Questions that Porterville College students often ask... and the answers.
Transfer & Transfer Center
The Transfer Center is open Monday – Thursday, 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. till noon. The center is also open Tuesday and Wednesday evenings until 6:30 p.m.
The Transfer Center is available to assist students in making their transition to a four-year college/university a successful one. Among the many services available to students are CSU/UC application workshops, on-campus visits by university representatives, visits to university campuses, articulation information, and agreements with colleges/universities.
Stop by the counseling center in AC-126 or call 791-2329 to make an appointment to speak with the Transfer Center coordinator/counselor.
The answer to this question will depend on the institution you are transferring to and if you already took any entrance examinations such as the SAT, ACT, ELM, EPT. Many of the universities require students to have successfully completed their transfer English and math courses. Although not required, it is highly recommended that you complete the general education requirements prior to transfer.
Your grade point average is one of the major factors universities use when making acceptance decisions. Therefore, you should maintain a high grade point average in order to increase your chances for being accepted.
"CSU" stands for California State University. CSUs are universities that grant bachelors, and masters degrees (and some special doctoral programs). The majority of Porterville College students transfer to a CSU. These include Fresno State, Bakersfield State, Cal Poly, etc. "UC" stands for University of California and includes universities such as Berkley, Davis, UCLA, etc. UCs offer bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees. The admissions requirements between the CSU and UCs are slightly different and since there are fewer UC campuses acceptance into a UC is generally more difficult.
Yes. Each private or out-of-state university has their own admissions and transfer requirements.
Yes. One of the most popular online services is ASSIST (www.assist.org) in which you can input what California university you are planning on attending and what your major will be and you will then be provided with a list of classes that can be taken at Porterville College that meet their requirements. Each campus will also have their own website that can provide transfer students with necessary and important information regarding acceptance and transfer. Other online assistance is found at www.csumentor.edu, www.universityofcalifornia.edu.
No. You will be required to indicate a major when applying to the university.
An impacted major is a major that has more student applications then there are available openings in the program.
The application period for CSU and UC campuses runs from October 1st – November 30th for admission into the following fall term. Private institutions have different application periods but are generally similar to the UC/CSUs.
One of the most popular online services is ASSIST (www.assist.org) in which you can input what California university you are planning on attending and what your major will be and you will then be provided with a list of classes that can be taken at Porterville College that meet their requirements.
CSUMentor (www.csumentor.edu) is an online service that provides information for students interested in applying to a CSU campus. Students apply to the CSU through CSUMentor and can receive additional information including financial aid information, exploring the campuses, comparing the campuses, tips for transfer, etc.
Guaranteed Admission is a commitment that selected colleges and universities make to students who meet specified transfer requirements. Students who complete an agreed upon sequence of classes in general education and a selected major with a stated minimum GPA can apply to the four-year institution within a prescribed time-frame and be "guaranteed admission." The Transfer Admission Agreement (TAA) form is the contractual agreement between the student, Porterville College, and the university. The following UC campuses have TAA agreement contracts with Porterville College: Davis, Santa Cruz, Riverside, and Santa Barbara.
The enrollment fee alone for a CSU is approximately $4,500 per academic year. This amount does not include other campus-specific fees, and costs for books, supplies, and housing. The enrollment fees alone for a UC are approximately $11,000 per academic year. This amount does not include other campus-specific fees, and costs for books, supplies, and housing.