[Wsssc] FW: Washington State - High School Diploma Completion Program for International Students
jcrabbe at sbctc.edu
Mon Jul 24 08:59:26 PDT 2017
The University of California clarifies transfer vice freshman applications. Please share with interested parties.
From: Evera Spears [mailto:Evera.Spears at ucop.edu]
Sent: Sunday, July 23, 2017 3:34 PM
To: Jim Crabbe
Subject: Washington State - High School Diploma Completion Program for International Students
Mr. Jim Crabee
Interim Deputy Executive Director of Education
Washington State Board of Community and Technical Colleges
Dear Mr. Crabee,
I am writing on behalf of the University of California Office of the President (UCOP), Undergraduate Admissions.
UCOP Undergraduate Admissions oversees systemwide policy, implementation, processes and practices for our nine undergraduate campuses.
The University of California (UC) receives admission applications from students enrolled in High School Completion/Dural Enrollment and/or Running Start programs at Washington State community/technical colleges.
It is our understanding that students and/or counselors in the high school diploma completion program, especially as it relates to your international student population, may be confused as to whether students must apply to UC as a freshman or a transfer applicant.
Here are UC's definitions:
Who is a freshman applicant?
A freshman applicant is currently in high school or has graduated from high school but has not enrolled in a regular (non-summer) session at a college or university. If you've completed college courses during high school (through summer after graduation), you're still considered a freshman applicant.
Who is a transfer student?
You're a transfer student if you enrolled in a regular session (fall, winter or spring) at a college or university after high school. (Taking a class or two during the summer term immediately following high school graduation doesn't make you a transfer student.)
The message we want to disseminate is that
* IF students in the dual enrollment program have not yet earned a high school diploma (graduated) they must apply to UC as a freshman applicant. They must report their college enrollment, and courses/grades in the freshman admission subject categories (aka A-G requirements: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/freshman/requirements/a-g-requirements/index.html). UC will award college transfer credit toward the UC bachelor's degree in accordance with our Statement on Transfer Credit Practices: http://admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/counselors/files/Transfer_Credit_Practice.pdf
* IF students in the dual enrollment program have earned a high school diploma (graduated) they must apply to UC as a transfer applicant. They must report their college enrollment, and courses/grades. Please note that UC campuses generally only allow students who are/will be at the junior level to apply (in other words, rarely does UC campus offer admission to college-level freshmen/sophomores).
We are writing to ask your assistance in spreading a message about our definitions of freshmen versus transfer applicants.
We want to get ahead of any possible confusion before for our next admission application cycle begins.
Please let me know if you have any questions and thank you for your assistance.
Evera L. Spears
Associate Director, Advocacy and Partnerships
University of California | Office of the President
1111 Franklin Street, Rm 9119
Oakland, CA 94607
Email: Evera.Spears at ucop.edu<mailto:Evera.Spears at ucop.edu>
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