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TRANSFERRING
WITH A PLAN
Rebecca Joseph, PhD
rjoseph@calstatela.edu
getmetocollege@gmail.com
facebook: getmetocollege free...
Meet Four Amazing Students
Alma went to a local high school.
Had no immigration papers.
Didn’t have funds to go to four ye...
Brian
Had 3.5 GPA in high school.
Had an uneven college list and

accepted one of the only colleges
that accepted him.
...
Catalina
 Went to great public high

school
 Got admitted to several colleges
but couldn’t afford to go.
 Finishing her...
Mark
 Mark went to a local high

school.
 Had a 2.8 GPA.
 Started in one remedial English
class but took a full load of...
REMEMBER THIS!!!
NO COLLEGE WANTS TO INHERIT ANY

UNHAPPY TRANSFER STUDENT.
EVEN IF YOU DISLIKE YOUR CURRENT

COLLEGE, C...
1. What Do Four Year Colleges
Want From Transfer Students
Academics-Grades




GE
Major Prerequisites
Remediation Comp...
What Do I Do?
Keep a master chart of all requirements.

Each college has different prerequisites, and you
need to track t...
Deadlines
 Know the application and requirement deadlines for each

school.
 Some have fall and spring deadlines.
 Some...
Academics
 GE and Major requirements

Take the assessment tests at two and four year colleges
seriously. They affect your...
ASSESSMENT READINESS
 Review free sample test questions (Provided by the College Board)
 Review Reading Comprehension, S...
Academic Readiness
GES
Major
Remediation
Always have a plan!!!
IGETC
ASSIST.ORG
MAJOR PREREQUISITES
SPECIFIC COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS
SCHOOL/MAJOR SPECIFIC








Check with each school to see their major requirements. Each UC and Cal
State has its ow...
PLAN
TAKE A MIX OF GE AND MAJOR CLASSES
NEVER TAKE TOO MANY HARD CLASSES AT A

TIME
CHECK OUT PROFESSORS
DON’T SUFFER ...
Get FREE Help
Go to office hours of professors
Go to writing and math centers
Join EOPS or other programs for first gen...
GET INVOLVED
Get involved on campus—
 Athletics, Student Government, Work, Service

Volunteer/Intern in your community ...
PAYING FOR CC
CC CAL GRANTS ARE DUE SEPTEMBER 2
COMPLETE FAFSA
GO TO FINANCIAL AID OFFICE AND ASK FOR

BOG FEE WAIVERS....
Community College Students
It is not too late.
You get a fresh start.
But get into only the classes you need.
Get acti...
PREPARE TO TRANSFER
WHEN YOU ARE GETTING NEAR 30 UNITS,

BEGIN TO PLAN TO TRANSFER
ATTEND TRANSFER WORKSHOP. UCLA HAS A
...
CURRENT FOUR YEAR COLLEGE STUDENTS
Make sure your winter and spring grades are as high

as possible.
Connect with at lea...
For more information

Dr Rebecca Joseph







Email: rjoseph@calstatela.edu
FB: getmetocollege freeadvice
FB PAGE:...
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  1. 1. TRANSFERRING WITH A PLAN Rebecca Joseph, PhD rjoseph@calstatela.edu getmetocollege@gmail.com facebook: getmetocollege freeadvice
  2. 2. Meet Four Amazing Students Alma went to a local high school. Had no immigration papers. Didn’t have funds to go to four year college. Went to local community college. Began taking classes right away in her interest-political science. Began volunteering for an outreach organization on her campus and joined the ASI which got her priority enrollment. Interned in a local non-profit office with immigrants like her and her parents. Completed all of her requirements and received a Jack Kent Cooke Scholarship that covers two years of 4 year college. Now a full time student at USC.
  3. 3. Brian Had 3.5 GPA in high school. Had an uneven college list and accepted one of the only colleges that accepted him. Attended private college for one year on east coast. Disliked the school. Applied as sophomore transfer Got involved at his current school. Connected with professors and made friends Now a senior at USC
  4. 4. Catalina  Went to great public high school  Got admitted to several colleges but couldn’t afford to go.  Finishing her 1st year of community college and getting ready to transfer.  Has a job.  In the honors program at her community college  Putting together all of her requirements, including transcripts, recommendations, and new essays.
  5. 5. Mark  Mark went to a local high school.  Had a 2.8 GPA.  Started in one remedial English class but took a full load of classes at three community colleges his first year. Completed his GE classes first and then his major. Started interning in a law office and then protesting on campus. Got a summer job in a dental office.  Now a senior at UCLA.
  6. 6. REMEMBER THIS!!! NO COLLEGE WANTS TO INHERIT ANY UNHAPPY TRANSFER STUDENT. EVEN IF YOU DISLIKE YOUR CURRENT COLLEGE, COLLEGES WANT TRANSFER STUDENTS WITH GOOD GPAS, ENGAGEMENT ON AND OFF CAMPUS POWERFUL APPLICATIONS
  7. 7. 1. What Do Four Year Colleges Want From Transfer Students Academics-Grades    GE Major Prerequisites Remediation Completed-Math and English Essays Recommendations-Professor, Community Members Activities-Consistency, Development, Leadership, Initiative Special talents, race, culture, obstacles overcome, passions
  8. 8. What Do I Do? Keep a master chart of all requirements. Each college has different prerequisites, and you need to track the following info. Visit colleges and meet with transfer specialists. Some have transfer days. Attend transfer workshops at community colleges.
  9. 9. Deadlines  Know the application and requirement deadlines for each school.  Some have fall and spring deadlines.  Some only have fall. Some take freshmen spring transfers, some take sophomores and juniors, while other take only juniors.  The CSUs and UCs are due November 30. You apply the fall of your second year.  USC is due February 1 but earlier for some selected majors.
  10. 10. Academics  GE and Major requirements Take the assessment tests at two and four year colleges seriously. They affect your entire CC or first year experience.  Only take classes that count.  Make sure you confirm drops and withdraws so you don’t get unexpected fails. Make sure you repeat exact classes if you get a grade below a C-. 
  11. 11. ASSESSMENT READINESS  Review free sample test questions (Provided by the College Board)  Review Reading Comprehension, Sentence Skills, Arithmetic, Elementary Algebra and       College Level Math sections. If English is not your first language or if you have difficulty communicating or reading in English review Reading Skills and Sentence Meaning sections. iPhone Users may purchase the new ACCUPLACER APP at iTunes Store for $1.99. (Provided by the College Board) Take free Math Diagnostic Exam (ALEKS) - Your ALEKS trial will allow you to explore the ALEKS Student Module for three hours anytime during the next 48 hours. Follow the instructions below for ALEKS Exam Access. (Provided by ALEKS Corporation) Install ALEKS Plug-In Under Student Module Option Click on Try ALEKS Now Button (User Agreement will need to be accepted to take exam) 1) Enter Name, Email, etc. 2) Select I'm a Student, 3) Select Higher Education Math 4) Select Beginning and Intermediate Combined Option
  12. 12. Academic Readiness GES Major Remediation Always have a plan!!!
  13. 13. IGETC
  14. 14. ASSIST.ORG
  15. 15. MAJOR PREREQUISITES
  16. 16. SPECIFIC COLLEGE REQUIREMENTS
  17. 17. SCHOOL/MAJOR SPECIFIC     Check with each school to see their major requirements. Each UC and Cal State has its own requirements along with private colleges. www.assist.org works for CA public colleges. This provides some major requirements for UCs. http://www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/transfer/preparationpaths/major/index.html. Privates follow their own rules. Make sure you complete general education pathways and check with major prerequisites. Unit counts. The UCS and Cal States requires 60 semester (90 quarter) units. Other colleges have different requirements. Count on 15 semester units per semester and 12 quarter units per quarter. You will need to take winter and summer classes and consider enrolling at multiple schools. Make sure you don’t go over new UC caps on units. Decided if you want to do a TAG/COLLEGE GUARANTEE TRANSFER program and its requirements for the one UC and multiple Cal States. You choose a TAG, after you complete 30 units, have a minimum GPA set by the university, and certain core classes completed. https://uctag.universityofcalifornia.edu/index.cfm.
  18. 18. PLAN TAKE A MIX OF GE AND MAJOR CLASSES NEVER TAKE TOO MANY HARD CLASSES AT A TIME CHECK OUT PROFESSORS DON’T SUFFER IN CLASSES THAT YOU WON’T DO WELL IN
  19. 19. Get FREE Help Go to office hours of professors Go to writing and math centers Join EOPS or other programs for first gen kids, PUENTE, CARE. CHECK WITH EACH COLLEGE Be part of study groups JOIN THE SCHOLARS/HONORS PROGRAMS
  20. 20. GET INVOLVED Get involved on campus—  Athletics, Student Government, Work, Service Volunteer/Intern in your community or with a certain profession. Go to Career Services office. Work. Be active with work. But don’t let it interfere with your grades.
  21. 21. PAYING FOR CC CC CAL GRANTS ARE DUE SEPTEMBER 2 COMPLETE FAFSA GO TO FINANCIAL AID OFFICE AND ASK FOR BOG FEE WAIVERS. UNDOCUMENTED STUDENTS CAN GET THESE TOO NOW BUDGET FOR BOOKS—OFTEN $150 TO $200 PER CLASS—GO TO LIBRARY, RENT, OR BUY USED. BUDGET AROUND $2000 PER YEAR WITH TUITION AND BOOKS IF NO AID.
  22. 22. Community College Students It is not too late. You get a fresh start. But get into only the classes you need. Get actively involved on and off campus. Attend as many transfer meetings as possible. Top, top kids talk to me about the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. Again, research colleges that take lots of transfer students.
  23. 23. PREPARE TO TRANSFER WHEN YOU ARE GETTING NEAR 30 UNITS, BEGIN TO PLAN TO TRANSFER ATTEND TRANSFER WORKSHOP. UCLA HAS A PROGRAM TO HELP TRANSFERS STUDENTS DECIDE IF YOU WANT TO TAG-MATCH UP WITH A PARTICULAR COLLEGE PREPARE POWERFUL ESSAYS AND APPLICATIONS GATHER ALL MATERIALS—TRANSCRIPTS, LETTERS OF REC AND MORE
  24. 24. CURRENT FOUR YEAR COLLEGE STUDENTS Make sure your winter and spring grades are as high as possible. Connect with at least one professor. You will need at least one recommendation. Find out your registrar and academic advisor. Send in all transcripts from high school and college. Be active on campus. Join groups. Get a job or internship. Complete strong applications.
  25. 25. For more information Dr Rebecca Joseph       Email: rjoseph@calstatela.edu FB: getmetocollege freeadvice FB PAGE: GETMETHOUGHCOLLEGE Website: getmetocollege.org/hs Twitter: @getmetocollege Youtube: getmetocollege
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