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Transfer Workshops


2015/16 SCC Transfer Success 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: (09/14/2015)  

Transfer Success Center workshops can help you through every step of the process from researching schools, to writing your personal statement essays, completing your applications, and submitting the required documents after you apply. All workshops are free to current SCC students, but many fill up in advance. Here are the workshops we offer throughout each year.


Arizona Transfer Information Session:

The Arizona Transfer Information Session is co-presented by representatives from Arizona State University and the University of Arizona. The session covers 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 Appointments:

Once you've completely filled out your university applications, the Transfer Success Center staff will be happy to review them before you submit to the university (most can't be edited after submission!). Use our computers or bring your own laptop if you prefer, and we can review most apps in just a few minutes.

Cal State and UC Application Workshop:

Our CSU & UC Application Workshops provide step-by-step demonstrations of how to complete each of the applications, with special emphasis on the parts that provide essential ​opportunities​​ or cause the most confusion. You will learn exactly how to fill out your applications quickly and accurately to ensure the best chance of admission and earning scholarshipsWe also include information about the Associate Degrees for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) which provide a limited CSU admission guarantee. More information about these degrees can be found in the SCC Catalog and on their website.

Common Application Workshop:

The Common Application is now used by over 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 more than just submitting an application - it's a process that you will undertake over the course of about a year. This session covers every stage between applying and starting classes at the university, including mandatory application updates, supplemental applications, submitting transcripts and test scores, and transitional information on financial aid and housing..

"Next Steps" University Transfer Information Workshop:

University representatives present critical information on how to complete the steps you'll need to follow between the time you apply to the university and the day you start classes there. Get info on sending transcripts, the Statement of Intent, deposit payments, new student orientation, housing, registering for classes, campus life, and more. 

Pre-Law Workshop:

This workshop is presented by university representatives for students who are planning to earn a JD and pursue a career as a lawyer. Learn how to prepare for law school, the LSAT exam, admission requirements, and what to expect in law school.

Pre-Medical Workshop:

This workshop is presented by university representatives and is designed for students interested in a career as an MD or in related fields. It covers the academic standards, planning, MCAT info​, 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 101 Workshop:

Transferring to a university is 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, and what are the pros and cons of each? What questions should I consider when looking at a particular university? Can I get in? What will it cost and how can I find scholarships or other programs to help? Our Transfer 101 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!

Transfer 101 Parent Workshop:

As parents, we know you want to understand the transfer process, but you may have different questions than students would. This workshop will introduce you to the opportunities and obstacles of transferring, the destinations available, finding the right fit, the transfer application and admission processes, and what it takes to be a competitive applicant - including priority and guaranteed admission programs. We also review tuition, housing, and options to help stretch your education budget.

Transfer 102 Workshop:

Now that you've considered your options and selected some likely transfer destinations (covered in Transfer 101), it's time to make it happen. The Transfer 102 workshop covers the nuts and bolts of transfer: admission requirements for a variety of schools, how and when to apply, and enhancing your chances for admission to the school of your dreams.

Transfer Agreements (TAG/TAP/AA-T) Workshop:

SCC currently has guaranteed or priority admission agreements with 52 universities across the nation, including 6 UCs, all 23 CSUs, Arizona State University, 9 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, plus numerous private universities. This workshop will explain how to qualify for each of these programs to maximize your chances for getting into the schools of your choice.

University-Specific Presentations:

Throughout the year, various university representatives offer information sessions with 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.