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Pacific Oaks Guide for Transfer Students

Why Choose Pacific Oaks?

Students seek us out for the individualized education they will receive—an education tailored to their dreams, history, and their unique potential. Here you will watch the future unfold as you become part of a vibrant and caring community that embraces the values of inclusion and social justice. Whether you’re studying at one of our campuses or online, we are committed to doing all we can to make your time with us a transformative experience.

Facts to Consider

  • A history of service in Pasadena for 75 years.
  • Classes available nights, weekends, and online to accommodate your work and life schedule.
  • 89 percent of our alumni are employed in fields related to their degree (*2016 Alumni Survey)
  • All B.A. students can choose a Teacher Credential preparation concentration, earning your B.A. and preparing for a teaching career at the same time
  • Pacific Oaks is recognized as a Yellow Ribbon school—providing support for active military and veterans, as well as their families
  • Pacific Oaks is recognized as a Hispanic-serving institution by the U.S. Department of Education
  • Pacific Oaks provides learning opportunities that suit multiple lifestyles and learning styles

Which Colleges Have Transfer Admissions Guarantee (TAG) Agreements?

Students who qualify for the Transfer Admissions Guarantee will be guaranteed acceptance at Pacific Oaks College, and may even qualify for a preferred tuition rate. See the colleges we have a TAG agreement with below:

Pasadena and Southern California

San Jose and Northern California

Which Colleges Have Articulation Agreements?

Pacific Oaks Colleges has Articulation Agreements with the following colleges and organizations:

Pasadena and Southern CA

  • Cerritos College
  • East Los Angeles College
  • East San Gabriel Valley Regional Occupational Program
  • Glendale Community College
  • LA City College
  • LA Mission College
  • Los Angeles Pierce College
  • Los Angeles Southwest College
  • Pasadena City College
  • Santa Monica College
  • StraighterLine
  • West Los Angeles College

San Jose and Northern CA.

  • Cabrillo College
  • Diablo Valley College
  • Evergreen Valley College
  • StraighterLine

Credit for Learning from Experience

Life and work experience can be just as valuable as what is learned in the classroom. Pacific Oaks College honors learning completed in a variety of different areas by offering students the opportunity to turn their real-world experience into credit towards a degree through Credit for Learning from Experience (CLE). TAG Bachelor’s students  may earn up to 24 credits through CLE.

Learn more about our CLE program.

Financial Aid

We offer a range of Institutional Scholarships for new students and additional Financial Aid opportunities to help you finance your education. Don’t let money stand in the way of your future. Learn more about financial aid opportunities here.

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