College of the Desert

From Community College to Brandman and Beyond

Brandman University and College of the Desert have made it easy for you to help your students create that successful pathway to a 4-year degree. 


Meet with a Community College counselor to identify your degree pathway to Brandman University and complete your Student Education Plan (SEP).

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Get in touch with a Brandman enrollment coach and ask if your college is a partner. This applies to both transfer students and community college staff.


Transfer students and staff should apply for admission to Brandman and then complete your scholarship verification form (if you qualify).

Choose a Pathway

Brandman is proud to be one of the designated nonprofit colleges to facilitate the California Community College Initiative. If you are pursuing an associate's degree for transfer, you can receive guaranteed acceptance to Brandman University.

Transfer Guides: Through the articulation process, Brandman University has created specific degree specific transfer guides to help advisors and future students map their transfer pathways. These tools are updated annually and identify courses in the transfer process and translate how they would apply to the student’s program of study. Each transfer guide is divided into sections that outline courses in transfer and how they apply to your GE requirements and/or general electives as well as courses that apply to your major requirements. 

Transfer Agreement Guarantee

Brandman and your community college have created agreed upon Transfer Pathway Guides listing out coursework acceptable for transfer from your community college to Brandman University. The transfer guides contain each of Brandman’s undergraduate degree programs and the General Education curriculum• The community college coursework has been evaluated by Brandman’s Academic Program Services Departmen

Transfer Course Database

Articulation information is available for all California and out-of-state community colleges, as well as many four-year institutions. They represent coursework which Brandman University will accept in transfer to meet course equivalencies, general education, or general elective credit. The information has been developed without assistance or input from the institutions included in this database. Courses not listed in the database have not yet been reviewed for transfer and in some cases, may be appropriate for transfer credit.

What Courses Transfer?

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