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Getting Started-TCC

Getting Started

Beginning the journey to transfer requires you to know your interest and to connect your interest to a career. Once you know your interest you can decide what you want to major in at a university. From there you can start looking into universities that offer your major. It is highly recommend that you create a list of  four universities that you are interested in transferring to. Once you have your list of universities, you can work hand in hand with your counselor to make sure you have all the correct admissions requirements completed to ensure a successful and smooth transfer. 

Ready to get started? Go through each step below. 

STEP 1-Take a Career/Personality Assessment

Career & Personality Assessments

As a Barstow Community College student you have free access to two career assessments; Career Cruising & RoadTrip Nation.  You can also access other free career and personality assessments available online. Schedule an appointment with a Transfer & Career Center representative for Career Advising by clicking HERE


Career Cruising gives you access to comprehensive assessment to identify careers that match your interests and skills. Personalized feedback helps you to understand and apply the results to your future plans. 

How to Create a Career Cruising Account

  1. Log in to with the school's basic username & password 
    • Username: BARCC
    • Password: careers
    • Click Sign In.
  2. Click Log In to My Plan.
  3. From the drop-down menu, select Create My Plan.
  4. Fill all required fields in My Information.
  5. Click Create My Plan to finish.
  6. Now log in to with YOUR new username and password.
  7. Watch a short instructional video HERE to walk you through the steps to take the career assessment!




RoadTrip Nation is a digital career exploration product that will help you discover how your interests can evolve into a rewarding career you'll love. And it doesn't just help you explore career paths-it equips you with a plan to start down those paths. 

How Can I start Using Roadmap to Careers?

  1. Visit our unique URL:
  2. Enter our unique access code: Barstow
  3. On our landing page, click “Sign In” or “Start Exploring”. 
  4. Enter the following information to create an account:
    1. A username
    2. A password
    3. Your email address 
    4. After creating an account, you’ll be directed to enter your membership status. This is where you will input the membership code provided above.
    5. Watch a short instructional video HERE to walk you through the steps to take the career assessment! 

 You can also check out these other free online career & personality assessments:

STEP 2- Meet with a Transfer & Career Center Representative

Transfer Starts From Day One!

Understanding university admission requirements can sometimes seem complicated and overwhelming, but we can help you prepare and work towards becoming an eligible applicant to your 4-year universities of interest. We can help you look at all of your university options, make a good decision on where to transfer, and create an individualized transfer plan to the universities of your choice. It can be a smooth and easy process if you have all the information you need. Here are some of the services that we provide:

  • Transfer planning workshops
  • Information on 4-year universities
  • Appointments with 4-year university representatives
  • Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) programs
  • Tours of 4-year universities
  • Individualized transfer plan
  • Admission application assistance
  • Reviewing admission essays
  • Appealing denials of admission
  • Matching you with a mentor
  • Transfer Timeline

Schedule an appointment with a Transfer & Career Center representative for Transfer Advising by clicking HERE!

STEP 3-Meet with a Counselor

Schedule an Appointment with a Counselor

Now that you've completed a career assessment and met with the Transfer & Career Center for assistance on deciding your transfer major and what universities you want to apply to, it's time to meet with your counselor to update your education plan! Also, if you change your mind about your transfer major or the universities you want to apply to, you will need to let your counselor know right away since each university is unique and has it's own set of requirements that need to be met in order to be eligible for admission. 

Schedule an appointment with a Counselor by clicking HERE