Career / Transfer Center

Career/Transfer Center

Welcome to the Career/Transfer Center 

We are currently online for Spring 2021

Career/Transfer Center virtual services. It is never too early to begin to explore your major options and plan you transfer to a four-year college/university.  


Robert N. Chang Transfer Scholarship Application Information for Fall 2021 Transfer Students is now available.


Funded by the Robert N. Chang Foundation, the scholarship was established in 2002 at San José City College (SJCC) to assist motivated students from underrepresented backgrounds to achieve higher education. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to approximately six SJCC transfer students.

Award Amount Up to $5,000 per year for up to two years 

The number of recipients and financial need of recipients will determine the award amount. Subject to funding, recipients will be eligible for a second year of funding if all requirements set out by the Chang Foundation are met.

Eligibility Criteria 

Students must meet all of the following criteria to be considered.

Minimum GPA: 3.0 cumulative in SJECCD transferable courses

Enrollment Status: Full-Time, with at least 9 of 12 units at SJCC

If you are not a full-time student, please explain your extenuating circumstances and provide support for not being full-time. Please note that priority will be given to students who meet all criteria.

Academic Classification: Junior (minimum 60 transferable units) upon transfer;

Minimum 30 transferable units must be completed at SJCC upon transfer; Must be enrolled at the baccalaureate institution by Fall 2021

Financial Need: Must be low-income Ø Other Requirements: Must demonstrate overcoming challenging obstacles

Essay: (2 to 3 pages, double-spaced) describing your college and life experiences, as well as your goals; include obstacles/challenges you have overcome. 

Demonstration of Low-Income with Financial Need: (For example, you could write a narrative about your financial need and include a tax return) 

Two Recommendation Letters (at least one must be from your SJCC instructor)

Copy of Spring 2021 Class Schedule, Copy of Unofficial Transcripts (You may access on MyWeb at


Submit all required materials by the extended deadline: 4:00 pm, Thursday, April 22, 2021 on this Google form clickable link:

Application Materials 

Students must complete and submit all materials listed below at clickable link:

Transfer Applications

University of California

Need help with the UC application? Online virtual presentations are available for step by step UC application assistance.

Need help with your personal insight questions?

Click here for step by step UC Personal Insight Questions assistance

Learn more about presenting yourself on the UC application?

California State University

Need help with Cal State Apply?  

Learn how to apply to the CSU with Cal State application mini videos

View Lezra's 2-hour video and learn how to apply to the CSU

Common Application 

Need help with the Common Application? 

Watch this Common Application how-to video

To Send Transcripts:

Request an official SJCC transcript through Credentials Inc. ALUMTRO001282

To Send the Transfer College Report 

Some schools may require a Transfer College Report. Please check on the website of each private school to confirm. If they require this report, follow the directions below. If you need advising on applying to schools, please contact the Transfer Center.

Download the "Common App College Report." Save it to your computer. (PDF, DOC, and DOCX formats are accepted). Fill out the top section that includes your name and Common App ID (available in the upper right-hand corner of the application).

Prepare (on a separate sheet of paper) a list of all colleges and their mailing addresses.
Email the College Report and list of colleges/addresses to Maria Beronilla in Admissions and Records. 

Admissions & Records will complete the form and send it back to you upon completion

Please Note:

Other Common Application forms requesting midterm grades (such as "Midterm Report" and "Final Year Report"), high school information, or counselor statement CANNOT be completed by the A&R Office and should NOT be included with the transcript request form as they will not be completed or sent. The student is responsible for contacting the appropriate individuals for completion of those forms. Not all schools require these other forms. Some of these forms can be uploaded into the common app. Check with each university on your list on procedure.

Our History

In 1986, Miss Zenolia (Zee) Gibson established the formal operation of the San José City College "Career/Transfer Center" 


The intersegmental Transfer Center Pilot Program (Fall 1985-Fall 1989) was initiated as a means of bringing form to the transfer function on community college campuses and as a cooperative means of improving transfer to the University of California (UC), California State University (CSU), and the independent colleges and universities statewide.  


The 1985 State Budget included 3.37 million dollars to fund the first year of a three-year pilot program in which the California Community Colleges (CCC), University of California (UC) and the California State University (CSU) would cooperate to establish up to twenty Transfer Centers. In 1985-86, an intersegmental Transfer Center Pilot Program was initiated at twenty community colleges and universities. San José City College was included in this group.   


With great passion, preparation, a strong state initiative and vital work to be done, in 1986, Miss Zenolia (Zee) Gibson, Transfer Director/Counselor, established the formal operation of the Career/Transfer Center. With the increase of funding and the passage of AB 1725, the expansion and support for transfer centers occurred across the state of California.   

Our founder and retired former Director/Counselor, Miss Zee Gibson was a great part of this historical process. The SJCC Career/Transfer Center is extremely fortunate to have a well established transfer program created under Zee’s direction. On July 1, 2021, the Career Transfer Center will celebrate its 35th birthday.  Thank You, Zee!
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Student Learning Outcomes

Based on participation in Career/Transfer Center activities students will be able to:

    • Identify various services offered through the Career/Transfer Center
    • Recognize colleges/universities offering transfer admission agreements/ guarantees to SJCC students
    • Understand the elements of a transfer admission agreement/guarantee
    • Describe the minimum eligibility for transfer to a UC/CSU system
    • Use online career assessment tools for exploration and assessment

Mission Statement

The Career/Transfer Center is committed to supporting our students in achieving their educational life goals by promoting their academic career development and transfer to a four-year institution. To achieve this, we provide quality and comprehensive resources, activities, and services that foster equity, life-long learning and career/transfer success.

Critical Updates


​The California State University (CSU) Admission Cycle Begins on: Thursday, October 1, 2020.             

The filing deadline is 10/1/20 - 12/4/20 

CSU College weeks Transfer Fair recording:                 

Please find help with the CSU Apply transfer guide and the CSU Transfer Application presentationPlease find workshop dates here & Apply to the CSUNeed more time to work on the CSU application? Watch step-by-step CSU application video shorts to guide you through each section.


   UC College Transfer Fair Week Recording: UC Application Steps to apply:

Apply to the University of California. Have questions, or still need help meeting the deadline contact your drop in counselor today or the Transfer Center staff.

Carol Vasquez:

Lezra Chenportillo:

SJCC is a UC Davis Transfer Opportunity Program (TOP) Partner.

Online Student Resources for Transfer Students Connect with your Transfer advisor today 

UCD online advising         contact Jackie Nguyen 

UCSC online advising       contact Monica Galvan

SJSU online advising        contact Julio Ortega

UCB  online advising         contact Johnny Leon

SFSU online advising        contact Tony Flores

GCU online advising          contact Chris Talal

CSUEB online advising      contact Carmen Crum

UCSB online advising         contact Adra Bowman

UCLA  online advising         contact Erika Perez

NU online advising              contact Janine Johnson

​Contact Us

Summer  Hours


Online Hours of Operation


9 am - 11 am & 3 pm -4 pm


9 am -11 am 

All other appointments by arrangement

Set up an Online  appointment with Carol email:

Set up an Online  appointment with Lezra email

C/TC Staff

Lezra Chenportillo, Career/Transfer Counselor 
 ​Lezra Chenportillo
C/TC Counselor

Carol Vasquez, Career/Transfer Center Program Coordinator

Carol Vasquez
 Program Coordinator

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