So How Does a Community College Work?

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Mariana Moreno, Transfer Center Coordinator, Crafton Hills College
Khanh Hoang, Transfer Center Coordinator, College of the Desert
How Do
Students Transfer?
TRANSFER BASICS
CA Grand Master Plan for Higher Ed
• Goal of 40% of entering
freshman at both UC &
CSU
– University of California
(UC) – top 15%
– California State
University (CSU) – top
1/3
Entering Freshmen
• Goal of 60% Junior
Standing
– Transfer Students are
given Priority
Junior Standing
Freshman/Transfer Comparison*
Fall 2013
UC Irvine
UC Berkeley
UC Davis
UC Merced
UC Riverside
Applicants
Avg. GPA
Admits
Admit Rate
Freshman
59,051
4.03
24,852
42%
Transfer
15,448
3.28
6,180
40%
Freshman
67,665
4.37
14,209
21%
Transfer
15,985
3.77
3,836
24%
Freshman
55,872
3.96-4.24
22,013
39.4%
Transfer
13,780
3.25-3.74
8,323
60.4%
Freshman
15,883
3.597
10,481
65.9%
Transfer
2,232
3.17
916
41.04%
30,833 (CA residents)
3.76
18,554
60.2%
7,898
3.25
4,936
62.5%
Freshman
Transfer
UC San Diego
(CA residents)
Freshman
67,396
4.11
24,937
37%
Transfer
15,017
3.61
7,959
53%
*University of California 2013 Counselor Conference Materials
http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/counselors/news-events/conferences/index.html
Minimum Transfer Admission Requirements
Private/Out of
State
Univ. of California
(UC)
California State
Univ. (CSU)
Usually 24-30
units
(sophomore)
60 units
(Junior)
60 Units
(Junior)
Minimum GPA to
apply
Varies
Widely
2.4/2.8 (nonresident)
2.0
SAT or ACT required
Varies
No
No
Associate degree
required
Varies
No
No
Minimum
Transferrable Units
California Community College (CCC)
college level courses
60 L.D + 60 U.P
General
Education
Major
Electives
=
BA/S: 120+ units
General Education Breadth Patterns
• IGETC
– UC (9 campuses)
– CSU (23 Campuses)
Many CA Privates and
some out-of-states accept
IGETC and CSUGE Breadth
• CSU GE Breadth
– accepted at all 23 CSU
ASSIST.ORG
An articulation agreement defines how
course credit earned at one college can
be applied when transferred to another
Most CCCs have articulation agreements
with local private and some out-of-state
colleges
Check your local CCC
Advanced Placement (AP)and
International Baccalaureate (IB)
credit is honored at CCC and applied
towards transfer
Becoming a competitive
Transfer Applicant
PLAN EARLY…SEE A COUNSELOR…PLAN EARLY…SEE A COUNSELOR…PLAN EARLY
Transfer 101
• Taking the right
courses and in a
timely manner
• UC/CSU – Focus is on
completion of major
• Programs change
every year, check in
with CCC counselor,
univ rep, assist.org,
etc.
• Applying during
priority application
period.
Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)
FREE, pre-application for UCbound transfer students. If the
applicant meets campus
specific TAG criteria, she is
guaranteed a spot at the UC
Campus.
Apply Sept 1 - 30
TAG is not required for admission, but beneficial
Which campuses participate in TAG?
There are 6 participating UC campuses:
UC Davis
UC Santa Cruz
UC Irvine
UC Santa Barbara
UC Riverside
UC Merced
Students may only choose one
campus to “TAG”!
ASSOCIATE DEGREE – TRANSFER (AD-T): WHAT IS IT?
• Sometimes referred to as “Transfer Degree”
• An option that allows students to complete an Associate
degree while also completing CSU transfer requirements.
– Associate of Arts Transfer in Sociology (AA-T Sociology)
– Associate of Science Transfer in Mathematics (AS-T Mathematics)
• Guaranteed admission to the CSU system
Services for Students at most CCCs
• Transfer Services
• Programs for FirstGeneration College
Students (EOPS,
PUENTE)
• Services for students
with physical and
learning disabilities
• Honors Programs
• And many more….
Preparing your students for
CA community college
Where Will You Go From Here?
ADVICE FOR YOUR FUTURE TRANSFER
STUDENT!
 Help students explore careers
 Walk them thru ASSIST.ORG
 Explore with them the Transfer
Center Website at the local CCC
 Know the student services at the
local CCC.
 Encourage participation in Honors
programs, UC TAG, Transfer
Degrees, etc.
 Enroll in a Career Planning
course
 Develop a Student Educational
Plan immediately
 See a counselor every term
 Visit Transfer Center early and
often!
 Stay on top of your own transfer
path!
PLAN EARLY…SEE A COUNSELOR…PLAN EARLY…SEE A COUNSELOR…PLAN EARLY
Advice for HS Counselors
Advice for CCC-bound
Students

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