TRANSFER UPDATES [Week of August 22, 2016]

Welcome to the Fall 2016 semester!

  1. The Transfer Center is still in R-105 but is now co-located with the Welcome Center. Transfer information is available on the left side of the center and behind the green wall. To better serves our students, we have also implemented a new check-in process at the front desk.
  2. The Transfer Center Calendar of Events (college visits, workshops, etc.) and sign-up sheets will be available by September 6th.
  3. Save the date! Our annual Transfer Day College Fair is on Thursday, October 13th from 10:00 am – 1:00 pm in R-110. We’ll have admissions representatives from over 35 colleges here to meet you.
  4. If you are planning to apply to the Nursing program at San Francisco State University for Fall 2017 admission or later, you will now be required to take the ATI TEAS (has also been referred to as the new TEAS or TEAS VI), which will be available on August 31, 2016. Register at atitesting.com. SF State University’s Assistant Director of Nursing will also be conducting a Nursing Information Session at Merritt on Tuesday, September 27, 2016 from 12:30-1:30 in R105.
  5. NEW! The UC application no longer requires a personal statement but now has a PERSONAL INSIGHT section, where you have to answer three (3) of the seven (7) questions listed. Click here for the UC Personal Insight guide.

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IGETC / CSU GE CERTIFICATION

If you have been admitted to the UC or CSU for Fall 2016, it is in your best interest to request IGETC or CSU General Education certification. Complete this form and submit to Admissions & Records. Read below for any required attachments.

Is IGETC / CSU GE certification required for admission?

IGETC / CSU GE certification is NOT required unless you have applied to the UC and indicated on your application that you are following/completing the IGETC. Once you are admitted to the UC, IGETC certification becomes part of your conditions of admission.

 What is the benefit of getting IGETC / CSU GE certified?

By completing certification and having the certification on file at your transfer institution, your UC or CSU school will have proof that you have completed all lower division general education requirements, and you will not be required to fulfill the school’s local general education/breadth requirements. This could save you having to take an additional course or two.

Do I need to meet with a Counselor to file for certification?

No. You simply need to complete the form and submit it to A&R. If you’re using high school language courses to fulfill the IGETC Language Other Than English requirement, then you must submit an official high school transcript with the form (unless the transcript is already on file). If you are using non-Peralta coursework to fulfill any of the IGETC or CSU GE courses, then you must attach an official transcript from that school(s) (unless the transcript is already on file at the District).

If I filed for an Associate Degree in Transfer (ADT), should I still file for IGETC or CSU GE certification?

It is in the best interest of a student who will be attending a CSU campus to file for GE certification even if s/he has filed for an ADT. If the student does not fulfill the ADT agreement, such as changing a major while at the CSU, then the certification ensures the student will not have to complete additional lower division general education requirements.

What is the deadline for certification?

The UC campuses generally have a July 15th or 30th deadline for certification. Please refer your admission letter/instructions for the actual date. Certification can take between 4-6 weeks to process.

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Scholarship-Faculty Senate-April 11th

The deadline to submit the application for the Faculty Senate Scholarship has been extended to Monday, April 11, 2016. To apply, download the application here.

If you have any questions, please email tilarde@peralta.edu.

And remember…all Peralta colleges are closed on Thursday, March 31st.

THIS WEEK IN THE TRANSFER CENTER [Week of March 7, 2016]

THIS WEEK IN THE TRANSFER CENTER:
(Click here for the complete online workshop and college representative visit schedule or PDF/printable version.)

Tuesday, March 8, 2016
NURSING TRANSFER WORKSHOP
This workshop is for students interested in applying to a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. We will cover admissions requirements and deadlines. This workshop will NOT cover Merritt’s Associate’s Degree of Nursing (ADN) program.
12:30-1:30 pm
R105 – Transfer Center Lounge Area
Register here.

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY – Information Table
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
R-Bldg. Hallway

NEXT WEEK IN THE TRANSFER CENTER:

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
MILLS COLLEGE – Information Table
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
R-Bldg. Hallway

Tuesday, March 15, 2016
HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES (HBCU) TRANSFER ADMISSION GUARANTEE WORKSHOP
Learn about the new California Community Colleges transfer admission guarantee program with select HBCUs.
12:30 – 1:30 pm
R-105 Transfer Center Lounge Area

Thursday, March 17, 2016
CSU EAST BAY – Appointments
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
R-105B
To schedule an appointment, please sign up in the Transfer Center binder in R105.

IMPORTANT DEADLINE:

The deadline to file a petition for an Associate’s degree and/or certificate is Friday, March 18, 2016. You must schedule a counseling appointment in R109 or call 510.436.2475. If you are transferring and do not qualify for an Associate’s degree but will be completing the IGETC or CSU GE/Breadth pattern and want to participate in graduation, you can file for a Certificate of Completion in Liberal Arts: IGETC or CSU GE.

If you will be completing your Associate’s degree and/or certificate requirements in the summer and only have 6 units to complete, you are still eligible to participate in graduation. Please meet with a Counselor before March 18th as well.

(Click here for the complete workshop and college representative visit schedule.)
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CALENDAR OF EVENTS // UPCOMING DEADLINES // TOMORROW (2/18/16) IN THE TRANSFER CENTER – UCB, CSUEB & MILLS

The Spring 2016 Transfer Center Calendar of Events is now available (online version / PDF)! You can sign up for workshops online, but you still have to sign up for the college representative appointments in the Transfer Center binder in R105.

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SPECIAL 2-HOUR WORKSHOP
CHOOSING YOUR TRANSFER MAJOR & CONNECTING YOUR MAJOR TO YOUR CAREER
Friday, February 26, 2016 – 1:00-3:00 pm – R105

  • Are you undecided or unsure about your major and/or career?
  • Do you know how to respond to the question: “What are you going to do with that major?”?
  • Do you want to know what career path is a good fit for you?
  • Do you want to start a business? Do you need to be a Business major?
  • Did you know a lot of Fortune 500 companies use and hire employees based on a specific personality type assessment to determine if you are a good fit for the company?

You’ll learn about your personality type and other career development factors to help you choose your major and career path in this workshop!

Sign up now.

THIS WEEK IN THE TRANSFER CENTER

Thursday, February 18, 2016
CSU EAST BAY – DROP-IN
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
R105B

MILLS COLLEGE – INFORMATION TABLE
11:00 am – 1:00 pm
R-Bldg Hallway

UC BERKELEY – DROP-IN
10:00 am – 2:30 pm
R105D

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UPCOMING DEADLINES

March 2
CalGrant GPA Verification – Admitted students: Please check notices you have received for any special instructions for your school.

March 19
Filing deadline for graduation (AA/AS Petition and Certificates)/Graduation
If you are transferring to a 4-year university and following the IGETC or CSU GE pattern and are not filing for an AA/AS degree, but would like to participate in graduation, you can file for a Certificate of Achievement in Liberal Arts – IGETC or CSU. Counseling appointments are filling up quickly, so schedule your appointment now.

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THIS WEEK IN THE TRANSFER CENTER: WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2, 2016

Welcome back to a new semester! We are working on the Spring 2016 Transfer Center Calendar of Events and expect it to have it available by Tuesday, February 16th. The Welcome/Transfer Center has also been reconfigured and will be moving materials and the sign-up binder behind the green wall in the next two weeks.

This week, the Transfer Center is hosting the following universities:

Thursday, February 4, 2016
CSU EAST BAY – Information Table
10:00 am – 1:00 pm
R-Bldg Hallway
CSU East Bay will be on campus every first and third Thursday of the month. Appointments will be available starting the February 18th visit. The sign-up binder will have an appointment sheet by next week.

UC BERKELEY – Drop-In
10:00 am – 2:30 pm
R105 – Transfer Center – Cubicle in the back of R105

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Have a great semester!

TOMORROW-CSU EAST BAY & UC BERKELEY

Hello Everyone!

Sorry for the last minute email this week. I  got hit hard by the flu, and I’ve been out since last Thursday. Today is the first day I can look at a screen and not feel like my head is going to explode. So if your appointment was cancelled, I do apologize. I’m sure some of you have emailed me already. I’ll be back tomorrow and will do my best to reschedule and return your emails

Come by R105 tomorrow to meet with Brittany from UC BERKELEY from 10-2:30 and Cindy Salinas from CSU EAST BAY from 10-1. Bring a copy of your transcript(s) if you want them to evaluate them

They can answer questions about requirements, majors, the APPLICATION and next steps if you’ve already applied.

Until next week…

-Tanya

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