ONE DAY IN THE NOT-TOO-DISTANT FUTURE YOU WILL GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL AND GO ONTO COLLEGE …
DIFFERENT PATHS TO A COLLEGE DEGREE … Direct to the University Or Freshman and Sophmore classes at Cabrillo And then … TRANSFER
THE HONORS TRANSFER PROGRAM Designed for high-achieving, university-ready students Challenging classes: Writing Research Be Ready for University-level work All honors courses are accepted at most colleges and universities around the country
HONORS TRANSFER PROGRAM IS A GREAT OPTION FOR: Students who want a challenging academic environment Perhaps haven’t decided on a major or a college See the value and benefits of completing their first two years at Cabrillo
REASON #1: FINANCIAL SAVINGS University education is expensive Even with Financial Aid – think about how much education you will need … Doctor – Lawyer – Teacher – Scientist – Counselor – Social Worker – Businesswoman/man All require more education beyond a 4-year degree
#2: SOCIAL AND EMOTIONAL TRANSITION.. Not ready to leave home - go so far away to college Family – Siblings – Friends Take time to identify your goals – know yourself and plan your future
WHO joins the HTP? Honors Transfer Program Students from all backgrounds, ages and experiences Current Cabrillo Students, Students coming to Cabrillo from other colleges and universities High School seniors and recent graduates BENEFITS for you at Transfer: WHY join? Smaller class sizes Faculty mentors Stimulating environment Enriched curriculum A strong support network Honors Counselors Hands-on Director Priority admission or a competitive edge to universities like UCLA, Cal Berkeley and many private schools Better preparation for success at the University : Research skills Essay-writing skills Study skills Communicating with Professors
WHAT DO HONORS GRADUATES SAY? It was an easy transition for them into their upper-division (junior/senior level) classes The study, research and essay-writing skills they developed in the Honors Program helped them achieve high grades immediately upon transfer The friends they made in the program, and the relationships they formed with their instructors made their participation in the program very valuable “The wonderful instructors teaching the honors classes, they are some of the best educators around. Get to know them as a person, especially if they spark an interest, because they may possibly open doors for you that can change your life!” UC Davis Engineering major
WHAT DO THE UNIVERSITIES SAY ABOUT CABRILLO STUDENTS? Cabrillo students are not only well-prepared – they are often better prepared than their native students who started as Freshman The most competitive universities in California know that our Honors students are top-notch: UCLA admitted 80% of our Honors Scholars who applied for Fall of 2013 UC Berkeley admitted 90% of our Honors Scholars who applied for Fall of 2013 Transfer students in general are more attractive to the universities – proven ability at the college level.
WHAT WILL IT BE LIKE TO ATTEND CABRILLO AND THE HONORS TRANSFER PROGRAM? Immediate group of like-minded, high-achieving students who want to learn – taking many of the same classes together – friends - study partners
Faculty who get to know you, and your specific interests and goals
ACTIVITIES AND FIELD TRIPS ENGL 2 Honors class at Long’s Marine Lab HIST 4A Honors class at Stanford University Cantor Arts Center UC Berkeley Shadow Day
SCHOLARSHIPS Karl S. Pister Leadership Opportunity Program University of California, Santa Cruz University of California Regents Scholarship Awards Sigma Alpha of Omega Nu
WHAT is required to Apply: Honors Transfer Program 3.5 high school weighted GPA in A-G requirements Eligible for college-level English - placement into ENGL 1A Letter of Recommendation Personal Statement – 250 word essay HOW to apply? WHEN to apply? February 1 st – March 15 th, 2013 All paperwork must be received by March 15! Submit on-line application to include essay Mail: official transcript with Fall grades and letter of recommendation Take English assessment at Cabrillo or submit EAP: “ready for CSU or participating CCC college-level English” or AP English scores of 4 or higher Apply for Cabrillo College – separate via CCC Apply Participate in Running Start
The Top 10 REASONS TO COME TO CABRILLO 1. SAVE $$$ In 2-years you could save between $22,000 - $45,000 2. Academic Support 3. New STEM Center Opened Fall 2013 4. Head of Your Class 5. Teachers Dedicated to Students 6. Small Class Sizes 7.State-of-the-Art Facilities 8. Technology Access 9. Exciting Programs 10. Join Smart, Motivated and Fun Students – Just Like You!
WE LOOK FORWARD TO HELPING YOU ACHIEVE YOUR ACADEMIC GOALS! HONORS TRANSFER PROGRAM