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Many Napa Valley College students transfer to California Independent (private) colleges and universities.  Many of these schools are members of AICCU or you can find them on  Some of the independent schools in the local area are: 

Brandman University (Fairfield)
Dominican University of California (San Rafael)
Mills College (Oakland)
Pacific Union College
Saint Mary’s College of California
Samuel Merritt University (Oakland)
University of San Francisco (San Francisco)

For a full list of independent colleges/universities with which we have transfer agreements,   visit the Articulation web site:


Many independent schools use one or both of the application services:

Common Application
Coalition for Colleges Application

Contact a counselor for assistance with transferring to independent schools. or call 707-256-7333