The Course That Doesn’t Show Up On Transcripts

So December arrives and you’ve completed your Cal State and University of California applications (as Counselors & Transfer Directors throughout California try to rediscover the joy of a good night of sleep). Maybe you even got ahead of the game and finished your apps for some private and out-of-state schools, too. All is right in the world, and you can just relax and wait for the admission offers to start rolling in, right? Well, not quite. Technology has allowed us to do amazing things, and in many ways it has streamlined the university admission process greatly. With a few mouse clicks students can extend their application from one campus to a dozen. A little creative editing and a quick copy and paste might even let you use the same essay for multiple admission and scholarship applications. A batch of apps that used to take days can now be done in a few hours. But what happens after all those apps have been submitted? Lots...and maybe more than ever for students to … [Read more...]

Finding the Fit: Cali Boy

Hi friends. I am a 19 year old community college student in California. I will be applying to universities for the Fall of 2014 and am preparing applications now (as a TAG student). I have decided to apply to mostly UC campuses, as well as a few CSU campuses.  After researching the different options available to me last year, I feel that the UC system would be the best avenue for me to take. Their ties to the California Community College system as well as their affordability make them an extremely tempting option. Furthermore, many of these schools are well respected academically and many friends and counselors I have spoken to recommend these universities as an excellent place to continue my education. To prepare for this journey I have followed a few steps I would recommend to any student looking to transfer successfully. Step 1 is simple: Work hard in your classes. Community college is different from high school in a lot of ways, but for me personally I noticed immediately that … [Read more...]