Last minute Fall 2016 UC application assistance available!!!
Transfer Applications Are Now Open!!! - Fall 2016 UC and Spring 2016 CSU
If you need last minute UC application assistance on the evening of the November 30th fall 2016 UC filing deadline, then please refer to the following link for an online chat that UCLA is holding for last minute UC applications: http://preptalk.tv/live_event/2314. The live chat is Monday, November 30th, 2015 from 5:30PM - 8:30 PM.
Guaranteed Transfer to the CSU System LBCC Associate Degrees for Transfer
Spring 2016 CSU applications are currently open and may be submitted online. There is a priority filing deadline of August 31st for Spring 2016 CSU applications. Fall 2016 UC applications are also currently open online but can only be submitted between November 1st and November 30th.
Please call or visit LBCC Career and Transfer Services for available application assistance times (LAC A-1097, 562-938-4670) or (PCC MD-132, 562-938-3916).
Please do not wait to start and complete your transfer applications!!!
CSU Application Link: www.csumentor.edu
UC Application Link: www.universityofcalifornia.edu/apply
Which courses transfer and what are your major courses?
The AA-T and AS-T Degrees for Transfer (Associate Degrees for Transfer) are a new type of degree at Long Beach City College. Earning the AA-T or AS-T degree provides a number of great benefits for community college students planning to transfer to the Cal State University (CSU) system…
- Guarantees admission into a university within the CSU system with a “similar” major (no guarantee to a specific campus)
- Earn an Associate Degree for completing transfer requirements
- Grants priority consideration when applying to impacted majors and/or campuses
- Provides GPA “bump” of .1 for impacted majors and .2 for non-impacted majors at the CSU to which you are transferring
- Guarantees a 60 (LBCC) 60 (CSU) unit pathway to CSU graduation
- In addition…The UC system guarantees a “comprehensive review” to all students applying for transfer with this degree
Associate Degrees for Transfer are currently available at the link below and more are being created!!!
For more information, please see your Long Beach City College counselor. CSU representatives also schedule appointments and drop-in sessions through LBCC Career and Transfer Services. Our online calendar of events is located at http://transfer.lbcc.edu. We can also be reached at 562-938-4670.
Dentistry and Medicine Prep Programs!
Aside from the transferable GPA calculation question, the most common questions asked in our application assistance “panic rooms” and in questions regarding the supplemental applications have been, “How do I know what courses for my university major are equivalent to courses at LBCC?” and “How do I know which courses at LBCC are transferable to a UC/CSU?” Below is a link on the assist.org website containing short demos that help explain how to use the website to find CSU/UC transferable courses at CA community colleges and how to find major course agreements between CSU/UCs and CA community colleges. At the completion of each example, students can hit the “back” button to view other examples of how to utilize assist.org. In the past, completion of lower division major courses was seen as only crucial for UC transfer. However, several CSU campuses (including CSULB) now stress completion of these lower division major courses as a factor in admissions. I have also included the link to the requirements and lower division major courses needed by CSULB for priority admissions. Find out what courses at LBCC transfer to CSUs or UCs, and find out which of your university courses for your major are equivalent to courses at LBCC. Please don’t wait until you fill out your transfer application to discover this crucial information!
CSU and UC Online Application Set-up and Tips
The David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is currently accepting applications for the following summer academic enrichment programs:
- Premedical/Predental Enrichment Program (PREP)
- Summer Medical Dental Education Program (SMDEP) and
- ReApplication Post baccalaureate Program (RAP).
PREP is a seven week summer academic enrichment program that targets students from disadvantaged/underrepresented backgrounds. Students are exposed to the rigors of academic medicine and dentistry. Included are preceptor ships with physicians in clinical and research settings. The program is enhanced by students being mentored in intimate, structured cluster groups by trained teaching assistants; accomplished medical students. The program is free, however housing is not provided. As stipend is given to students for living expenses. The postmark deadline for submission of all required material is March 1, 2013. Applications and further program information are available at:
SMDEP is a six-week summer academic enrichment program that targets educationally and financially disadvantaged freshman and sophomore college students by providing intensive and personalized medical and dental school preparation. This national program is funded through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The program is free. Provided are on campus housing and some meals. Deadline for applying is March 1, 2013. Application and further information can be found at the following websites:
RAP is post baccalaureate program that is designed to assist students who meet all the following criteria: are California residents, from disadvantaged and or/underserved backgrounds, committed to practicing in underserved communities in California, and who applied but were unsuccessful in gaining admissions to any U.S. medical school. The eleven-month program is conducted in two sessions, summer and academic year. The priority deadline for applying is May, 7, 2013. Final deadline May 14, 2013. Application and further information can be found at the following websites:
Applications are now being accepted for all programs.
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New CSULB Admissions Requirements for your major!
Which CSU schools are accepting admissions applications for certain terms/years?
All majors at CSULB are now impacted. It is very important that you use the following link to see what is now required by your major to transfer to CSULB:
. If there are specific courses required for transfer, you can you use the Assist website (www.assist.org
) to find what those courses are equivalent to at LBCC (first select LBCC, then select CSULB, and then finally select your major at CSULB). The Assist website will let you know if there are equivalent major courses from CSULB that are offered at LBCC. Be prepared for your transfer to CSULB by using the two previous links to keep track of major requirements at CSULB and by taking required major courses at LBCC before you transfer.
UC Transfer Admissions Guarantee (TAG)
One of the main affects of the dire California state budget is that many CSU campuses are no longer accepting applications for certain semesters/quarters. You can use the csumentor website to discover which CSU campuses are accepting applications for specific terms and years (e.g., Spring 2010) as well as the application filing periods. Be diligent about keeping track of this type of transfer information and checking the application status often, because this information changes periodically especially as we get closer to the term/year you are interested in transferring. Follow the steps below to see which campuses are accepting admissions applications for certain terms/years and to get important campus specific transfer announcements.
- Go to www.csumentor.edu
- Click on the "Apply Online" Tab
- Click on "Application Filing Status Report"
- Select "Undergraduate" and then select the term you are thinking of transferring (for example "Fall 2012")
- You will be able to tell which CSUs are open or closed for applications for the semester and year you chose. *You should also read the announcements in the final column "Campus notice for Transfers" for important updates and notices.
USC GE and Transferable Courses
Have you heard about the UC TAG? If you are thinking of applying to a UC in the Fall 2013 semester for Fall 2014 admissions, you should give serious thought of meeting the criteria and applying for a UC Transfer Admissions Guarantee (TAG) in September, 2013. You may apply for a TAG at one of the following UC schools: UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, and UC Santa Cruz. TAG requirements change every year. This is a link to the TAG requirements "matrix"? for Fall 2013 admissions: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/counselors/files/
ETS12_TAGMatrix_final_07112012.pdf. Probably the most useful information for you is on page 3 and 4 of the TAG "matrix"?. The TAG requirements for Fall 2014 transfer have not yet been released, but you can use this TAG matrix to give you an idea of the future requirements.
To prepare for the TAG application period in September, you should create an account and begin filling out information on your UC Transfer Admissions Planner at: https://uctag.universityofcalifornia.edu/students/index.cfm. Opening an account on the Transfer Admissions Planner also allows UC schools to communicate with you early about transfer updates. The typical criteria a TAG schools looks for are: a UC GPA above 3.0, 30 UC units completed by the end of this coming summer, completion of certain major courses, and completion of your English composition and transfer Math by a certain semester. You can use the "matrix"? to help you find TAG information depending on the UC school you are interested in.
Once again, the link to the TAG "matrix"? is for Fall 2013 transfer, but use it as a guide to educate yourself on possible requirements. If anything, some of the minimum GPA's may increase for the Fall 2014 TAGs. Will your UC GPA be above a 3.0 by the end of this coming summer? Will you have 30 UC units by the end of this coming summer? Will you have required major courses completed before transfer? If the answer to these questions is yes, you may be eligible to apply for a GUARANTEE to a UC school in September!
USC Transfer Planning Guide/Resource
You can see what LBCC courses are accepted for USC's "Core" or GE Courses by going to the following link. You can also use this link to determine which courses at USC have equivalent courses at LBCC and which courses are transferable to USC from LBCC. The link is: https://camel2.usc.edu/articagrmt/artic.aspx
. Once at the link, select "Los Angeles Area" for the region and "Long Beach City College" as the school. Your USC GE courses, course equivalencies and transferable courses from LBCC will all be shown after you select those options.
You will find the following link very useful if you are a hopeful USC. It is similar to www.assist.org
(what you use when transferring to a CSU or UC school). After selecting a CA community college (such as Long Beach City College) or certain select 4-year schools, you will be shown what work can be done at that school to complete your GE courses as well as courses for your major before attending USC. Please bookmark this link for future reference. https://camel2.usc.edu/TPG/SelctPgAgrmnt.aspx