July.  Some campuses will have a transfer orientation.
  • Submit your final official transcripts to the university you are attending.  Deadlines vary!
  • Contact the AHC University Transfer Center (UTC) for more information:  building A, room 205 or call 805-922-6966 ext. 3363



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