Why go to a Community College? SAVE MONEY- A LOT!!! General Education courses are the same in community college vs. 4 year university Academic Flexibility Transfer agreements Personalized services Online classes 2nd chance at your dream four-year university.
Common Misconceptions Students attend community college because they did not get accepted to four-year universities. Community college are only for people who want a vocational technical job. No one successful goes to community college. Most students who attend community college are older, with full time jobs It is not easy to transfer from a community college to a four-year university Community college students cannot make it in a four year university Community college is where the “Slackers” go
Transferring to a 4 year University from a Community College UC’s Transfer/admit rate CSU transfer/Admit rate • Berkeley- 24% • Davis- 59% • Irvine- 50.6% • Los Angeles- 26% • Merced- 52% • Riverside- 58% • San Diego- 53% • Santa Barbara- 52% • Santa Cruz- 57% • Channel Islands- 88% • Chico- 61% • Dominguez Hills- 83% • East Bay- 87% • Fresno- 47% • Fullerton- 39% • Humboldt- 78% • Long Beach- 31% • Los Angeles- 82% • Maritime- 30% • Monterey Bay- 89% • Northridge- 44% • Sacramento- 86% • San Bernardino- 70% • San Diego- 23% • San Francisco- 77% • San Jose- 60% • San Luis Obispo- 19% • San Marcos- 29% • Sonoma- 40% • Stanislaus- 60%
Community College, Cal State University, University of California and Private Institutions The system of higher education in California is comprised of the following: Community Colleges - 113 Community colleges are two-year public institutions. Their main mission is to provide transfer opportunities towards 4 year degrees by allowing students to take their general education requirements, to provide students with the opportunity to gain a 2 year associates degree, and to provide career education, training and/or certificate. California State University (CSU) - 23 Cal States are four-year institutions and bridge the missions of the community colleges and of the universities. Cal states offer majors and courses that are applied (for example business management or graphic design) as well as academic (for example history, physics, English, or psychology). University of California (UC) - 9 The UC's are the research wing of the California educational system. Their mission is to provide state-of-the-art discipline research in their fields, with teaching as a concurrent goal. All the majors at the UC’s are academic and research based. Private/Independent Colleges and Universities - 76
113Community Colleges in California 23 Cal State University Campuses
Community Colleges California State Universities University of California Independent/ Private Colleges 70+ Statewide: Loyola Marymount, Stanford, Santa Clara, USC, Mt. St. Mary’s, Pepperdine, Redlands, Loma Linda, Cal Baptist, Brandman 9 Statewide: Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, San Diego 23 Statewide: Bakersfield, Channel Island, Chico, Dominguez Hills, East Bay, Fresno, Fullerton, Hayward, Humboldt, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Cal Maritime Academy, Monterey Bay, Northridge, Cal Poly Pomona, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, San Marcos, Sonoma, Stanislaus 113 Statewide: Barstow, Chaffey, College of the Desert, Copper Mountain, Crafton Hills, Mt. San Jacinto, Palomar, Riverside, San Bernardino Valley Emphasizes research, theory, and an analytical approach to education; excellent for students interested in graduate studies or research Depending on the college, private schools offer a wide variety of programs and options. May have more flexible admission requirements and deadlines. Offer various associate’s degrees as well as the opportunity to complete lower division general education prior to university transfer Emphasizes non-research-based, careers, such as Business, Kinesiology, Nursing, Teaching, etc. Employs a practical approach to education and career training Costs: Approximately $16,000-$35,000 per yr Costs: Approximately $13,000 per yr. Costs: $46 per unit Costs: Approximately $7,000 per yr. California Higher Education System
Set up your own schedule! Attend full or part-time 18-week semesters Daytime, Evening, Weekend Classes, and Online Courses COST is, $46./unit 60 units= $2,760
Mt. San Jacinto CollegeA California Community College “The mission of Mt. San Jacinto College is to provide quality, educationally enriching experiences, programs and opportunities designed to empower students to serve as productive citizens in a dynamic and complex world.” Plus OnlineClasses Five Campuses Menifee Valley Campus San Jacinto Campus Temecula Education Complex AND Temecula Higher Education Center San Gorgonio Pass Campus
Degrees and Programs at MSJC California State University System Mt. San Jacinto College Degrees and Programs • Associate of Arts Degrees (24) • Associate of Science Degrees (31) • Associate of Arts / Associate of Science - 60 units • Certificate Degrees – 18+ Units • Transfer Opportunities - Approximately 60 units • Cal State University Degrees • Offer a wide variety of Bachelor Degree Programs • Meet with an Academic Advisor to develop your personalized Educational Plan Performing Arts Computers Medical Business
SENIORS - Getting Startedat Mt. San Jacinto College All new students MUST participate in and complete this Matriculation Process SENIORS! Online Application for Admission at; www.msjc.edu Course Placement/Assessment/EAP Online Orientation at, ea.msjc.edu COME IN! New students; ask enrollment for a registration date! Meet with a Counselor to set up your personalized education plan. Register (as early as possible) Online. Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the Board of Governors Fee Waiver (optional) every January
Admissions Application • Application workshops on campus • Go to www.msjc.edu and click on Apply Now You will need: SSN, address, phone number
Math and English Assessments To prepare for assessments visit: www.msjc.edu/assessment • Online study guides • Practice tests • Assessment testing calendar • Frequently asked questions
Other Assessment Options: • Assessment retesting • AP scores • College Ready Score on EAP or Completion of the ERWC course (Valid for only one year after high school graduation.) • Curriculum Alignment – Engl 092 or Math 90/96 • Assessment scores from other colleges or universities (Valid for only three years).
Math Placement OR OR *Minimum level needed for AA/AS. Additional level of math needed for transfer. Students who assess into Math 94 may take this course to satisfy both Math 90 & Math 96.
What is Your Educational Goal? Transfer to CSU Only OPT B Transfer to UC, Private or CSU OPT C: IGETC Associates Degree OPT A
EDUCATIONAL PLAN • Semester-by-semester plan developed by a counselor • General Ed courses (option A, B, or C) • Local major requirements • Major preparatory courses required by the transferring 4-yr institution • 60 degree applicable units • ED PLAN WILL GUARANTEE PRIORITY REGISTRATION TO VMHS SENIORS
Funding Your Education • What is Financial Aid?: Funds help pay postsecondary educational expenses. • Types of Financial Aid: • Sources of Financial Aid: Federal, state, college and private sources • Federal Aid : FAFSA (FREE Application for Federal Student Aid) • www.fafsa.gov: Available now • State Aid : Cal Grants - GPA Verification Form & FAFSA (Priority Deadline: March 2nd) • California Community College : BOGW (Board of Governor’s Fee Waiver) • Private Sources of Aid : Scholarships - Agencies, companies, organizations, foundations, employers, community groups & churches • << Check the box if interested in on campus jobs
Student Services & Academic Support Services • Counseling Services with Immediate Support • Career/Transfer Center • Disabled Student Programs & Services (DSPS) • Extended Opportunity Programs & Services (EOP&S) • Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE) • College Mentors • Foster Youth Academic and Personal Counseling, Establishing Educational Goals and planning, Transfer and Career Guidance Explore career opportunities and transfer requirements Students with IEPs from school are encouraged to contact DSPS Income eligible, first generation college students Part of EOP&S; Single parents on AFDC Get Connected, Get Help Student Support and Counseling Guidance
Learning Resource Center & Library The Learning Resource Center provides a variety of services to promote the enhancement of the student’s academic goals. • Tutoring • in most subjects! Walk-in, no appointments • highly qualified student peer tutors • faculty tutors available • Computer Access • A variety of programs are available! The LRC provides resource handouts to assist students with study skills, term papers, and a selection of other academic tasks. All services are free for MSJC students.
MSJC Transitional Counselor • Friendly Counselor-to-Student Assistance • Complete Application, Online Orientation, Assessments, and Ed plan here at Vista Murrieta • Learn how to login and utilize my.msjc.edu for Enrollment • Get a head start on Educational Planning
Any Questions? Leslie Medina firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com..ca.us MSJC Transitional Counselor Tuesdays 8:00 – 2:00 pm College Career Center OutrechMSJC