Campus guidance

IGETC is a series of courses designed to help community college students complete UC general education requirements before they transfer. Each UC campus, program, and major has different rules and requirements for governing IGETC.


College of Chemistry

Completion of IGETC is not required. However, when completed by the end of the spring term before transferring to UC Berkeley, IGETC is accepted in satisfaction of the English Reading and Composition Requirement and the Foreign Language Requirement. IGETC does not necessarily satisfy the entire breadth requirement 

College of Engineering

IGETC offered at California community colleges is not accepted as completion of breadth.

College of Environmental Design

Completion of IGETC from a California community college will meet general education requirements.

College of Letters and Science

Either IGETC or the college's requirements (reading and composition, quantitative reasoning, and language other than English) are acceptable. Completion of IGETC will satisfy the college’s entire breadth requirements. 

Rausser College of Natural Resources 

IGETC does not fully satisfy lower-division requirements for Rausser majors. For some majors, IGETC does satisfy certain breadth requirements. You may find that you have to take fewer courses overall if you just focus on fulfilling a specific major’s lower-division requirements.

Haas School of Business

IGETC is not accepted.


All undergraduate colleges accept IGETC. However, for Bachelor of Science degrees and selective majors, IGETC is not recommended; students should focus instead on completing major preparation and taking UC Davis general education pattern courses as time permits.


All Schools accept IGETC.


All Schools accept IGETC. However, completion of IGETC is not required/encouraged for students applying to the School of Engineering; engineering students are instead encouraged to focus on lower-division major preparation prior to transfer. For the School of Nursing and the School of Theater, Film, and Television, IGETC is required. 


School of Engineering

IGETC is strongly discouraged but is accepted; students are encouraged to focus on lower-division major preparation prior to transfer. 

School of Natural Sciences

IGETC is not recommended but is accepted; students are encouraged to focus on lower-division major preparation prior to transfer.

School of Social Sciences, Humanities, and Arts

IGETC is recommended, and students are encouraged to complete as much lower-division major preparation as possible prior to transfer. 


College of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences

IGETC is recommended.

College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences

IGETC is not accepted. 

The Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering

IGETC is acceptable; some additional coursework may be required after enrollment.

School of Business Administration

IGETC is recommended.

School of Education 

IGETC is recommended. 

School of Public Policy 

IGETC is recommended.

San Diego

John Muir, Earl Warren, Eleanor Roosevelt, Thurgood Marshall, and Sixth Colleges

IGETC clears all lower-division GE requirements; some upper-division courses are required after enrollment.

Revelle College

IGETC does not clear all lower-division GE requirements. Students with IGETC are required to complete 3 courses in mathematics and 5 courses in natural science before transfer or while enrolled at UC San Diego.

Santa Barbara

College of Creative Studies and College of Letters and Science

IGETC is acceptable.

College of Engineering

Students are encouraged to focus on major preparation rather than GE but may use IGETC to substitute for GE requirements. 

Please note: Students planning to transfer to UCSB into a major in biological or physical sciences, economics, engineering, computer science, mathematics, statistics, or psychology must be careful to complete lower-division major preparation courses to ensure competitiveness and make normal, timely progress through the major.

Santa Cruz

For majors in engineering, and the physical and biological sciences: IGETC is not recommended. Students should ensure completion of lower-division courses for their intended major, as indicated in the UCSC Catalog and on