VENTURA, Calif. (May 12, 2017) –
The Ventura County Community College District and California Lutheran University have partnered to establish a Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) agreement for Moorpark College, Oxnard College and Ventura College students. VCCCD Vice Chancellor Educational Services Rick Post and Cal Lutheran Associate Director of Admission Ineke Dyer led efforts to outline a clear pathway for admission into the Cal Lutheran Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree programs.

The agreement creates a pipeline through which Cal Lutheran offers admission to any current or former VCCCD student who meets one of the following criteria: 1) Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) certified with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher; 2) completion of an Associate Degree for Transfer with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher; or 3) completed college-level English and college-level math (or a minimum of intermediate algebra) with a grade of “C” or higher, a minimum of 30 transferrable units and a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher.

"California Lutheran University is a valued educational partner of the Ventura County Community College District and we appreciate our flourishing working relationship," stated VCCCD Chancellor Bernard Luskin. "We are the major community college transfer institution to Cal Lutheran," said Luskin. "This collaboration increases access to quality higher education and aligns with our mutual goal to improve student retention and degree completion," added VCCCD Board Chair Bernardo Perez.

"We are excited about this new program, the latest step we have taken to better serve transfer students," said Cal Lutheran President Chris Kimball. "This Transfer Admission Guarantee will simplify the process for local students, providing a clear path to attending an independent university in their backyard. It is a wonderful example of a public private partnership aimed at helping students."

For more information on the agreement, including admission requirements, please email

Sherice L. Bellamy

Karin Gernnan

About the Ventura County Community College District
The Ventura County Community College District is a member of the 113-campus California Community College system and serves more than 50,000 students annually. The District’s three colleges—Moorpark, Oxnard, and Ventura—offer programs in general education for degrees and certificates, transfer to four-year colleges and universities, career technical education, and provides opportunities to engage in co-curricular campus activities. For more information, please visit

About California Lutheran University
Cal Lutheran is a selective university based in Thousand Oaks, California, with additional locations in Woodland Hills, Westlake Village, Oxnard, Santa Maria and Berkeley. With an enrollment of 4,200 students, Cal Lutheran offers undergraduate and graduate programs through its College of Arts and Sciences, School of Management, Graduate School of Education, Graduate School of Psychology and Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary. Members of the Cal Lutheran student body come from across the nation and around the world and represent a diversity of faiths and cultures. For more information, visit


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