Saddleback College Transfer Partnerships

Saddleback College Transfer Partnerships

Arizona State University

Arizona State University guarantees admission to CA transfer students who have completed high school or have a GED and have either:

  • 24 transferable units with a minimum cumulative transfer GPA of 3.0
  • Or a fully certified IGETC or CSU GE with a minimum cumulative transfer GPA of 2.5
  • Or an Associate degree with a minimum cumulative transfer GPA of 2.5
  • student may start in spring or fall term

ASU California Transfer

Brandman University

The Early Advantage Program (EAP) is intended to maximize transfer success and minimize the time and costs for transfer students to achieve their degrees. It is designed for well-prepared,
high-achieving undergraduate students and provides them with:

  • Comprehensive advising and planning services
  • Lock in your catalog year
  • A special transfer scholarship / academic advising and education planning
  • A seamless transition to Brandman University
  • Student services
  • Financial advising

Early Advantage Program

California Baptist University Online

The Fast Track to Success Program was designed specifically for Saddleback students and provides an enhanced, discounted, and seamless transfer process. 

  • Courses start every 8 weeks
  • Application fee for admission is waived
  • 30% tuition scholarship for students who are enrolled full-time (12 units a semester) in online courses
  • 10% tuition scholarship for students who carry less than 12 units a semester

Online Fast Track to Success Program
CBU Online Fast Track to Success Flyer

CalSouthern University

CalSouthern offers a 10% tuition discount to Saddleback College students across almost all university degree and certificate programs.

  • Bachelor degree programs are offered in psychology, nursing, business and criminal justice
  • Up to 90 transfer credits toward CalSouthern’s bachelor degree programs may be accepted
  • With maximum transfer credits and by taking courses simultaneously, bachelor degree programs can be completed in as few as 10 or 12 months depending on the program
  • Courses start monthly, are eight weeks in length and tuition is locked as long as continuous enrollment is maintained
  • Students must meet all CalSouthern admission and graduation requirements
  • The RN-to-BSN program is excluded from this discount and it is offered at $150 per credit

California Southern University Partnership Information 

Chapman University

Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) for Limited Programs

  • All major related courses require a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above to qualify for the TAG
  • Students with full CSU GE/ or IGETC certification will be eligible to waive the majority of the Chapman GE requirements
  • CSU GE/ or IGETC certification is not required for admission

Saddleback College Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)

Concordia University Irvine

Concordia University Irvine (CUI) will provide guaranteed acceptance of all Saddleback students who meet the established and published admissions standards for CUI. It is preferred that Saddleback students have successfully completed the following:

  • lGETC or CSU GE programs
  • A minimum of 40 semester units in college level courses
  • At least 12 units taken at Saddleback College, with a minimum GPA of 2.0

CUI Adult Degree Program

Pepperdine University - Graziadio School of Business and Management

Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM) -  Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)

  • All options require an overall GPA of 2.8 or better  
  • 3 years professional work experience required
  • Designed for working professionals
  • 3 options
  • 78% of Pepperdine Graziadio School of Business and Management students graduate in 3 years or less

Transfer Admission Guarantee

University of La Verne - Traditional Program & CAPA Program

  • Waiver of application fee
  • Guaranteed admission if the requirements below are met
  • IGETC or CSU-GE will meet the lower division requirements for graduation at the University of La Verne provided that a C- or better grade is earned.  (CSU American Institutions is not required).
  • Students need to meet the following:
    • 28 units of CSU transferable courses minimum
    • 2.7 grade point average
    • Completion of English 1A or 1AH
    • Transfer in the term immediately following their attendance at Saddleback (Summer session is excluded)
  • A one-time $1000 TAG scholarship for students admitted to the Main Campus
  • Renewable $400-1200 scholarships for undergraduate students
  • Scholarships also available for employees, spouses, domestic partners with some exceptions (e.g. Law School, Military Base Programs, Professional Development, Traditional Undergraduate Program at the Main Campus)

Traditional Program Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)

Accelerated Program for Adults (CAPA) Program

University of Redlands

Redlands offers a tuition discount to Saddleback College students who transfer directly to the University of Redlands School of Business or School of Education. To receive a 10% tuition discount:

  • Students meet all admissions requirements
  • Student accounts remain current
  • Student matriculates into a University of Redlands School of Business or School of Education program directly from a CCC with a minimum of 40 credits
  • At least 21 credits earned at Saddleback College
  • School of Education Ed.D. is excluded from this discount

Partnership Information

Vanguard University

As a Vanguard University Affiliate Partner, you can receive a 25% tuition discount on Professional Studies Bachelor’s degrees when you enroll in one of Vanguard University’s School for Professional Studies programs:

  • 30 transferable units (1-199)
  • IGETC, CSU GE or Associate Degree
  • 2.0 or greater transferable GPA
  • Work full time or have significant life responsibilities
  • 25% tuition discount for Saddleback students who qualify

Affiliate Partner Information

Western Oregon University

Western Oregon University (WOU) offers qualified and motivated students from Saddleback College who meet the Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) requirements a dynamic and personalized educational experience.

Transfer Admission Guarantee Requirements:

  • Cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher
  • Completion of 24 semester credits.  No more than two PE credits or nonacademic credits will be counted toward the 24 credits.
  • Completion of English 1B with a C or higher
  • Completion of Math 7 or higher with a C or higher
  • No ACT or SAT is required for students who meet the above requirements 

Accepted California Transfer Pathways:

  • Associates in Arts for Transfer (AA-T)
  • Associates in Science for Transfer (AS-T)

WOU Admission Process:

  1. Complete WOU online application at
  2. Payment of $50 application processing fee
  3. Submission of official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended

WOU Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)