Career / Transfer Center

Career/Transfer Center

Welcome to the Career/Transfer Center 

We are currently online for

Fall 2021

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

Are You Transfer Ready?  Please Take This Survey  so we can assist you in your transfer.



 THE FOLLOWING UCs Have extended their deadlines to January 7, 2022:

UC Santa Cruz, UC Merced & UC Riverside

Click on CSU to apply

Click on UC to apply


SJSU would like to invite prospective students to attend a Cal State Apply workshop session to learn about our application process. In this session, prospective students will learn what they need to do to complete their application to SJSU:
Meeting critical deadlines
Step-by-Step overview of the application
Live Q&A with Admissions Counselors
Register Today visit the link to sign up for any of the dates below:
Friday November 5, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday November 9, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Tuesday November 16, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Thursday November 18, 2021
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Friday November 19, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday November 23, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Check out Spartan Saturdays at SJSU and sign up for a virtual event.

Spartan Saturdays
This is a FREE event for you and your family/guests to meet our Spartan team and explore SJSU in this virtual world we are living in. Come experience:
A Live Interactive Virtual Campus Tour with our Student Ambassador team.
An SJSU Admissions Showcase featuring information about campus resources, career opportunities, majors and programs, financial aid, university housing, admissions requirements, and deadlines.
A Spartan to Future Spartan Student/Alumni Panel with current SJSU students/alumni.
A Live Q&A with our Spartan Team of student ambassadors, staff, admissions counselors, and our Director of Undergraduate Admissions and Outreach.
Saturday, November 6, 2021
Frosh Session
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Transfer Session
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Saturday, November 20, 2021
Frosh Session
9:00 am - 10:30 am
Transfer Session
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Transfer Applications

University of California

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

Need help with your personal insight questions?

Click here for help with the Personal Insight Questions 

Learn more about presenting yourself on the UC application?

California State University

Need help with Cal State Apply?  Please check our Calendar for upcoming workshop dates 

Learn how to apply using the CSU Mini Videos

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

Do's and Don'ts for CSU application

top-transfer-application-dos-and-donts-21-22.pdf (

Common Application for Out of State and Private Colleges/Universities

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, 2022, the Career Transfer Center will celebrate its 36th birthday.  Thank You, Zee!
You are an amazing leader, educator, mentor, and great advocate for student success. We hold you in the highest regard. THANK YOU.

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: Friday, October 1, 2021.             

The filing deadline is 10/1/21 - 11/30/21 

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:

Rachel Hagan:

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

Fall 2021

Online Hours of Operation


9 am - 4 pm


9 am -12 pm 

All evening appointments and workshops are scheduled by arrangement

Set up an online appointment with Carol Vasquez 


Set up an online appointment with Rachel Hagan

Via Web: 

 eSARS On-line Appointment System (

C/TC Staff

 Rachel Hagan

Interim Career/Transfer Center Counselor    Speciality Nursing &  Health Sciences

Carol Vasquez, Career/Transfer Center Program Coordinator
Carol Vasquez
Program Coordinator

American Indian Student Advocate & AI/AN Community Partner

Lezra Chenportillo
Career/Transfer Counselor
is currently on Sabbatical

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