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


  • Oct 11

    Oct. 11 Eastern Oregon University

    Eastern Oregon University will be visiting CCC on Oct. 11, noon to 4 p.m. in the Wacehno Welcome Center. Angela Vossenkuhl is a program coordinator at Eastern Oregon’s Gresham Campus. She will be available to chat with students pursuing an AAOT in Elementary Education or who have an interest in teaching. Angela will share about EOU’s College of Education undergraduate options, application requirements and scholarships opportunities.
  • Oct 13

    Oct. 13 Pacific University

    Pacific University will be visiting CCC on Oct. 13, noon to 4 p.m., in the Wacheno Welcome Center. Priscila Narcio is a student services coordinator at Pacific’s School of Teaching and Learning. She will be sharing about Pacific’s Bachelors in Education transfer option, as well as inviting students to their upcoming open house.
  • Oct 18

    Oct. 18 Western Oregon University

    Western Oregon University will be visiting CCC on Oct .18, noon to 4 p.m. in the Wacheno Welcome Center. Dave Beasley is a Pre-Education Advisor at Western. He will be sharing information on the university’s many education degrees available for students looking to transfer. He will also be promoting WOU’s upcoming Aspiring Teachers Day.
  • Oct 20
    To Dec 15

    Fall term Portland State University visits

    Regina Arellano, Portland State University Transfer and Returning Student Advisor, will be holding appointments on our Oregon City campus in the Wacheno Welcome Center Advising Center every third Thursday during fall term. Any questions, contact Regina at the following email:


    • Oct. 20, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Nov. 17, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Dec. 15, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Oct 25

    Oct. 25 Oregon State University

    Oregon State University will be coming to the CCC Wacheno Welcome Center on the Oregon City campus Oct. 25, noon-4 p.m. to discuss their Clinically Based Elementary Education programs. Melissa Potter will share about their bachelor's and master's options available for students looking to transfer.
  • Nov 3

    Nov. 3 Clackamas ESD

    The Clackamas Education Service District will be visiting CCC on Nov. 3, noon to 4 p.m. in the Wacheno Welcome Center. They will be joining us to promote and inform students on job openings available around the county. They will also be providing information on the CESD’s Teacher Pathway program to support aspiring educators.
  • Nov 15

    Nov. 15 Southern Oregon University transfer visit

    Southern Oregon University will be visiting CCC Nov. 15, 3:30-5 p.m., in the Wacheno Welcome Center Start Lab to discuss programs and answer questions or concerns from transfer students. Students will also have the opportunity to apply to the university with assistance from Admissions Counselor Tom Yang. Questions? Email Tom Young at

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