2012/13 SCC Transfer Center Workshops
You must sign up in advance for any workshops.
Stop by D-104 or call (714) 628-4865 to reserve your spot
(Schedule last updated: 6/6/2013)
Arizona Transfer Information Session:
The Arizona Transfer Information Session will be co-presented by representatives from Arizona State University and the University of Arizona. The session will cover all of the essential information about Arizona transfer, including academic planning, admissions criteria and procedures, housing, tuition, financial aid and scholarships, campus life, residency, and more.
Application Essay Workshop:
Essays are a required element of all UC and most private school applications. In many cases the essays are used not just for admissions but also for scholarship consideration as well. At our workshop you'll find out all you need to know about what the universities are looking for and how to avoid common mistakes in your application essays.
Application Review Sessions:
Once you've completely filled out your university applications, the Transfer Center staff will be happy to review them before you submit the app to the university (they can't be edited after submission!). During our posted review sessions, simply walk-in and open your app on our computers or bring your own laptop if you prefer - we have wifi. We can review most apps in just a few minutes, and no appointment is needed for this service. Application Review sessions will be held in room E-307 unless otherwise posted here.
Cal State and UC Application Workshop:
Our CSU & UC Application Workshops provide step-by-step demonstrations of how to complete each page of the applications, with special emphasis on the parts that cause the most confusion. Students who attend these workshops will know exactly how to fill out their applications quickly and accurately to ensure their best chance of admission.
The UC app requires a detailed record of coursework and grades, info on extra- and co-curricular activities, and more. The UC app also serves as a scholarship application, so we'll help you maximize your chances to earn money toward your UC fees.
The CSU app is slightly shorter than the UC's, but it has several sections which are frequent sources of questions and confusion. This year's CSU sessions also now include information about the new Associate Degrees for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) which provide a limited transfer guarantee. More information about these degrees can be found in the SCC Catalog and on the CSUMentor web site.
Common Application Workshop:
The Common Application is now used by almost 500 universities and colleges nationwide, including Chapman, USC, Pepperdine, Stanford, and many more. It provides a common core that is used by all member schools to which you apply, but there are additional details, criteria, supplements, essays, forms, and deadlines that are particular to each school. Our workshop walks you through each step of the Common Application and all its twists and turns.
"I've Submitted My Application...Now What?" Workshop:
University transfer admission requires a lot more than just submitting an application - it's a process that you will undertake over the course of about a year. The SCC Transfer Center and Financial Aid department co-present this session which covers every stage between applying and starting classes at the university, including application updates & supplements, submitting transcripts, and finding scholarships.
"Next Steps" University Transfer Information Workshop:
University representatives present important information on how to complete the steps you'll need to take between applying to the university and starting classes there. Get info on sending transcripts, the Statement of Intent, deposit payments, new student orientation, registering for classes, campus life, and more.
This workshop is presented by university representatives for students who are planning to earn a JD and pursue a career as a lawyer. Learn about how to prepare for law school, the LSAT exam, admission requirements, and what to expect in law school.
This workshop is presented by university representatives and is designed for students interested in a career as an MD or related fields. It covers the academic standards, planning, and admission requirements to help you get from SCC to the medical school of your choice.
Private/Out of State Transfer Workshop:
This workshop is a group presentation by representatives from several universities (participating schools vary from year to year). It covers the types of private and/or out of state schools to choose from, and provides tips on how to research, choose, and plan your transfer to one of the many fine colleges and universities available. These schools have become a very popular option for SCC students looking for alternatives to the increased impaction and rising costs of California's public universities.
Transfer Planning Workshop:
Transferring to a university is a unique opportunity in life, and it's also a process that involves much more than just filling out an application. Researching and choosing the right school involves a lot of questions: What are the different types of schools out there? Which school has the program I want? What are the admission requirements? What can I do to make myself a competitive applicant? When & how do I apply? What are the costs and how can I find scholarships or other programs to help? Our Transfer Planning workshop addresses these questions and more, and is perfect for students who are just starting the transfer process...or don't know quite where to start!
UC TAG (Transfer Admission Guarantee) Workshop:
The UC's TAG program allows students to earn guaranteed admission to one UC campus even before they submit the full UC application. Our TAG workshop provides a detailed review of the program criteria and the application. Tag applications can be filled out at any time of the year, but must be submitted during the month of September, just before submitting the full UC app, a year prior to transfer. For example, to start at the UC in Fall 2013, you would submit your TAG app in September 2012, followed by the full UC app in November 2012.
Throughout the year, various university representatives offer information sessions to provide details on their schools. Topics include academic programs, admission standards, tuition, financial aid, housing, campus life, clubs, sports, and more. Schools such as USC, UCLA, CSUF, Chapman, and others frequently offer presentations at SCC, so check our schedule to see which schools will be presenting each semester. And if the school you like isn't listed, let us know and we'll do our best to either arrange a presentation or put you in direct contact with a representative.