UC Transfer Preparation Paths - University of California

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Transfer Basics
for New Counselors
Session Overview
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Admission Requirements
Eligibility vs. Selection
UC Evaluation of the Academic Record
The Admission Process
Resources
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UC’s Definition of a CCC Applicant
UC defines a CCC transfer applicant as:
– one who has completed at least 30 semester (45
quarter) UC-transferable units at one or more
California community colleges;
and
– the last college the student attended in a regular
session (fall/spring or fall/winter/spring) before
admission to a UC campus is/was a California
community college.
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Minimum Admission Requirements
Requirements for junior level transfer:
– 60 UC-transferable semester (90 quarter) units
– 2.4 GPA in UC-transferable courses
– Complete the required 7-course pattern, with a grade of C or better in
each course, by the end of spring term prior to fall admission
7-course pattern:
– 2 in English composition
– 1 in mathematical concepts and quantitative reasoning
– 4 in at least 2 of these areas Arts and Humanities, Social and
Behavioral Sciences, Physical and Biological Sciences
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Major Preparation
Prepares students for upper-division.
Selective majors evaluate students based on major
preparation completed prior to transfer.
Major prerequisite coursework may be a higher priority than
general education requirements for some campuses.
Major preparation requirements can be found on the
ASSIST website.
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General Education Requirements
Each school and college at every UC campus has general education
“breadth” requirements.
CCC students have the option to complete IGETC to satisfy lower-division GE
requirements.
• IGETC is not required for admission.
Completing GE, either through IGETC or campus-specific requirements, may
be a selection requirement for some campuses and programs.
Be sure GE/IGETC pattern is appropriate for the intended campus and major.
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UC Transfer Preparation Paths
A tool to advise students early based on either their intended major or their campus
of interest.
• Admission requirements
Students may determine minimum eligibility for UC campus and additional
requirements.
• Transfer path by major (statewide)
Students may use this path to take coursework to prepare for multiple UC
campuses in their major of choice.
• Transfer path by campus (campus specific)
Students may use this path to identify required coursework at a specific
campus for a specific major or similar majors.
http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/transfer/preparation-paths
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UC Transfer Preparation Paths
http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/transfer/preparation-paths
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UC Transfer Preparation Paths
http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/transfer/preparation-paths
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Transfer Admission Planner (UC TAP)
An online tool to help prospective transfer students plan and track their
course work.
• The tool is designed for use by students transferring from California
community colleges to UC.
• Students can use the TAP to enter their course work.
• The planner helps students track their progress toward meeting UC's
minimum requirements, and allows UC staff to communicate
important information to prospective transfer students.
All information collected is considered confidential and is shared only with
students' community colleges, UC admissions officers, and UC Education
Partnership Programs personnel.
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ASSIST.ORG
Online information system that provides the most accurate and up-to-date
information for California transfer students.
• Shows how course credits earned at one public California college or
university can be applied when transferred to another.
• Explore majors available at UC and CSU campuses.
• Is the official repository of articulation for California’s colleges and
universities.
Allows students to explore transferable coursework from the CCC to the
UC using:
• Transferable Course Agreement (TCA)
• CCC to UC Major Articulation (UC-CCC Course Articulation)
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Transferable Course Agreement (TCA)
on assist.org
• Identifies UC-transferable
courses at each CCC.
• First level of articulation
between UC and CCC; all
courses listed are
transferable to every
UC campus.
• Individual UC campuses may,
as appropriate, articulate
courses to specific lowerdivision courses/ graduation
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requirements.
CCC to UC Major Articulation
• The CCC-UC Major Articulation
Agreements offer students
guidance in preparing for specific
majors at each UC campus.
• Second level of articulation
between UC and CCC.
• Indicates courses that fulfill major
prep; alerts if IGETC is
acceptable; explains use of
AP/IB credit toward subject
requirements, etc.
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The Review Process
The UC Evaluation of the Academic Record
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After the Transfer Academic Update (TAU) is received the review begins (fall
grades, work in progress/planned).
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Evaluators review the applicant’s self-reported courses and grades term by
term to determine whether the courses are UC-transferable and to derive a
cumulative GPA.
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Gaps In Education
UC evaluators review begin and end dates of attended
institutions. Any gaps in education will require an explanation.
Name/Location
School Code
Type
Begin/End
Dates
Language of
Instruction
Fitzgerald HS
Santa Maria, CA
989340
Pub HS
08/200906/2012
English
**Potential Gap in Education**
Santa Barbara CC
004690
Santa
Barbara,
CA SEPTEMBER 2014
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CCC/2yr
08/201305/2014
English
Language of Instruction
The high school’s Language of Instruction determines whether
credit is awarded for lower division language courses.
Name/Location
School Code Type
Begin/End
Dates
Language of
Instruction
Shanghai
Southwest H.S.
Shanghai, China
990010
Prv HS
09/200606/2010
Chinese
CCC/2yr
08/2010 06/2014
English
East Los Angeles 004296
College
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AllUCLocations,
CA
Exam Credit—AP, IB and A levels
Credit may be awarded: Up to 8 quarter (5.3 semester) units per exam may be
awarded. Credit limitations may apply in some subject areas; and when exams and
equivalent courses are taken.
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Toward major prep and GE with AP scores of 3 or higher or IB Higher Level
scores of 5 or higher. (Course equivalencies depend on campus articulation)
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Toward IGETC requirements refer to:
http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/counselors/files/CC11_UsingAPfor
Admission_final.pdf
Examinations
Test Type
Test Name
Score
Date
AP
English Language
3
05/2010
AP
English Lit & Comp
4
05/2011
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Transferability and Limitations
• Non UC-transferable courses:
(check TCA on Assist.org)
• Courses with credit limitations:
PE, Math, Science, ESL
• Courses taken out of sequence:
Math, Chemistry, LOTE
• Unit Limits:
P/CR credits, coursework series (e.g. Physics)
• Repeats for “D”s & “F”s (unlimited); credit for first course completed
with “C” or better; no duplication of AP/IB credit
• AR, NP, NG, W = neutral/no credit/no effect on GPA
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Example: Non-Transferable Coursework
Evaluators will determine if a course is transferable
based on UC guidelines and TCAs (for CCCs)
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Example 1: Credit Limitations
8 sem (12 qtr) advanced ESL units allowed
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Example 2: Credit Limitations
Maximum: 4 sem (6 qtr) units PE activity allowed
Maximum: 8 sem (12 qtr) units PE theory allowed
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Example: Repeated Coursework
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Lower Division Unit Maximum Limitation
All lower division unit (freshman/sophomore level) coursework will be limited
to a maximum of 70 semester (or 105 quarter) units toward the UC degree,
regardless of the type of institution where the credit was earned (2 or 4yr).
UC courses (LD/UD) are not subject to this limitation.
Transferable units beyond this limit earn subject credit only.
Fact Sheet: UC Maximum Transfer Credit Limitation Policy
http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/counselors/files/uc-transfer-maximumlimitation-policy-chart.pdf
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Example 1: Lower Division Unit Max
San Diego State University coursework plus City
College of San Francisco coursework with only
lower division units
15 sem LD units SDSU
+ 60 sem LD units CCSF
75 sem LD units
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5 excess LD units
70 sem units awarded by UC
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Example 2: Lower Division Unit Max
Santa Monica College coursework plus Santa
Clara University coursework with both lower and
upper division units
+
+
60 sem LD units SMC
3 sem LD unitsSCU
63 sem LD units
17 sem UD units SCU
80 sem units awarded by UC
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Example 3: Lower Division Unit Max
Modesto Junior College coursework plus UC
Merced coursework (applying to transfer to a
different UC campus)
+
76.5 sem LD units
MJC
6.5 excess LD units
70 sem LD units
16 sem UD units
UCM
86 sem units awarded by UC
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The Personal Statement
• To gain a better understanding of the students
background; their interest in and purpose of
their intended major.
• UC campuses may use the personal statement
as an admissions factor or for scholarship
consideration.
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Comprehensive Review
To understand context for each applicant, campuses may
review all other aspects of the application information such as:
– Awards, Activities
– Employment
– Volunteer work
– Additional Comments
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The Decision Process
• Step 1: Selection of Applicants
• Step 2: Notification to Students
• Step 3: After the Decision
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Meeting Conditions of Admission
Steps students must complete:
• Complete spring coursework with C or better grades
• Minimum grade(s) required
• Submit official transcripts by 7/1
• Submit all other documents/exam scores by 7/15
• Extended spring term
• Summer courses
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Waitlist & Appeals
• The waitlist process is used to manage new student
enrollment
• A waitlist offer is an acknowledgement of an applicant’s
strength, not a guarantee of admission
• Waitlisted students can accept waitlist offers to more than
one UC campus
• Students cannot appeal to be placed on the waitlist
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Online Resources
Includes counselor resources and information for advising
transfer applicants.
http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/counselors/
downloadable-guides/index.html
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Thank you!
Questions?
[email protected]
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