Transfer StudentsIn collaboration with UC Davis College Representative Mayra Escobar, San Francisco State College Representative, Doris Fendt, and UCLA representative Paitzer Giojordian, the Transfer Center hosted several “Next Steps” workshops for students who have been admitted to SFSU and UC Davis. With over 40 students attending overall, these workshops provided students with up-to-date information about what steps students need to take to make their transfer a smooth process. Mayra, Doris, and Paitzer shared tips about admissions, registration for classes, housing, financial aid, and much more. And due to the increase in the number of admitted students, this was the highest number of workshops we provided hosted in recent years and this is thanks to the strong and dedicated efforts our academic Counselors have provided to our students.

Additionally, Mayra informed us that UC Davis admitted over 100 students from Skyline College alone for the Fall 2016 semester. And following a similar trend last fall, the Transfer Center saw a huge increase in requests for application support to UC and CSU, and an increase in the number of UC Transfer Admissions Guarantee (TAG) applicants. Overall there were 18% more UC applicants in the Fall 2016 application cycle compared to one year prior. Previous years have shown small gains, but this has been the most significant jump in recent years. This year, the UC reported 223 applicants compared to 190 last year. This year, the most popular campus remained UC Davis with 178 applicants, followed by 149 UC Berkeley applicants and 107 UC Santa Cruz applicants. CSU Data will not be available for quite some time, but strong gains are also expected.

Overall, this has been one of the most successful years for our transfer students! We are proud of their efforts and we are only able to do this thanks to our dedicated college representatives, counselors, and staff who helped to support the Transfer Center and our efforts to continue to cultivate the culture of transfer.

Article by Michele Haggar and Suzanne Poma | Photo by Michele Haggar