This section will provide you with the latest updates on transfer pertaining to fall admission due to COVID-19. Please check our website to stay up-to-date as needed. This section will be updated frequently as information becomes available.
COVID-19 has brought about a challenging time. You may be uncertain as to how this semester might turn out and impact your fall admission. If you have a specific transfer concern or situation, please set up an appointment with a transfer counselor.
Students who applied for fall 2020 admission
Congratulations! If you have selected your transfer university for the next school year, don’t forget to share your transfer story!
- Share your story at glendale.edu/transferstory
- We encourage you to upload a picture of yourself wearing or holding something with your transfer school name.
- The Transfer Center will share your story on our Transfer Students Spotlight webpage and social media.
COVID-19 Admission Exceptions
Many four year universities have relaxed their admission policies. Campuses will exercise as much flexibility as possible when it comes to meeting admissions requirements and selection criteria, but flexibility will vary by campus, school/college, and/or major due to impaction. Contact the campus you intend to transfer to and check individual campus websites for information pertaining to exceptions and/or your counselor for clarification.
For UC fall admission exceptions due to COVID-19, please see their Undergraduate Admissions COVID-19 webpage. For CSU fall admission exceptions due to COVID-19, please see their Admission Guidance for Incoming Transfers webpage.
- Continuously check your email and campus portals regularly.
- Directly contact the campus or university representative for questions, updates, schedule changes, and admission decisions.
- Check with the campus as to what method of inquiries and document receipt is preferred and about how to update the campus with schedule changes. It may be best to send inquiries and documents to campuses via email or campus portal.
- Check campus websites for the most up-to-date information. Be on the lookout for any changes to deadlines and requirements.
Many campuses have already sent admission decisions on a rolling basis. If admitted, campuses will request a deadline to accept your offer of admission. Please ensure that you meet the deadlines as requested. If you missed the deadline to accept your offer of admission and/or have any COVID related exceptions, some campuses may allow for an extension or for you to submit an appeal or for you to defer your enrollment. Students should contact the campus admissions office for further information and instructions.
The possibility to defer enrollment is a campus-by-campus decision and the process can vary between universities. Some campuses may require students to submit an appeal. Students should contact the campus admissions office for further information and instructions.
The deadline for official transcripts can vary between campuses. Please make sure to read the admissions conditions given to you from your respective transfer university. Many schools have transcript deadlines in June or July. Double check to see when transcripts and general education certification are due. Please ensure that you meet the deadlines as requested.
Fall 2020 InstructionThe decision to be remote for all or part of Academic Year 20-21 will vary between universities. Students should contact the campus and check campus websites for updates and further information.
The CSU system will be mainly online for fall 2020 classes. Some or all instruction for all or part of the Academic Year 20-21 may be delivered remotely for the UC campus. Fall 2020 instruction decision for the UCs should be released in mid-June. Continue to monitor this page for updates in regard to the UC system: Undergraduate Admissions COVID-19
Transfer housing may no longer be guaranteed due to COVID-19 provisions. Students should contact the campus for further information and instructions on housing.
Most campuses are allowing students to request a re-evaluation of their financial aid offer based on changes in their families' financial circumstances. Students should visit campus websites to see how best to contact the financial aid office.
Virtual Campus Opportunities
Most campuses are offering a wide array of virtual opportunities for admitted transfer students. Examples include but are not limited to:
- Virtual Orientations
- Virtual Open Houses
- Live chats
- Webinars (live and recorded)
- Phone, email and/or text opportunities
- Online presentations
- Social media events and programs
Students should contact individual campuses for the most current information on any upcoming virtual and online programs and events for admitted students.
Due to COVID-19, all in-person university representative visits and events in the Transfer Center have been canceled until further notice. Some university representatives may be able to provide phone and/or online appointments, live chats, or webinars. Please continue to check our Transfer Center Calendar.
Pass or Credit Grades
Pass or credit exceptions can vary between four-year universities. Check with the school you intend to transfer to and/or consult with your counselor for clarification. Pass/No Pass option might be best used for either general education classes or electives. We generally do not recommend you that you take a course that is required for your major or graduate school as Pass/No Pass.
- Continue as you have planned with your coursework
- Avoid dropping any classes for spring 2020
- Prioritize minimum admission and campus major course requirements
- Keep campus directly updated of any changes
- Be careful of changing any classes to Pass/No Pass
- Complete courses that are required for your major or graduate school for letter grades
- Click here for GCC Grading Guidelines
- Click here to meet with a counselor online
- Click here for updated information by the state on UCs, CSUs, Community Colleges, etc.
UC Merced, UC Riverside, and UC Santa Cruz will be accepting transfer applications for winter quarter/spring semester 2021. The application filing period is July 1-31. Students should check to ensure their major is accepting winter quarter/spring semester applicants.
There are many private and out-of-state schools that are on rolling admissions and currently still open for fall and spring admission. Please contact the campus and/or set up an appointment with a transfer counselor for more information.