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Cabrillo Transfer Services

Transfer Application Resources

Cabrillo College is ranked #1 in transfers to UCSC

All Cabrillo counselors can help you plan your transfer from Cabrillo to four-year colleges and universities.

To make an appointment with a counselor about transfer, you may call the Counseling Office at (831) 479-6274 or email or Transfer Services at (831) 479-6385 or email at

UC Application

Cabrillo Transfer Services offers a variety of support resources to assist with the application process.

Application presentations cover tips on filling out your UC application and a brief overview on Personal Insight Questions. We also encourage you to participate in a workshop/webinar hosted by our UC/CSU partners. Please view our Transfer Events Calendar for dates and times of all workshops/webinars.

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CSU Application

Workshops will provide an overview on how to complete the CSU admissions application and we will review common mistakes to avoid.

These presentations cover tips on filling out your CSU application. Please view our Transfer Events Calendar for dates and times of all workshops/webinars.

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Application Help Sessions

Counselors and Transfer Staff will be available to help with questions before you submit your UC/CSU application. Please attend a CSU/UC presentation before attending. Registration is required, please visit our Transfer Events Calendar for more information. Space is limited so register as soon as possible.

Personal Insight Questions (PIQ) Webinar for Applications and Scholarships

All applicants to the University of California and most private colleges must submit responses to personal insight questions. Marcie Wald, LCSW (Author of Nothing Can Stop Me; An Open Book on Transfer Application Essays), is offering A pre-recorded webinar to support you in completing your responses. The information is also useful for scholarship application essays. Actual sample essays are read and critiqued during the webinar. Students are required to view the webinar before requesting a counseling appointment to review your responses. To watch the Personal Insight Question webinar, please fill out this short google form. Please note that this is only available to current or former Cabrillo students.

Common Application

Resources to assist students applying to colleges via the Common Application

Transfer Timeline

Please see the timeline below for general information on when you need to complete set requirements for UC and CSU Admissions timelines during the year before you transfer. (Note: this is a general guide and not to be used as a substitute for correspondence you receive directly from the university. It is your responsibility to ensure you are meeting all the deadlines they require as this information is subject to change.)

Monthly Checklist for Transferring to a UC or CSU (Year Prior to Transfer)

Transfer Scholarship Resources & University Financial Aid

Popular transfer scholarships and links for videos to help with the scholarship essays and university financial aid information.