Value Proposition: Benefits & Educational Options • 112 California Community Colleges (www.CCCCO.edu ) serving 2.7 Million students • Benefits • Small Class Sizes • Reasonable Cost-$46 per unit • Individual Attention-Faculty focused on Teaching • Educational Options • Career/Vocational Programs • Associate of Arts/Associate of Science Degrees • Transfer to a four-year university
Transfer 101 • 60 transferable units required for junior transfer to UC & CSU • Required units include GE, major prep and electives (refer to www.ASSIST.ORG for more information) • For UC & CSU junior transfers only community college GPA & coursework are considered. HS performance not considered & SAT/ACT not required • Students transferring from a CA Community College as junior s to UC & CSU get first priority for admissions (as provided by CA Master Plan) • Research shows transfer students perform as well if not better than students who begin as freshman • Students can transfer to Private Universities and Out-of-State Universities with fewer units in which case HS performance is considered
UC Transfer • Seven UC’s (UCD, UCI, UCM, UCR, UCSB, UCSC, UCSD) participate in Transfer Admissions Guarantee (TAG) • Only available to CA community college junior transfers • UC transferable GPA required for TAG students for Fall 2013 admissions ranged from 2.8-3.5 depending on specific campus and major • Students must meet campus-specific TAG requirements to qualify • Apply for TAG after successfully completing 30 UC transferable credits • Although UCB and UCLA do not participate in TAG, students can apply through the regular junior admissions cycle. Average UC transferable GPA for junior transfer admitted for Fall 2012 to these campuses was UCB (3.8), UCLA (3.7), UCSD (3.6)
College Credit Program (CCP) • High school students can take courses at COM • Cannot take remedial English or Math or PE classes. • Great opportunity to become acclimated to college environment, explore major options & gain college credit • Enrichment courses enhance application to four year universities
Value Proposition of Concurrent Enrollment • Relative costs for one semester , or 12 units of transferrable college credit would be: • $552 for one semester at COM; $2961 at CSU; $6048 at UC; $15,498 at Private University • Taking college level classes while still in high school provides a competitive advantage on your college application since it is evidence of initiative, commitment, and ability required to succeed in a more rigorous and independent learning environment. • Provides an opportunity to explore subject areas, disciplines, and advanced classes not offered at local high schools (e.g., Sculpture, Video Game Design, New Venture Creation, Stage Combat, ASL, Japanese, etc.) • Experience college level courses in a smaller, supportive setting • COM is developing a cohesive framework for concurrent enrollment starting as early as 9th grade: participating students will be part of a cohort/learning community, with distinct benefits (continuing student status in registration, counseling support, completion of testing and Student Ed Plan steps qualifying them for priority registration as Freshman, internships, and Financial Aid support)
Enrollment Steps for Graduating High School Seniors During Spring semester of your senior year: 1) Attend COM Application Session at your HS 2) Fill out on-line COM Application 3) Take COM Assessment Exams at your HS 4) Meet with COM Counselor for SEP 5)Attend COM’s College Success Saturday to qualify for Priority Registration for Summer & Fall Classes
Maximizing the College Process • Reflect on what kind of learner you are: do you thrive in small vs. large groups, individual vs. group projects, hands-on vs. analytical classes, etc. • Research where your passion connects with purpose: how can you apply your talents in a productive, valuable context? • Set some goals for yourself within the process, make the most of your time and resources along the way • Ask questions of people you admire: where did you go to college, how did college add value to your life?
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