Transferring and what’s needed when applying

Counselor Clara Ross-Jones goes over what is needed to transfer. Students will need to take General Ed. courses , complete major requirements, and any electives if needed. Photo credit: Ethan Ortiz
Counselor Clara Ross-Jones goes over what is needed to transfer. Students will need to take General Ed. courses , complete major requirements, and any electives if needed. Photo credit: Ethan Ortiz

It’s transfer season and the Transfer Center is looking to help students move on up in their educational careers.

On Oct. 12, Transfer Center counselor Clara Ross-Jones conducted a Transfer 101 workshop in the Multipurpose building.

Ross-Jones explained that students would need to complete three major requirements to transfer and get to the upper division college level.

The three requirements are completing general education, meeting all major requirements and taking any electives if there are credits needed.

In addition to meeting the requirements, Ross-Jones encouraged students that attended to have back-up schools.

“I recommend that you have a variety of options, two to three schools is good,” Ross-Jones said.

Students that were unsure about the difference of the Cal States and UCs got some clarification by the counselor.

“Cal States are more hands on and practical, while the UC system is more theoretical research,” Ross-Jones said.

Students got the opportunity to see what steps are taken in order to begin looking for schools, and seeing where they need to go to apply to the school they want.

The transfer counselor explained that the CSU Mentor website would be the portal to use while applying to different schools for the Cal States, while the My UC Application site would be the portal for incoming UC students.

The application process has already begun for all schools.

The UC application process began in August and the Cal State application process began the first of October.

Even though, not all students are guaranteed to get into the school of their choosing, they have alternate options to ensure that they can get into a school.

For Cal State aspiring students, they can work for an Associate in Arts Transfer degree, which will help them take the classes they need for their major and guarantees them a spot at a Cal State that accepts AATs for that major.

If certain colleges don’t accept the AAT for a particular major, they will get redirected to other colleges that do accept the AAT for that major and students will have the option to attend that school.

“Students can get both the Associate’s and Bachelor’s degree with the AAT,” said Ross-Jones.

Universities have the TAG option, which is similar to the AAT, except students will only be able to use that method for one school when applying and UCLA, UCSD and Berkley don’t accept that method.

Geography major Rosella Pu said, “I learned about the the different websites and the AAT option.”

The deadline for Cal State and UC applications is Nov. 30.

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Hi! My name is Ethan and I am serving as the Editor-In-Chief for the Fall 2016 semester. I am a journalism major and love to write stories for the newspaper. In addition to writing hard hitting news, I like to create fictional stories on the side. I am co-hosting a radio show on WPMD at Cerritos College called "Beyond the Ropes" happening Wednesday at 11am. I like to listen different music, mostly Rock/Alternative and some of my favorite bands are Silversun Pickups, Cage the Elephant, and Metallica. If you want to know more about me feel free to tweet me at @EthanEnvy95.
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