Transfer programs are mainly available to community college students. The lower division units/courses and/or degrees completed at a community college level may be awarded to a Bachelor's at four-year universities.
Associate and Certificate degrees
San Mateo Colleges offer Associate degrees and Transfer Programs: Associate degree programs are two-year programs, Associate degree in Arts (AA degree) and Associate Degree in Science (AS degree) that will be awarded when the student successfully completes all necessary graduation requirements (60 degree applicable units/credits) with a required Grade Point Average (GPA).
Intensive English Language Programs
Students who apply to a San Mateo College and have met all of our admission requirements, with the exception of English proficiency requirement, may choose to enroll in one of our partner English language schools.
By enrolling in one of our partner English language schools, students will receive a conditional letter of admission from the San Mateo College. When students complete the required level at our partner language school, we will issue the acceptance letter.