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An Educational Home for City College Students Intending to Transfer

Metro Transfer Academies (Metro) prepares students for transfer, community engagement and meaningful careers. Metro students take general education classes together over four semesters, building close relationships among peers and faculty and giving students a personalized educational home at City College. The Metro program includes academic counseling, tutoring and an emphasis on social justice and developing strong academic skills. Metro has four Academies with the following themes: Science, Health, Education and Social Services; Diversity Studies at the Mission Center and Design, Media Arts and Communication. 

Metro’s outreach is geared towards high schools, community based organizations, and classes that serve students who are first-generation, low-income and/or historically underrepresented.

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"Metro helped bring my writing skills up, stressing that my writing had to be at a certain level. They were very supportive and helpful. I always felt that I could do it. They made me feel comfortable that I could be a success at SF State."

-- Quote from a Health Education major at SF State, who transferred from Metro Transfer Academy in 2010 and graduated in 2012

Benefits of the Metro program:

  • A personalized community of students with similar interests work together during the first two years of college, getting the classes you need to progress quickly
  • A clear, direct path to graduation—all Metro classes satisfy graduation requirements in general education for all 289 majors in the Cal State University (CSU) system and for the University of California (UC) system
  • Passionate instructors teach interesting classes that are relevant to real life
  • One-on-one support from a dedicated academic counselor
  • Strong academic preparation using engaging learning strategies
  • Learn about ways to give back to your community & make a difference in the world.

At a Glance:

We are currently accepting applications. See How to Apply for more information. 

Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information, or contact us.

Please Note:  To join a Metro Transfer Academy at City College, you must also be admitted to CCSF through a separate application.  Click here for more information on how to apply to CCSF.

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