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1 Presented by: TANYA ILARDE Counselor/Transfer Center Director Merritt College

2 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

3 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.

4 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.

5 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.

6 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.

7 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.

8 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.

9 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

10 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.

11 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)

12 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

13 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

14 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.

15 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.

16 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

17 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.

18 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

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