Transfer degrees

If you're thinking about starting your four-year education at CCC, you're making a smart choice! You can save thousands of dollars on your education while taking classes that can transfer to another college or university. 

More and more students are discovering the best place to begin a bachelor's degree is at a community college. Research shows that community college transfer students are equally if not more likely to graduate than other students, including at the most selective universities. Our transfer degrees can fit seamlessly with many four-year degree paths beyond Clackamas. CCC students transfer to a number of in-state and out-of-state colleges and universities, including public and private schools.

Students are highly encouraged to meet with an advisor from both their community college and their intended university to ensure efficiency and course relevance for any particular program and degree.

Top transfer schools for CCC students

  1. Portland State University
  2. Oregon State University
  3. Oregon Institute of Technology
  4. Western Oregon University
  5. University of Oregon

College and University Visits

Make your transfer dreams a reality. Our transfer center can connect you to the top-rated colleges and universities in the state.

Colleges and universities frequently visit CCC to meet with students and help ease the transfer process, some even offer one-on-one appointments.

Transfer events and information sessions


  • Mar 5

    March 5 Oregon Institute of Technology visit

    Tuesday, March 5, 1-3 p.m., Wacheno Welcome Center, Oregon City campus
    Interested in transferring to Oregon Tech? Stop on by to meet with Oregon Tech’s Transfer Services Manager and Pre-Admission Advisor Bob Reynolds to get all of your transfer questions answered! Come ready with questions about transfer credit, time to degree, majors and minors, and next steps. You can also schedule a virtual appointment with Bob.

  • Mar 5

    March 5 Portland State University visit

    Tuesday, March 5, 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Wacheno Welcome Center, Oregon City campus
    Meet with Transfer Advisor Regina Arellano to learn more about transferring to PSU. Regina can assist you with how and when to apply, how your courses will be transferred PSU and which courses you can still take at CCC. Schedule to meet with Regina in-person at CCC or simply drop in! Book a virtual appointment with Regina any time.

  • Mar 5

    March 5 Portland State University visit

    Tuesday, March 5, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Wacheno Welcome Center, Oregon City campus
    Come learn about how you can transfer to Portland State University. Meet with Senior Assistant Director for Recruitment, Dave Kobzina, to get your questions answered. We can discuss how your credits transfer, the application process, and learn about our Tuition-Free Degree program. Dave is happy to schedule appointments for other dates/times, or email him at

  • Mar 7

    March 7 George Fox University visit

    Thursday, March 7, 11:30-11:50 a.m., Family Resource Center 117 (presentation), Oregon City campus
    Dr Saurra Heide, and education professor at George Fox University, will be joining us to discuss their Elementary Education program. Come hear from Dr Heide about what it’s like to be in the program and perhaps you’ll end up in one of her classes someday! Open to all students.

  • Mar 12

    March 12 Oregon Transfer Days 2024

    Tuesday, March 12, 10 a.m.-1 p.m., Wacheno Welcome Center, Oregon City campus
    Join us Tuesday, March 12 for Oregon Transfer Days. If you are thinking about transferring to a four-year university, Oregon Transfer Days is an opportunity for you to meet with representatives from 30 public and private four-year colleges and universities here at CCC! Meet with 10 or more schools, get a stamp on your BINGO card and turn it in for your chance to be entered to win a $50 Visa gift card. We'll have four winners! If you have any questions about this event, please reach out to Academic Advising at 503-594-3475 or

Transfer Options

Transfer with a degree
Prepare for your major
Dual enroll at a Degree Partnership school

Oregon Transfer Maps

Core Transfer Maps
Major Transfer Maps

How to Transfer

CCC has four easy steps to help you begin the process to transfer to a bachelor's degree program. Keep in mind application, financial aid and scholarship deadlines using our Transfer Checklist.

Step 01


  • Available programs
  • Entrance requirements
  • Cost of attendance
  • Credit transfer
Step 02


  • Order official transcripts
  • Write your essays
Step 03


  • Update your FAFSA with the correct school code
  • Apply for scholarships
Step 04


  • Stay in close communication with the school where you applied. Many schools use email to request additional documentation to process your application/financial aid and/or to notify you of acceptance