It'll probably transfer over. If it didn't, I probably would've done this ages ago.
I'm basically in the same situation as you. The best thing to do at this point is just take a defensive driver course. A course will only reduce 2 points, but it's better than nothing. I took an online one. Sit through the powerpoint presentation, read it so that it totals to 6 hours, then take the exam. The beauty is that you can schedule it on your own time. No need to go through a class for 6 hours (although some classes can reduce up to 3 points). A defensive driving course can be taken once every 5 years.
Next step? Be violation free for a year. The DMV will drop 3 points if you dont gain any points since the last violation you received. Each subsequent year will reduce another 3 points.