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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
Definition of a Transfer Student 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 ____% 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.
Transfer Quiz Answers 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. 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 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 four- year 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 1- 2% transfer rate, inclusive of ALL transfer students. However, most CA private institutions are committed to admitting transfer students.
Transfer Institution Options 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. Private / Independent “traditional”/ non-profit – ex: Stanford, Mills, USF, USC for-profit – ex: University of Phoenix, Kaplan, DeVry Out-of-State (Public and Private) Includes Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Transfer Opportunities 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 four- year 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, Merritt College, etc.
Transfer Admission Basics 1. UNITS 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.). 2. GRADE POINT AVERAGE Eligibility vs. Selectivity ○ UC – minimum eligibility 2.4 (admitted GPAs for selective campuses and majors are much higher!) 3. GENERAL EDUCATION 4. 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 units Spring 2012Summer 2012Fall 2012 English 5 –3Comm 20 –3Geog Biol 10 – 4Posci 1 -3 Hist 7A – 3Music Human Psych 1B units *MCB UCB – 3 13 units PE units Apply to UC/CSU for Fall 2013 Spring 2013Summer 2013Fall 2013 CIS 1 – 4courses not acceptedSTART AT UCB, CSUEB Span 1A – 5PSYCHOLOGY MAJOR PE 9 – 1 Anthro 1/1L – 4*via the Concurrent Enrollment Program 14 units
Sample Educational Plan - Biology Fall 2011 Note: A full-time student is enrolled in 12 units. English 1A –4 This student will complete 78 units.Math 1 (PreCalculus) – 4 Chem 30A – 4 Hist 7A - 3 Music units Spring 2012Summer 2012Fall 2012 English 5 –3Math 3A - 5Math 3B - 5 Math 50 (Trig) - 3Chem 1B - 5Chem 12A - 5 Chem 1A - 5Biol 1A - 5 Psych 1A units Physics 4A - 5 Human 2 – 320 units 16 units13 units Apply to UC/CSU for Fall 2013 Spring 2013Summer 2013Fall 2013 Phil 1 – 3coursework not acceptable Soc 1- 3START AT UC Biol 1B - 5 Chem 12B - 5 Physics 4B units
Benefits of the Community College Transfer Pathway 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 student- centered.
How is the economy affecting the transfer pathway? 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 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 Community College CSUUCPrivate/Ind- ependent 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 to apply to any CCC.www.cccapply.org 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.
Important CA Community College & Transfer Links – California Community College Chancellor’s Office – CA Community College application system – Peralta CC District – UC info – CSU info – California private/indigents – HBCU info – UC/CSU/CCC articulation site