Mesa Journeys



Transfer Workshops and Events


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 Workshops & Events 

 CSU-UC Application Open Lab

Fall 2021 Virtual Transfer Application workshop. This is open lab style. Transfer counselors and staff will be available to answer general application questions. You may register by clicking on the desire date. These sessions will focus primarily on the CSU Application and will cover the basics of filling out the CSU application as well as answering questions regarding application and admission process. If you are applying for Fall 2020 admission/transfer, you must submit your application between October 1-December 4, 2020. The UC application is due November 30, 2020.  UC applicants are welcome.

In order to maximize your time and successfully complete the CSU application you will need to be prepared. Please complete this helpful screening tool prior to attending the virtual lab. Also you will need to have access to printed copies of your transcripts on the day of the workshop. Applicants should create an account, save password and fill out the demographic portion of the application prior to attending the virtual lab.


  • Please complete this application planning tool BEFORE you sign up to the CSU application Workshop. Your organization and pre-planning will assist us with a smooth CSU Application process. This will be your confirmation to move on to the virtual CSU application workshop
  • CSU Application Guide PowerPoint: Cal State Apply application important information & key updates only presentation
  • CSU Application Guide
  • CSU Application
  • CSU Application FAQs
  • For the Fall 2021 application term: Cal State Apply application tutorial Youtube video (step-by-step) click here
  • CSU Application Fee WaiverIf financial circumstances have changed for 2020, applicants will need to contact the CSU campus directly to request a fee waiver.  Campuses may use a Fee Waiver Appeal form or some other method to receive requests. If approved, a coupon code that covers the cost of the application is provided by the campus. Applicants should complete (not submit) the application in full as soon as possible to confirm they are not eligible for the fee waiver based on 2019 income information and then contact the campus(es) to request a fee waiver appeal. Some campuses have students work with the financial aid office for this but the process at each campus may vary.  Applicants may contact the campus admission office via the general email found here

Click here for our Fall 2020 CSU Transfer Events Flyer


  • Tuesday, November 17th from 3:00 - 4:00 pm, registration info coming soon 


uc flyer 2020 updated

Common Application ASsistance 

Common Application uses the same application software platform as Cal State Apply. However if you need assistance specifically for the Common App use the live chat while in the Common App.


The San Diego Education Consortium (San Diego Private Schools) is participating in two Virtual Transfer Fairs. During the Virtual Transfer Fair you can chat with admissions representatives about majors, admission requirements, financial aid, scholarships and other transfer opportunities. These schools provide great options for transfer students who do not want to or cannot relocate and still want a quality degree and educational experience in some of the most impacted majors (Eg. Business and Psychology). Oftentimes these schools offer deeply discounted fees for adult degree completion programs which makes them very affordable.

ITEP, CSU Teacher Education Application Workshops

Application workshops for Teacher Education students.  Four dates are available. Click on the flyer for more information. To register send a email to this email 

  • Wednesday, October 21st, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, November 5th, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Friday, November 13th, 9:00 - 11:00 am

Academic Renewal for Transfer Workshop

A virtual session and PowerPoint that covers the process of different types of academic renewals and how they may be used in transfer process.

5 Steps to Transfer and Career Workshop

If you are planning to transfer to a four year university, and if you want to make sure the major that you picked and the school that you plan to apply to is the best fit for you, this is a great workshop for you. This recording will give you some insight about transferring and picking a major.

CSU ADT Workshop

A virtual session and PowerPoint that covers requirements for the CSU ADT program and information on how you can best prepare yourself. In addition, you will obtain information on creating an educational plan for transfer.

SDSU Transfer Pathways Workshop

This workshop covers admissions requirements to SDSU and information on how you can best prepare yourself. Transfer Admission Guarantees (TAG), Associate Degree with a Guarantee (ADT), as well as, admissions requirements, processes, and deadlines will be discussed.

UC TAG Workshop

A virtual session and PowerPoint that covers requirements for the UC TAG program and information on how you can best prepare yourself. In addition, you will obtain information on creating an educational plan for transfer.

UC San Diego University Link Workshop

A virtual session and PowerPoint that covers requirements for for the UC San Diego University Link. A Guaranteed admission program between local San Diego Community Colleges and UC San Diego.

UCSD Transfer Pathways Workshop

A virtual session and PowerPoint that covers admissions requirements to UCSD and information on how you can best prepare yourself. Admission requirements, processes, and deadlines will be discussed.

Appeal Information for denied transfer admission

Have you been denied admission to your desired transfer institution for Fall 2020? Check back regularly for more resources and tips on how to appeal your admission decision.