Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum for UC and CSU
Completion of all the requirements in the Intersegmental General Education Transfer
Curriculum (I.G.E.T.C.) will permit you to transfer from College of the Desert to
a campus in either the California State University (CSU) or University of California
(UC) without the need, after transfer, to take additional lower-division general education
courses to satisfy campus general education requirements.
Completion of I.G.E.T.C. is not a requirement for admission but does fulfill a requirement
for graduation at a CSU or UC campus. Completion of the IGETC is not a requirement
for transfer to a CSU or UC, nor is it the only way to fulfill the lower-division,
general education requirements of the CSU or UC prior to transfer. Students may find
it advantageous to take courses fulfilling CSU's general education requirements or
those of a particular UC campus. The course requirements for all areas must be completed
before I.G.E.T.C. can be certified. After final grades are posted, you must request
I.G.E.T.C. Certification at the same time that you request final transcripts to be
sent to your chosen transfer campus(es). The I.G.E.T.C. must be certified prior to
transfer. All courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better. For more information,
please see a Counselor.
Students who plan to transfer to a CSU campus may complete their lower division General
Education requirements for graduation at College of the Desert.
Students may follow the CSU General Education Certification pattern, which is accepted
by all CSU campuses in most majors to fulfill these requirements.
To be fully certified, students must complete a minimum of 9 units each in Areas A,
B, C, and D, and three units in Area E.
At least 30 of these units must be completed with a grade of "C" or better, including
the 9 units in Area A: Communication in the English Language; and 3 units in Area
General Education Certification is not automatic and must be requested by the student
at the same time their transcripts are requested to be sent to the California State
University following the posting of final grades.