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1 1 This session will cover: UC’s commitment to transfer: our successes UC’s commitment to transfer: our successes How transfer works How transfer works “Best advice” for prospective transfer students “Best advice” for prospective transfer students Information resources Information resources Counselor feedback Counselor feedback

2 2 Who should consider transfer? Any student can benefit from starting his or her path to a UC degree at a California Community College Students choose the transfer path for many reasons: Haven’t decided on academic or career goals Haven’t decided on academic or career goals Haven’t met requirements for freshman admissions Haven’t met requirements for freshman admissions Aren’t ready or able to leave home Aren’t ready or able to leave home Want the affordability of community college Want the affordability of community college Want additional academic preparation or exploration in specific academic areas Want additional academic preparation or exploration in specific academic areas

3 3 Transfer and the California Master Plan for Higher Education CA Master Plan for Higher Education specifies: CA Master Plan for Higher Education specifies: UC offers priority admission to all UC-eligible California Community Colleges’ (CCC) students UC offers priority admission to all UC-eligible California Community Colleges’ (CCC) students To ensure spaces for CCC transfers, the University of California will achieve an enrollment ratio of 60% upper-division to 40% lower-division students To ensure spaces for CCC transfers, the University of California will achieve an enrollment ratio of 60% upper-division to 40% lower-division students The best path to transfer to UC is via the CCC The best path to transfer to UC is via the CCC

4 4 UC Welcomes Transfer Students 90% of all admitted transfer students are from a CCC 90% of all admitted transfer students are from a CCC 1/3 of UC bachelor’s degrees go to transfer students 1/3 of UC bachelor’s degrees go to transfer students UC offers a space to every UC-eligible CCC student UC offers a space to every UC-eligible CCC student Seven campuses offer transfer admission guarantees – UCLA and Berkeley do not Seven campuses offer transfer admission guarantees – UCLA and Berkeley do not The University increased its new transfer enrollment target by 500 two years in a row The University increased its new transfer enrollment target by 500 two years in a row Long-term plan is slow growth of new transfer students Long-term plan is slow growth of new transfer students

5 Most Transfer Students Satisfied With Their UC Experience UCUES Survey Item Percent of Transfer Students “Satisfied” Overall academic experience 82% Value of education given cost 72% Overall social experience 69% Ability to get a major you want 91% 2008 Undergraduate Experience Survey (UCUES)

6 6 UC Student Retention & Graduation Rates Freshmen CCC Transfers One-Year UC Persistence Rate 93.0%92.4% Elapsed Years to Degree

7 7 Admission to UC as a Transfer Student Minimum eligibility requirements for transfer Minimum eligibility requirements for transfer 60 transferable units 60 transferable units 2.4 college GPA 2.4 college GPA 7-course pattern with a grade of C or better 7-course pattern with a grade of C or better In addition, transfer applicants should complete: In addition, transfer applicants should complete: Lower-division general education requirements Lower-division general education requirements Lower-division major preparation courses Lower-division major preparation courses

8 8 The Importance of Major Preparation Unlike freshmen, transfers enter halfway into a college degree Unlike freshmen, transfers enter halfway into a college degree Therefore, UC is looking not only for general education classes, but also for significant work within the major Therefore, UC is looking not only for general education classes, but also for significant work within the major In many cases, the completion of lower division major preparation should be a higher priority than General Education (GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) In many cases, the completion of lower division major preparation should be a higher priority than General Education (GE) or the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC) Advise students thinking about the CCC transfer route to begin focusing on their choice of major Advise students thinking about the CCC transfer route to begin focusing on their choice of major

9 9 ‘Best Advice’ for High School Students While in High School: 1. Improve college readiness: take rigorous courses 2. Research your options 3. Enroll in community college on time 4. Attend full time, work part time 5. Decide on a major and campus by sophomore year 6. Use academic advisers, Transfer Center Directors, and UC representatives to develop a transfer plan early While in Community College:

10 10 #1 Improve college readiness: take rigorous college prep courses throughout high school college prep courses throughout high school Take math all four years in high school Take math all four years in high school Take advantage of early assessments Take advantage of early assessments CSU’s Early Academic Assessment exams in English and mathematics CSU’s Early Academic Assessment exams in English and mathematics Community college assessment/placement exams Community college assessment/placement exams Concurrent enrollment opportunities enable students to experience college while in high school Concurrent enrollment opportunities enable students to experience college while in high school Take advantage of community college summer sessions following high school graduation Take advantage of community college summer sessions following high school graduation Tips for Transfer Success in CCC

11 11 #2 Research your options Not all CCCs offer the same programs or opportunities Not all CCCs offer the same programs or opportunities Some CCCs offer more transferable courses in a major(s ) Some CCCs offer more transferable courses in a major(s ) #3 Enroll in community college on time! Competition for CCC courses is increasing Competition for CCC courses is increasing The CCC matriculation process has several steps that should be completed during the spring semester of 12 th grade in order to register for classes when summer/fall registration opens The CCC matriculation process has several steps that should be completed during the spring semester of 12 th grade in order to register for classes when summer/fall registration opens Tips for Transfer Success in CCC

12 12 Tips for Transfer Success in CCC #4 Attend full time, work part time Three strong predictors for success: Three strong predictors for success: (1) full-time enrollment (1) full-time enrollment (2) continuous enrollment (2) continuous enrollment (3) work no more than 15 hours per week Helps to utilize financial aid efficiently Helps to utilize financial aid efficiently

13 Tips for Transfer Success in CCC #5 Decide on a major and campus no later than the start of sophomore year at CCC Know which UC campus(es) and major(s) you want to target and which have transfer guarantee programs Know which UC campus(es) and major(s) you want to target and which have transfer guarantee programs Follow recommended curriculum for major (including competitive GPA) Follow recommended curriculum for major (including competitive GPA) Be sure General Education pattern you follow is appropriate for intended major, campus Be sure General Education pattern you follow is appropriate for intended major, campus 13

14 14 Tips for Transfer Success in CCC #6 Work closely with academic advisers, Transfer Center Directors, and UC representatives to develop a transfer plan early Develop, then follow a plan and update it regularly Develop, then follow a plan and update it regularly ASSIST (www.assist.org) and UC’s Transfer Preparation Paths (http://uctransfer.universityofcalifornia.edu) are helpful but no substitute for personal academic advisement ASSIST (www.assist.org) and UC’s Transfer Preparation Paths (http://uctransfer.universityofcalifornia.edu) are helpful but no substitute for personal academic advisement Review the information on the website of the UC campuses you are interested in transferring to Review the information on the website of the UC campuses you are interested in transferring to

15 Steps for Enrolling in CCC Complete and submit a CCC application* Complete and submit a CCC application* Or more than one! Or more than one! Take the assessment exam* Take the assessment exam* New student orientation* New student orientation* Register for classes* Register for classes* Meet with a CCC counselor* Meet with a CCC counselor* Pay registration fees Pay registration fees Student support services Student support services Apply for financial aid Apply for financial aid Visit CCC to process aid Visit CCC to process aid Monitor Cal Grant B utilization to save for 4-yr Monitor Cal Grant B utilization to save for 4-yr Go full time, if possible, to efficiently use aid Go full time, if possible, to efficiently use aid AB540 Affidavit (as needed) AB540 Affidavit (as needed) 15 * Mandatory matriculation steps

16 16 Information Resources Counselors’ Resource Website: Counselors’ Resource Website: UC Systemwide Admissions Website: UC Systemwide Admissions Website: ASSIST: ASSIST:

17 17 Berkeley: Berkeley: Davis: Davis: Irvine: Irvine: Los Angeles: Los Angeles: Merced: Merced: Riverside: Riverside: San Diego: San Diego: Santa Barbara: Santa Barbara: Santa Cruz: https://admissions.sa.ucsc.edu/apply/transfer_guide.cfm Santa Cruz: https://admissions.sa.ucsc.edu/apply/transfer_guide.cfm Campus Selection Criteria


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