Fresno City, Fresno State sign agreement to streamline transfers

Fresno City College President Robert Pimentel said the agreement will boost the school’s equity goals.

Fresno City College and Fresno State announced a new agreement that will streamline the transfer process. 

Fresno City College President Robert Pimental and Fresno State president Saul Jimenez-Sandoval signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate the agreement on Tuesday. 


The big picture: The program, called the City to State Transfer Program, is intended to help improve the transfer process to help Fresno City College continue to be the largest transfer feeder to Fresno State. 

  • A dedicated counselor who is familiar with the transfer process will be hired at Fresno City College, which will be funded equally by both the community college and Fresno State. 
  • The three year agreement will take effect in the fall. 

What they’re saying: “It is important for Fresno City College to enter into this formal partnership so that our students have a direct line to Fresno State to ensure their success at the university level,” Pimentel said. “While FCC students constitute the majority of transfer students each year to Fresno State, this agreement will help increase that number while also advancing our College Mission and equity goals.” 

  • Those equity goals, Pimental said, are to increase the transfer rates for African American, Hispanic and LGBTQ students. 
  • “Fresno City College is a key educational partner in elevating the quality of life in our region; I am very pleased to partner with President Pimentel on this significant collaboration,” Jiménez-Sandoval said. “This MOU will streamline the transfer process between Fresno City and Fresno State, helping remove barriers to Fresno State – a clear choice for our talented Fresno City College students, as we are a university with unparalleled value, rankings, and supportive community.”
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