Speaking the same language: Preparing international students for transfer to UC Ensuring Transfer Success 2014 Concord, Visalia, Anaheim This session will cover: • UC Applicants with International Records • How Does UC Evaluate Non-U.S. Coursework? • Academic Record Samples • Critical Resources • Quick Tips UC Applicants with International Records • Fall 2014 – 29,311 California Community College transfers – 4,897 had international coursework (high school/college) • International record ≠ international student; International student = student visa • One application for domestic and international How Does UC Evaluate Non-U.S. Coursework? • Course descriptions & faculty • UC evaluation guidelines – Lower-division language restrictions – IGETC restrictions • Individual campus departments Sample Case Study China & California Community College Grading scale explanation and complete language of instruction Include educational history Foreign medical school programs vary by countries; may not be similar to U.S. medical school system. Include, even if student is unsure. Medical Calculus? It is Calculus Include grades in native grading scale Include all courses, even if student is unsure if credit will be granted Course duplication Courses with D/F can be repeated Prioritize English Composition courses Do not leave English until the last semester Sample Case Study Korea & California Community College Student graduated high school in Feb 2011, but didn’t start attending Chung Ang University until March 2012 These are not typical Korean course titles Only consider CSU & CCC coursework Student Additional Comments: “ChungAng University in South Korea was related to international program with Chico State. I transferred to Chico State in 2013 and transferred from Chico to Butte College after summer session.” Student Status: International Exchange/Visiting Student College: Da Vinci College Student only has 66 quarter units of UC transferable coursework Additional Examples Foundation year, Pre-Associate Degree, Vocational credential Foundation program (Malaysia) Pre-Associate Degree (Hong Kong) Pre-Associate Degree (Hong Kong) Vocational program (Hong Kong) Critical Resources - Online – International Education Research Foundation (IERF): http://ierf.org/index.php/institutions/ (credentials evaluation service) Institution resources – International directory for Ministry of Education websites: http://www.chea.org/search/default.asp (you must agree to the waiver at bottom of the page) – NAFSA: http://www.nafsa.org/Find_Resources/ – World Education Services: www.wes.org/ewenr – Unesco International Bureau of Education: http://www.ibe.unesco.org/en/worldwide.html Critical Resources - Online – Netherlands Organization for International Cooperation in Higher Education (NUFFIC): http://www.nuffic.nl/en/diplomarecognition – International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) International Education Guides– Alberta, Canada: http://work.alberta.ca/Immigration/international-educationguides.html – AACRAO: aacraoedge.aacrao.org (need subscription to access) Critical Resources - Publications • Publications: – The New Country Index (Volume II): Making Sense of International Credentials ($90.00 new/$60.00 used) www.ierf.org/index.php/institutions/country_index_vol_ii/ – The AACRAO International Guide: A Resource for International Education Professionals ($80 member/$110 nonmember) www.aacrao.org/publications/catalog/international.cfm Critical Resources - Publications – Online Guide to Educational Systems Around the World (website use is free; for credentials before 1999, order CD of information) http://www.nafsa.org/Resource_Library_Assets/Publications_Library/On line_Guide_to_Educational_Systems_Around_the_World/ – International Handbook of Universities, The International Association of Universities (IAU) (Palgrave Macmillan) http://www.iau-aiu.net/content/reference-publications – International specialist at your local UC campus! Quick Tips • Don’t promise your student credit for international university work unless you’ve consulted with a UC campus. • Likewise, don’t promise your student that their international university work is not transferable unless you’ve consulted with a UC campus. • Always counsel your students to list their ENTIRE university history on the UC application, whether the courses will ‘count’ or not. Quick Tips • External agency evaluations are not considered/accepted by UC and can be costly to the student. • Encourage students to start collecting official, sealed transcripts as early as possible, especially if no additional work will be completed at that university. • UC very rarely makes exceptions for submitting official transcripts. If your student is reporting issues obtaining official transcripts from their school, encourage them first to seek out the Ministry of Education in that country for their records. Questions?