Presentation on theme: "Preparing Your Community College Students to Transfer to a Private College."— Presentation transcript:
Preparing Your Community College Students to Transfer to a Private College
Who are we? Nicola Place Transfer Services, Diablo Valley College (retired) Chair, Transfer Advocacy Committee, WACAC Jerred Thompson Admission Counselor, University of the Pacific Debbie Woods Associate Dean of Transfer Admission, Mills College Who are you? Who are your students?
Frank Cruz Founder, Telemundo Juanita Millender-McDonald Congresswoman George Lucas Filmaker East LA CC USC LA Harbor Community College University of Redlands Modesto College USC What Do They Have in Common?
Watch for the myths!
Private Four-Year College/University (120+ units) Option #1 Option #2 Community College 1 to 60+ units Private Four-Year College/University Bachelor’s Degree
Clean Slate SAT/ACT often optional Affordable Small Classes Diverse Population Transfer Pathway
Workforce Training & Retraining Workforce Training & Retraining Personal Enrichment Certificates Associate’s Degrees Transfer Preparation Basic Skills Development
General Ed. Major Preparation Electives 1. Take solid General Education classes: IGETC and CSU GE courses. Math and English first priority. 2. Major Preparation Consider taking courses toward your major before you transfer. And: 60 units are NOT required for admission to private universities! Completion of General Education courses is NOT required before transfer!
Academic benefits Inherent support: Peers all focused on same outcome: Getting a bachelors degree! Easier access to the classes you may need to graduate soonest: ◦ Lower division courses ◦ Courses needed for the major More chance to sample that school’s courses
Social and personal benefits Greater opportunities to engage with: ◦ Clubs ◦ Student government ◦ Athletics ◦ Study Abroad ◦ Work study jobs ◦ Faculty
More time to get to know faculty who can provide: ◦ Academic support (office hours, referrals to other campus resources) ◦ Research opportunities ◦ Referrals to internships ◦ Recommendations for graduate school and employment
How privates view IGETC and CSU General Ed Go to: CaliforniaColleges.Edu and then click on: Admissions California Independent Colleges Admission Requirements Transfer Admission Articulation Information ◦ https://secure.californiacolleges.edu/admissions/california -independent-colleges/articulation_information.asp
UC Transferable coursework ◦ Generally will transfer to a private university ◦ Check the ASSIST website for what is UC (and CSU) transferable Pre-articulation sheets and programs ◦ Many universities have pre-articulation sheets and programs for local community colleges
Consider – and please teach your students: 1.“Sticker Price” is higher - but private schools award a lot of scholarships and other aid. 2.Students often finish faster – so they will save on the TOTAL cost for their degree.
For students at AICCU Schools: ◦ 79% Receive Institutional Grants ◦ 35% Federal/Pell Grants ◦ 18% Cal Grants Transfer Scholarships ◦ Merit based: Based on transfer GPA ◦ Program based: Awards related to program
So: $20K x 3 yrs = $60K Compare to: $30K x 2 yrs = $60K Plus done a year sooner!
Community spaces for transfer students Housing ◦ Various options ◦ Families ◦ Resumers/re-entry Childcare Pre-Orientation Priority course registration Orientation Advising Academic support ◦ tutoring, writing center
Visibility ◦ Web site ◦ College brochures ◦ Tour guides Representation ◦ Student government ◦ Campus-wide committees
Personalized process: ◦ Access to a transfer admission counselor ◦ Reach a live person on the phone ◦ One-on-one appointments Common Application Fall and spring applications High school transcript Writing Sample Recommendations Cross-registration
Transfer Fosters Life Skills: Resilience Adaptability Persistence Resourcefulness