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Transfer Academy

The Fall 2023 Transfer Academy Application is now closed. 

The Spring 2024 Membership Application will open on October 30, 2023. 

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The Transfer Academy at Barstow Community College is a program designed to aid students in transferring to a four-year university. Its primary goal is to provide students with the necessary information to make well-informed decisions about their future plans. This program strives to ensure a seamless transition for all students from BCC to a four-year university.


  • To increase the number and proportion of students who commit to transfer as an educational goal, especially disproportionately impacted populations. 
  • To increase the number of students who apply for, receive acceptance to, and enroll in a four-year institution, especially disproportionately impacted populations. 

Member Requirements:

  • Attend a mandatory monthly meeting.
  • Meet with two (2) university representatives per semester.
  • Complete two (2) virtual or in-person campus tours per semester.
  • Meet with the Transfer Academy counselor at least once per semester.
  • Have a willingness to mentor others.
  • Stay committed to an educational goal of transferring to a 4-year university.

Benefits of Joining STEP:

  • Up to $200 in textbook assistance (based on financial need)
  • Up to $280 in 4-year university application fees (must be a member for 1 semester prior to applying for admission to a university to qualify)
  • Up to $50 in school supplies assistance
  • Priority registration (Tier 2) for BCC classes
  • Free official transcripts for all universities applied to 
  • First priority to sign up for trips/tours hosted by the Transfer & Career Center
  • Increased chance of receiving scholarships and internships
  • Close academic and social interaction with other BCC students and alumni-build a network of peers with similar goals

For more information on joining Transfer Academy, email