Student Transfer to CSU Workshop v1 - SB 1440

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					                                                                                                     California Community Colleges
              University of California




                                                        California State University
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                                                                                                                                       Community
                                                                                      • 23 CSU                                         Colleges
                                         • 9 UC                                                                                      • System Map
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• 23 Campuses

• 450,000 students

• 47,000 faculty/staff

• 200
  degree/certificate
  programs




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o 60% of CSU graduates are California Community College
  transfer students.
o CCC transfers have highest priority for admission than any
  other group
o Lower division prep at a CCC is comparable to lower division
  prep at a CSU
o Students who attend a community college will save a significant
  amount of money on tuition and housing
o Community college transfer students who attain the Bachelor’s
  degree are employed at the same rate as students who enrolled
  in a 4-year college as a freshman


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 o CSU SYSTEM
      One of the largest, most diverse systems of higher education in the world
      Offers Bachelor, Masters, Teaching Credentials and Pre-professional
       preparation
      Emphasizes discipline/major knowledge and the practical application of
       that knowledge
      Cost approx $6,500 (not including housing, books, supplies, misc)
      Mix of commuters and residential
      Accepts full-time and part-time students
      Offers evening courses
      Most campuses operate on a semester system




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  1. Admission Requirements

  2. GE Requirements

  3. Major Preparation

  4. Other campus
       requirements that can be
       completed at a community
       college

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                   BA / BS Components
                       CCC
                        60
                       units
                                             BA/BS
                                              from
                        CSU
                                              CSU
                         60
                        units




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  60 CSU transferable units
  2.0 minimum GPA (2.4 GPA for non-residents)
 Golden Four completed with a “C” or better:
      Written Communication
      Oral Communication
      Critical Thinking
      Transfer-level Mathematics
 30 semester GE units


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      California State University General
         Education-Breadth (CSU GE-B)

      Intersegmental General Education
         Transfer Curriculum (IGETC)




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          CSU Major Preparation options




         Pathway 1:                                         Pathway 2:
       Major Prep                 CCC                    Associate Degree
  (as posted on ASSIST)                                     for Transfer


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 ASSIST
  Helps you find community college courses that are
   transferable to a UC or CSU
  Lists all transfer majors offered at UC and CSU

  Lists courses that are articulated to specific majors

  Lists courses that satisfy GE requirements
                                     ASSIST.ORG


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 TAA secures a place for a CA community college student at the campus specified in the
   agreement, essentially guaranteeing admission to the CSU.

 Currently CSU Monterey Bay is the only campus offering a TAA program.

 Students must have completed 30 CSU transfer units at the time the contract is signed.

 Students must complete 60 CSU transfer units by the end of Spring prior to transfer

 Students must have, and maintain, a minimum 2.00 GPA

 Students must complete the 4 core GE classes by Spring prior to transfer

                          o    o
                              T apply for a TAA, visit the Transfer Center


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           CSU Major Preparation options
       Pathway 2 - Associate Degrees for Transfer
   A transfer pathway used for admission to one of the
     23 California State Universities

   An option that allows students to complete an
     Associate’s degree while satisfying lower division
     general education and major requirements for
     transfer at the same time.

   Prescribed pattern of courses for specific
     majors (AA-T and AS-T)


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            Benefits of the AA-T and AS-T
    A California Community College student who earns
    an AA-T or AS-T will benefit from the following:

     Know exactly what courses to take

     Earn an Associate Degree

     Guaranteed admission to a CSU

     Early admission decision

     Take only 60 units after transfer to get earn BA or BS

     Meet all lower division major prep at most of the CSU
       campuses that offer a similar major


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                AA-T/AS-T: Who is it for?
    This kind of Associate Degree is most beneficial for
    students who are:

    Preparing for impacted CSU majors or campuses
    Seeking an associate degree while preparing to
     transfer
    Preparing broadly for more than one CSU
    Attending a college that does not have major
     preparation for their intended CSU campus


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           Components of AA-T / AS-T
  To earn the AA-T/AS-T degree, students must meet the
  following requirements:




  Note: Completing courses that satisfy CSU's U.S. History,
  Constitution and American Ideals requirement prior to transfer is
  highly recommended


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           Communication Studies

           English

           History

           Kinesiology

           Mathematics

           Psychology

           Sociology



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          What if there is no AA-T / AS-T
                  for my major?
    Follow Pathway 1: Prepare for transfer utilizing
       major preparation articulation via ASSIST.ORG

       OR
    Find a community college that offers the major
       (12 units required for residency)

    Note: Majors being added regularly. Check in with
     your counselor FREQUENTLY


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        What if I don’t know my major?

    Career Assessment at your Career Center

    Shadowing

    Talk to your professors and counselors

    BUT, decide your major by the end of the
      second semester/quarter at the latest!


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              Important transfer terms

                            GE Certification

                         Articulated Courses

                        Transferable Courses



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                        GE Certification
   The certification of GE is the official notice verifying
    that a transfer student has completed courses satisfying
    lower-division general education requirements.

   The certification is separate from a student transcript.

   Students must complete the Certification Request Form.

   GE certification can include partial certification when
    only a specific area is completed or full certification by
    completing an entire pattern.


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             When / How do I apply for
                 GE Certification?
    The request for certification of CSU GE or
      IGETC is best done at the time you request final
      transcripts be sent to the transfer school.

   In your last semester before transfer to the CSU
      or UC which admitted you

   The form is available at _____



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        “Transferable” vs. “Articulated” Courses
 Transferable Courses
      Courses offered at a CCC that are baccalaureate level and
       are accepted for credit at a 4-year university
      Check your college catalog
      Go to www.assist.org
 Articulated Courses
      Courses that are transferable and satisfy specific major or GE
       requirements at a 4-year university
 Example:
      COUNS 007 – University Transfer Planning
      Not transferable but can be used for transfer elective credit



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                  CSU Application for
               Admission Priority Filing Period
                              Oct. 1-Nov. 30 for Fall

                              Aug. 1-31 for Spring (dependent on budget:
                                check www.csumentor.edu)
                              Impacted programs and many campuses
                                will close at the end of filing period
                              The successful student today will be
                                planned, intentional, and organized.
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                              DO NOT MISS ANY DEADLINES, LEST
                                YOU SUFFER THE CONSEQUENCES AND
                                BE LEFT OUT!

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                          Did you know?


     ? Majority of applicants who were
       denied had errors on the application?


     ? 76% of students who were denied
       one year never met with a counselor


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                     Planning is Crucial!
  See a counselor immediately to determine if this is the best path for you
  Consider taking a Career Planning course to explore major options
  See your counselor to develop an Educational Plan
  Utilize resources on campus
  Visit professors during office hours
  Pass all your classes (get best grade possible!)
  Check in with counselor and/or Transfer Center at least once each semester
  Attend your college Transfer Day/College Day event
  Attend Transfer related workshops
  Visit the Transfer Center after completion of 30 units
  Stay on top of your own transfer path


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                     Where To Get more
                     Transfer Information
  o CSUMentor (csumentor.edu)
  o College Source (collegesource.org) for catalogs
  o Brain Track: http://www.braintrack.com/ for catalogs
  o ASSIST (assist.org)
  o General Counseling Department
  o Transfer Center
  o Transfer Degrees (www.SB1440.org)


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