SMC: NO. 1 IN TRANSFERS TO UC &
Santa Monica College continued to maintain its No. 1 position in transfer of students to the prestigious University of California system in 2003-04, far outpacing the community college with the second highest transfer numbers.
It was also the leader in transfers to the UC-California State University systems combined, as well as the No. 1 transfer school for underrepresented minorities to the UC system.
SMC sent 900 students to UC campuses in 2003-04, up slightly from the previous school year’s 895. The No. 2 feeder school was Diablo Valley College in the San Francisco Bay Area with 579.
“Last year’s accomplishment is truly amazing when you realize UCs and CSUs severely curtailed transfer admission in Winter and Spring 2004 because of state budget problems,” said Dan Nannini, SMC Transfer Center coordinator.
In addition, SMC’s:
“I attribute our success to a wide range of people on campus – those who keep SMC’s transfer reputation in the spotlight, the counselors who recruit students, the counselors who advise our students to make them attractive to admissions offices and, of course, our outstanding professors,” Nannini said.
In addition, Nannini pointed out that
the college has a strong transfer counseling record. SMC’s Transfer
Center conducts workshops, hosts one of the largest college fairs in the
state, holds weekly visits from four-year institutions, and has a close
working relationship with UC and CSU to make sure SMC students get credit
for their classes.
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