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B-CU Enters Transfer Agreement with California Community Colleges

Qualified Students Will Have Guaranteed Admission to the University


Bethune-Cookman University is looking to expand its reach with its new guaranteed transfer agreement with The California Community Colleges.  Students that meet certain academic criteria for admissions will be guaranteed acceptance into B-CU and 11 other HBCUs (Historically Black College and University) participating in the agreement.  The move will increase B-CU’s presence in California and heighten awareness of HBCUs, overall.  B-CU is already accepting applications for the upcoming fall semester. 

Students who apply to B-CU and obtain a transfer-level associate degree with a GPA of 2.5 or higher will be guaranteed admittance with junior standing into the university.  Additionally, students who earn an associate’s degree for transfer or complete 30 or more CSU or UC transferrable units with a 2.5 GPA or higher will receive admission into B-CU. The B-CU Office of Admissions is working diligently to build this partnership with the participating community colleges in California. “This is a monumental move for us.  We are able to offer a unique college experience to students who may not have B-CU or any other HBCU on their radar, simply because of location,” says Manicia Finch, Director of Admissions at B-CU. 

“We are excited about our new relationship and working with educating our students and faculty about the opportunities that exist at HBCUs,” says Elaine Moore, HBCU Transfer Guarantee Coordinator. The California Community Colleges is the only statewide community college system to have a transfer agreement of this kind with HBCUs. “The expansion of this historic agreement creates a tremendous opportunity for our students,” said California Community Colleges Interim Chancellor Erik E. Skinner. “HBCUs have a reputation for being among the finest and most culturally diverse institutions of higher learning in the nation.  We’re thrilled we can expand the pathway for students to embrace all these historic schools have to offer.”

For more information on the guaranteed transfer agreement and all of the participating colleges and universities, please visit

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About Bethune Cookman University:

Founded in 1904 by Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune, Bethune-Cookman University (B-CU) today sustains her legacy of faith, scholarship and service through its relationship with the United Methodist Church and its commitment to academic excellence and civic engagement.  B-CU offers 38 degrees on its main campus and online college. Located in Daytona Beach, B-CU is one of three private, historically black colleges in the state of Florida. The institution boasts a diverse and international faculty and student body of nearly 4,000.  For more information, visit

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