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Transfer Workshops

2014/15 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: (03/04/2015)  

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 documentation 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 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 Success 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 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 about 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 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 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? 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 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 Agreements (TAG/TAP/AA-T) Workshop:

The UC's Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program allows qualified students to earn guaranteed admission to one UC campus even before they submit the full UC application. UCLA's Transfer Alliance Program (TAP) provides priority admission plus special scholarship opportunities and other benefits for students who complete the SCC Honors Program. And the CSU system offers guaranteed admission to students who complete one of SCC's Associate Degrees for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T). We also have a guaranteed admissions agreement with Arizona State University, as well as priority admission and scholarship opportunities for students who complete the SCC Honors Program.  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 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.