Transfer Student

Transfer students in classroom

You are a transfer student if you have attended another college, but never attended Cerritos College.


STEP 1:Admission

Admissions and Records, 562.860.2451, Ext. 2211.

Complete the admission's application by applying online (proof of residence may be required). We recommend having official high school transcripts sent directly to Cerritos College Admissions and Records or submit them to a counselor during an appointment or an Orientation Workshop.

Please visit our Admissions Criteria page to check your eligibility for admissions. If you are undocumented, you may attend Cerritos College and pay in-state tuition if you qualify for AB-540.

Financial Aid and the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGFW) are available. To apply, follow these 4 Easy Steps to Cash.

STEP 2:Counseling

Counseling Department, 562.467.5231

Once you have completed your application for admission, you need to schedule an appointment with a counselor to develop an educational plan and determine if you are required to take an assessment test. Stand-by (Walk-in) counseling is also available. Bring transcripts, placement test results, and/or other documentation verifying completed coursework when you meet with a counselor.

Assessment Testing
Assessment Testing, 562.860.2451, Ext. 2599

Student in LibraryAs a transfer student, you may be required to take the assessment tests, show proof of assessment testing or course completion from your previous college.

Take the English, reading, and math placement tests. These tests assess your math, language and reading skill levels and is not pass nor fail. Just bring your student number and a photo ID on the test day. If you intend to take English as a Second Language (ESL) classes, take the ESL test before enrollment. Call the Assessment Center for appointment scheduling information. Assessment test schedules and study guides can be picked up at Career Services or you can visit their webpage for an online test schedule and/or Study Guides. Convenient parking is available in lot C-1. You may purchase a $2 daily permit from the permit dispensers.

STEP 3:Enrollment

Admissions and Records, 562.860.2451, Ext. 2211

Once you have completed the Orientation Workshop, you will receive an enrollment appointment. After receiving your appointment, you may enroll for your classes online through MyCerritos on or after your scheduled time.

Pay All Fees: BOGFW students must follow the same fee schedule when paying lab fees, Cerritos College Student Activities (CCSA) fee, and Health fee. Failure to pay for your fees on time will result in being dropped and/or waitlisted. Payment can be made online through MyCerritos. To view current fees, please visit Admissions and Records Fees.

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STEP 4:Counseling

Counseling Department, 562.467.5231

After getting settled into your first semester, meet with a counselor every semester. Counselors are available to assist with your educational planning year-round. You are strongly encouraged to make an appointment with a counselor, mid-semester, to ensure that your educational plan accurately reflects your career goal. The appointments are 30 minutes in duration.

That's all there is to it. Congratulations!

Welcome to Cerritos College!


If you need accommodations with any of these activities due to a disability, please visit Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSPS) or contact them at 562.860.2451, ext. 2335

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