Community College Path - Bishop O`Dowd High School

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Presented by:
TANYA ILARDE
Counselor/Transfer Center Director
Merritt College
Goals for this Presentation:
Introduce you to the community college
transfer pathway
 Help you understand how you can
effectively prepare for the community
college transfer pathway and
successfully transfer to a four-year
college/university in a timely manner
 Answer your questions regarding the
community college transfer pathway
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Definition of a Transfer Student
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A transfer student is a student who has completed
coursework at one college and applies/transfers to
another college.
The definition of a transfer student varies according
to each college, with an emphasis on units and
transferring institution.
For the purpose of this session, we will focus on
a “California community college transfer
student.”
The University of California defines a California
community college transfer student as a student who
has completed at least 30 UC-transferable units and
the last 2 semesters of study at a California
community college.
Transfer Quiz
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____% of University of California graduates start at
a California community college.
____% of California State University graduates start
at a California community college.
True or False: You MUST obtain an Associate’s
degree to transfer to a four-year institution.
True or False: Students who attend a CSU have a
better chance of transferring to a UC campus than a
CA community college student.
True or False: Students are penalized by four-year
institutions for attending multiple CA community
colleges.
Transfer Quiz
True or False: When a CA community college
student transfers with 60+ units to a UC or
CSU, high school gpa and SAT scores are
NOT considered.
 True or False: Students who transfer from a
CA community college to the UC system do
just as well academically and often better than
students admitted as freshmen.
 True or False: Private and out-of-state
institutions do NOT have transfer agreements
with CA community colleges.
 True or False: A CA community college student
may transfer to a four-year institution after one
academic year.
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Transfer Quiz Answers
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33 % of University of California graduates
start at a California community college.
66 % of California State University graduates
start at a California community college.
False: You MUST obtain an Associate’s
degree to transfer to a four-year institution.
Exceptions: Private/out-of-state may prefer the AA degree;
NCAA athletes may need the AA degree.
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False: Students who attend a CSU have a
better chance of transferring to a UC campus
than a CA community college student.
Transfer Quiz Answers
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True: When a CA community college student
transfers with 60+ units to a UC or CSU, high
school gpa and SAT scores are NOT considered.
True: Students who transfer from a CA community
college to the UC system do just as well
academically and often better than students
admitted as freshmen.
False: Private and out-of-state institutions do NOT
have transfer agreements with CA community
colleges. Note: Not all have transfer agreements.
False (UC/CSU) & True for privates: A CA
community college student may transfer to a fouryear institution after one academic year.
False: Students are penalized by four-year
institutions for attending multiple CA community
colleges.
The California Master Plan for
Higher Education (1960)
Requires the UC and CSU systems to give
PRIORITY ADMISSION to two groups:
California residents coming from high
schools and CA community college transfer
students.
 Private institutions are not bound by the
Master Plan and have their own
requirements. Stanford University has a 12% transfer rate, inclusive of ALL transfer
students. However, most CA private
institutions are committed to admitting
transfer students.
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Transfer Institution Options
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Public
 University of California (UC) – 9 undergraduate campuses
 California State University (CSU) – 23 undergraduate
campuses – Due to state budget and impaction status,
some CSU campuses are only admitting “local
admission area” students. Contact the specific campus
for impaction status.
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Private / Independent
 “traditional”/ non-profit – ex: Stanford, Mills, USF, USC
 for-profit – ex: University of Phoenix, Kaplan, DeVry
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Out-of-State (Public and Private)
 Includes Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Transfer Opportunities
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Transfer Center - All CA community colleges
have a Transfer Center.
Transfer Admissions Guarantees (TAG) with
7 of the 9 UC campuses, partner CSUs, and
selected independent and out-of-state colleges
and universities
 Concurrent Enrollment Program with fouryear colleges and universities
 Four-year college and university events and
activities – Transfer Day, visits from admissions
representatives, campus tours, conferences
 Transfer programs - such as Puente, Daraja,
MAP @ Merritt College, etc.
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Transfer Admission Basics
UNITS
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Most UC and CSU campuses only admit upper-division transfer
students, with at least 60 transferable units.
Private institutions admit according to their unit requirements (e.g.,
12, 24, etc.).
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GRADE POINT AVERAGE
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Eligibility vs. Selectivity
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UC – minimum eligibility 2.4 (admitted GPAs for
selective campuses and majors are much higher!)
GENERAL EDUCATION
LOWER DIVISION MAJOR PREPARATION
Other factors that may be considered – academic rigor; special talents, achievements, awards,
skills, interests, experiences that demonstrate unusual promise for leadership, other significant
experiences or achievements that demonstrate promise for contributing to the intellectual
vitality of a campus; academic accomplishments in light of life experiences and special
circumstances; location of college and residence (CSU)
Sample Educational Plan Psychology
Fall 2011
Note: A full-time student is enrolled in 12 units.
English 1A –4
Math 13 – 4
Psych 1A – 3
Couns 24 - 3
14 units
Spring 2012
English 5 –3
Biol 10 – 4
Hist 7A – 3
Psych 1B - 3
Summer 2012
Comm 20 –3
Music 10 - 3
Fall 2012
Geog 1 - 3
Posci 1 -3
Human 2 - 3
6 units
*MCB 61 @ UCB – 3
13 units
PE - 1
13 units
Apply to UC/CSU for Fall 2013
Spring 2013
Summer 2013
Fall 2013
CIS 1 – 4
Span 1A – 5
PE 9 – 1
Anthro 1/1L – 4
courses not accepted
START AT UCB, CSUEB
PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR
14 units
*via the Concurrent Enrollment Program
Sample Educational Plan Biology
Fall 2011
Note: A full-time student is enrolled in 12 units.
This student will complete 78 units.
English 1A –4
Math 1 (PreCalculus) – 4
Chem 30A – 4
Hist 7A - 3
Music 10 - 3
18 units
Spring 2012
English 5 –3
Math 50 (Trig) - 3
Chem 1A - 5
Psych 1A - 3
Human 2 – 3
Summer 2012
Math 3A - 5
Chem 1B - 5
10 units
16 units
Fall 2012
Math 3B - 5
Chem 12A - 5
Biol 1A - 5
Physics 4A - 5
20 units
13 units
Apply to UC/CSU for Fall 2013
Spring 2013
Phil 1 – 3
Soc 1 - 3
Biol 1B - 5
Chem 12B - 5
Physics 4B - 5
21 units
Summer 2013
coursework not acceptable
Fall 2013
START AT UC
Benefits of the Community
College Transfer Pathway
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Cost effectiveness - $26 per unit x 60 units =
$1560
If not admitted to four-year of choice, the
student has another opportunity to apply.
 The student has more time to decide on
which school to apply to. (unless impacted
CSU)
 The student may have less pressure with
transitional and college readiness issues.
 Community college instructors are
generally known to be more studentcentered.
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How is the economy affecting the
transfer pathway?
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Cost – may increase from $26 per unit to $36 per unit
UC and CSUs are increasing admission of out-of-state/non-resident
applicants; more CA students attending out-of-state schools?
UC and CSUs are admitting less students; community colleges will
need to reduce student enrollment
UC, CSU, and community colleges are offering less classes
Students may need to attend multiple community colleges.
More students will need to attend community colleges
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Admission trickle down effect from UC and CSU
Parents of 4-year university students can no longer afford tuition – incoming
freshmen and current students
Less classes at UC and CSU – students will attempt to enroll in equivalent
classes at community colleges concurrently
More aggressive recruitment by for-profit private institutions
CSU campuses will become more regional
Students will need to be more focused and proactive.
Cost of Community College
2009-2010
Community
College
CSU
UC
Private/Independent
Registration
Fees and
Tuition
$624-$780
$3,354
$7,778
$26,220$34,800
Books and
Supplies
$1,400
$1,386
$1,588
$1,335
Room and
Board
$3,500–9,936
$7,536$11,500 (dorms)
$9,800$12,972
$7,988$10,808
Transportation
$744-$1,100
$764-$1,242
$1,554
$1,262
Personal
Expenses
$1,930-$2,502
$2,718
$2,470
$2,826
Total
Expenses
$8,199 $15,718
$15,758$20,200
$23,190$26,362
$39,641$51,031
Tips for Transfer Success
Community college IS college!
Apply to your community college early (before summer)!
Go to www.cccapply.org to apply to any CCC.
 Sign up for orientation and Math/English assessment
early! (before or early summer) Orientation will vary at
all colleges.
 Take the Math/English assessment seriously! Your
placement will determine your placement and how long
it will take you transfer. (Ex: 2 semesters of English
classes vs. 6 semesters) AP exam scores may also be
used.
 Enroll in a college success course.
 Meet with a Counselor to develop a complete student
educational plan.
 Utilize campus resources and connect: tutoring, transfer
services, student organizations, scholarships, etc.
 Attend four-year institution events such as CAL DAY,
etc.
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Important CA Community College
& Transfer Links
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www.cccco.edu – California Community
College Chancellor’s Office
www.cccapply.org – CA Community College
application system
www.peralta.edu – Peralta CC District
www.universityofcalifornia.edu – UC info
www.csumentor.edu – CSU info
www.aiccu.org – California private/indigents
www.hbcumentor.org – HBCU info
www.assist.org – UC/CSU/CCC articulation
site
Tel: 510.436.2559
Email: tilarde@peralta.edu

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