TAP into CAL (June 6th-8th) – extended application deadline: April 21st

TAP into CAL is a 3-day, 2-night residential immersion program at UC Berkeley, where community college students stay at the dormitories on campus and sit on courses taught by UC Berkeley professors, receive guided tours of the campus, and take part in enrichment workshops. The program is scheduled from June 6-8, 2017.

A designated number of spots have been reserved for Merritt College students! Applicants do not have to be planning to apply to UC Berkeley but should be planning to transfer to ANY four-year university in Fall 2018. The application is brief and does not require any letters of recommendations. The application is DUE ON FRIDAY, APRIL 21st.

Applications are available on the Transfer Center reception desk, or you may request an application by sending an email to tilarde@peralta.edu.

THIS WEEK IN THE TRANSFER CENTER [Week of March 27, 2017]

THIS WEEK IN THE TRANSFER CENTER:

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

HOLY NAMES UNIVERSITY – Information Table
1:00-3:00 pm
R-Bldg. Hallway next to Admissions & Records

MILLS COLLEGE – Information Table
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
R-Bldg. Hallway next to Admissions & Records
This is their only visit this Spring.

CONCURRENT/CROSS-ENROLLMENT WORKSHOP
Are you interested in taking a class at UC Berkeley, Mills College, Holy Names or CSU East Bay and only pay community college fees? Find out the eligibility requirements and how to apply. If you cannot attend the workshop, you may schedule an appointment with Marlo Beall, Counselor through the Counseling Dept.
12:30-1:30 pm
R-105 Transfer Center

SCHOLARSHIPS:

Associated Students of Merritt College Scholarships – deadline: April 3rd
Merritt College Faculty Senate Scholarships – deadline: April 3rd
Peralta Association of African American Affairs – deadline: April 7th

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NEXT WEEK IN THE TRANSFER CENTER [Week of March 20, 2017]

Hello,
We have several important and rare visits on Monday, so we wanted to make sure you received this information ahead of time. View the complete Transfer Center calendar here. We also just added a visit from Mills College, have a special program with UC Davis, and scholarship reminders.

-Merritt College Transfer Center

UPCOMING TRANSFER CENTER EVENTS:

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Monday, March 20, 2017 – SPECIAL EVENT!
HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES (HBCU) / CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRANSFER ADMISSION GUARANTEE PROGRAM
Information Table
12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
R-Bldg. Hallway by Cafeteria or across from Counseling

Monday, March 20, 2017
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA BARBARA
Information Table
9:00 am – 11:30 am
R-Bldg. Hallway across from Counseling
This is UCSB’s only Spring 2017 visit!

NOTRE DAME D’NAMUR (Belmont, CA)
Information Table
10:00 am -2:00 pm
R-Bldg. Hallway by Admissions & Records

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
WORKSHOP
HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES (HBCU) / CALIFORNIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE TRANSFER ADMISSION GUARANTEE PROGRAM
Conducted by: Derrick Ross, Sankofa Counselor
12:30-1:30 pm
R-105
Register here.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017
UC BERKELEY 
Drop-in
10:00 am – 2:30 pm
R105F

Thursday, March 23, 2017
CSU EAST BAY
Appointments – FULL
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
R105G
If students are more than 5 minutes late, we will accept students who drop-in.
CSU East Bay’s final visit of the semester is on April 6th. Sign up for an appointment in the Transfer Center.

JUST ADDED!

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
MILLS COLLEGE
Information Table
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
R-Bldg. Hallway

SPECIAL PROGRAM:
UC DAVIS – AvenueE

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For more information: http://avenuee.ucdavis.edu/

SCHOLARSHIPS:

The Merritt College Faculty Senate Scholarship deadline is April 3, 2017. Apply now!

The Associated Students of Merritt College (ASMC) scholarship deadline is also April 3, 2017. Stop by R105 for an application.

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THIS WEEK IN THE TRANSFER CENTER [Week of March 12, 2017]

THIS WEEK IN THE TRANSFER CENTER:

Tuesday, March 14, 2017 – CANCELLED
Health Occupations Workshop
by University of Phoenix

Wednesday, March 15, 2017
UC BERKELEY – DROP-IN
10:00 am – 2:30 pm
R-105F (back office in Transfer Center)

Thursday, March 16, 2017
UNIVERSITY OF PHOENIX – Information Table
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
R-Bldg. Hallway

HOLY NAMES UNIVERSITY – Information Table
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
R-Bldg Hallway

UPCOMING EVENTS/COLLEGE REP VISITS:

Tuesday, March 21, 2017
HBCU TRANSFER ADMISSION GUARANTEE WORKSHOP
12:30-1:30 pm
R-105
Conducted by: Derrick Ross, Sankofa Counselor
Sign up here.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
MILLS COLLEGE – Information Table – JUST ADDED!

11:00 am – 1:00 pm
R-Bldg. Hallway

CONCURRENT ENROLLMENT/CROSS-ENROLLMENT WORKSHOP
w/ UC Berkeley, CSU East Bay, Holy Names & Mills College
12:30-1:30 pm
R-105
Conducted by: Marlo Beall, Counselor
Sign up here.

Click here for a list of all upcoming workshops and college visits.
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FREE PRODUCE & BREAD!!! – 2nd & 4th FRIDAYS AT MERRITT! Partnership with Alameda County Community Food Bank

The Alameda County Community Food Bank will have a truck on campus EVERY 2nd & 4th Fridays to deliver fresh produce and bread for our students and community members. The food distribution will occur in Building D, room 144 between 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. Students should line up outside between building D and the gymnasium. Everyone should bring their own reusable bags.

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NEXT WEEK IN THE TRANSFER CENTER [Week of March 6, 2017}

Hello Everyone!
We have a lot happening next week, as well as scholarship announcements, so I wanted to make sure you got this early.
-Tanya

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY VISITS & WORKSHOPS:

MONDAY, MARCH 6, 2017
UC BERKELEY – Drop-In
10:00 am – 2:30 pm
R105D
Sign up on the door when you arrive. Please bring a copy of your transcript(s) or print it at the Transfer Center.

JUST ADDED!!!
TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES (UCLA) – Information Table
2:00 – 4:30 pm
R-Bldg Hallway (by  Counseling or Cafeteria)
This is UCLA’s only visit this semester.

TUESDAY, MARCH 7, 2017
NURSING TRANSFER WORKSHOP
12:30-1:30 pm
R105 (location may be moved depending on number of registrations)
Register/RSVP here.
This workshop is for students considering transferring to a 4-year university to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN). Find out about requirements, deadlines and admission criteria. This workshop will NOT address the Associate’s degree in Nursing requirements and application process at Merritt College.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8, 2017
SAMUEL MERRITT UNIVERSITY – Appointments
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Appointments are still available. Sign up in the Transfer Center binder in R105. Please bring a copy of your transcript(s) or print it at the Transfer Center prior to your appointment.

THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017
CSU EAST BAY – Appointments
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
R105D
Appointments are still available. Sign up in the Transfer Center binder in R105.  Please bring a copy of your transcript(s) or print it at the Transfer Center prior to your appointment.

THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017
BRANDMAN UNIVERSITY – Information Table

11:00 am – 1:00 pm
R-Bldg Hallway

SCHOLARSHIPS:

It’s scholarship season at Merritt! The following scholarships are specifically for Merritt College students.

Associated Students of Merritt College Scholarships – Eight (8) $200 scholarships
Deadline: April 3, 2017

Merritt College Faculty Senate Scholarships – Seven (7) $500 scholarships
Deadline: April 3, 2017

Peralta Association of African American Affairs – Two (2) $500 scholarships
Deadline: April 7, 2017

CONNECT WITH THE TRANSFER CENTER:
Click here for a complete list of college rep visits and workshops.
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SCHOLARSHIPS & GRADUATION INFORMATION

MERRITT COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIPS
It is scholarship season at Merritt College! The following scholarships are currently available for Merritt College students:

Merritt College Faculty Senate Scholarships – Deadline: April 3, 2017
Merritt College Faculty members have raised a total of $3500 in personal donations for seven (7) scholarships at $500 each. We have a new student scholarship and a scholarship for students who may not have a high gpa but have shown courage and perseverance. Download the applications here. Download the applications here. The applications are also available in R105, Counseling (R109) and the Learning Center.

Associated Students of Merritt College Scholarships – Deadline: April 3, 2017
Eight (8) scholarships are available in the amount of $200 per scholarship. Download the applications here.

Peralta Association of African American Affairs – Deadline: April 7, 2017
Two (2) Merritt College students will each be awarded $500. Contact Ms. Rose Allen at cjallen@peralta.edu or stop by the EOPS Office in R-109 for an application. Download the flyer here.

MERRITT COLLEGE GRADUATION

The Merritt College Commencement will be on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 5:30 pm at the Paramount Theater in Oakland. If you have already filed a petition for an Associate’s degree and/or certificate, you must attend one of the following MANDATORY information sessions:

Wed 04/19, 1:00pm – 2:00pm and Wed 04/26, 1:00pm – 2:00pm in R110

Thu 04/20, 4:30pm – 6:00pm and Thu 04/27, 4:30pm- 6:00pm in R110

Ticket pick up days are Tue 05/02, 10:00am – 4:30pm and Thu 05/04, 10:00am – 6:00pm

Each session will focus on regalia, guest information, accessible seating, accommodations, parking and public transportation. For more information please contact Margie Rubio, Student Services specialist at (510) 436-2581 or mrubio@peralta.edu.

What do I need to do to graduate? How do I file for graduation?
You must complete and submit a petition for an Associate’s degree and/or certificate. If you have not yet submitted a petition, please schedule a counseling appointment. The deadline to file a petition is March 17th (Associate’s Degrees in Transfer – March 15th), and you must meet with a Counselor to file the petition. Appointments are still available. Book your appointment today in R109. You are also required to attend a mandatory information session if you plan to participate in the commencement ceremony.

Can I participate in the commencement ceremony if I’m finishing my courses in the Summer 2017?
If you only need less than 6 units to graduate and plan to take those courses in the Summer, you may be eligible to participate in the commencement ceremony. Please schedule a counseling appointment for a degree evaluation.