UC Davis Representatives
Photo: In Photo Mayra Escobar, UC Davis representative and her colleague from the College of Biological Sciences at Skyline College’s Fall Transfer Day event.

Through the UC Office of the President’s (UCOP) Data Sharing project, Skyline College has received new numbers of transfer students from Skyline College to each UC campus who entered in Fall 2013 and applied during the 2012-2013 application cycle.

Of the 174 Skyline College students who applied for Fall 2013 admission to a UC, 120 subsequently enrolled. This means that nearly 70% of applicants actually enrolled at a UC campus. Skyline College students applied broadly to multiple campuses and submitted a total of 685 applications to various UC campuses. A total of 322 award letters were issued to students (this is a duplicated number, as some students were offered multiple award letters). The most popular campuses among students continue to be UC Berkeley and UC Davis. Davis had the highest enrollment at 51 students followed by UC Berkeley at 28 students.

Also through the data sharing project, each January the Transfer Center get the names, contact information, campuses applied to and majors of students who have applied to the UC for the previous Fall semester. With this data, the Transfer Center is able to send reminder emails so students complete their application updates for the system, as well as specialized emails. For example, an email went out to all UC Santa Cruz applicants informing them of the process to apply for the prestigious Pister Scholarship.

This is the first year the Transfer Center has received the application, admit and enrollment data from the UCOP, so in future years, we will be able to track the data over time. The overall numbers show a great interest in the UC system and the programs they have to offer and a strong applicant pool among our student population. The Transfer Center offers several collaborative programs through the UC. The Transfer Center regularly hosts a UC Davis and UC Berkeley representative on campus for individual advising appointments, tours UC Davis each spring and is currently collaborating with the UC Santa Cruz Peer Mentorship Program to expand UC Santa Cruz’s presence on campus.

Article by Suzanne Poma. Photo by Michele Haggar.