MPC Catalog 17-18 - Full Catalog_8-8-17

2017-2018 Catalog of Courses

Transfer Process It is recommended that students work closely with a counselor to develop an education plan for transferring to a four-year institution. Students who are preparing to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program should familiarize themselves with the current catalog and website of their transfer college for information about admission qualifications and application procedures, since these vary and are subject to change. Students planning to transfer may, with careful planning, also complete the graduation requirements for MPC’s Associate in Arts or Associate in Science degree. Students are encouraged to complete both transfer and AA/AS requirements in order to have completed a degree upon transferring. They should meet with a counselor for degree and transfer counseling. See “Associate Degree” and “Associate in Arts/Science for Transfer” on pages 70-71. There are four major components to transfer from a community college to a college/university bachelor’s degree program: 1. Total units required

•Meet the eligibility index required of a freshman (if you do not meet the eligibility index it is recommended that you continue your education at a community college and complete 60 or more units. See upper division transfer requirements listed below); •Some campuses require completion of English composition and general education mathematics. Lower-division transfer students will be required to take the English Placement Test (EPT) and the Entry Level Mathematics Test (ELM) if they are not exempt based on SAT I or ACT scores (see exemptions in the freshman section of the CSU application) or have not completed the appropriate English and math college-level course with grade of “C” or better. •File an application for admission during the priority filing period. Check www.calstate.edu/apply for filing periods and campus availability. Submit official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities that you attended, even if no work was completed; this includes college work while in high school. •You are eligible for admission with 60 or more transferable semester units (90 quarter units) if you: Have a college grade point average of 2.0 or better at your local CSU (2.40 for non-California residents) in all transferable college units attempted (out-of-area CSU may require a higher GPA); •Are in good standing at the last college or university attended, i.e., you are eligible to re-enroll; •Have completed, or will complete prior to transfer, at least 30 semester units (45 quarter units) of courses equivalent to general education requirements with a grade of “C” or better. The 30 units must include all of the general education requirements in communication in the English language (English composition, oral communication and critical thinking) and at least one course of at least 3 semester units (4 quarter units) required in college-level mathematics; •Upper-division transfer students who have completed English composition (English 1A) and college-level math courses (a math course with a prerequisite of intermediate algebra or higher) with grades of “C” or better are exempt from the English Placement Test (EPT) and the Entry Level Mathematics Test (ELM). Math and English requirements must be completed prior to enrolling at a CSU campus. Some campuses will not accept math and English coursework completed during the summer term just prior to fall enrollment. Check with the campus of your choice or see a counselor. •File an application for admission during the priority filing period. Check www.calstate.edu/apply for filing periods and campus availability. Filing online is the preferred method. Submit official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities that you attended, even if no work was completed; this includes college work while in high school. Submit GE Certification after acceptance and before transfer (see page 66). Upper-Division Transfer Admission Requirements (advanced standing or “junior”)

2. General education courses* 3. Major preparation courses 4. Minimum grade point average

*Transfer students interested in California State Universities (CSU) or Universities of California (UC) should become familiar with general education requirements (see CSU-GE, page 74 and IGETC, page 75). Students with units from another college or university should have official transcripts sent to MPC Admissions and Records Office and meet with a counselor for a complete evaluation (see also Transfer Credit, page 30). Effective and competitive transfer strategies include taking the required level of Math and English as soon as possible; maintaining the highest possible GPA; completing as much major prep as possible; and following deadlines.

Admission to California Public University System California State University (CSU)

Bakersfield, Channel Islands, Chico, Dominguez Hills, East Bay, Fresno, Fullerton, Humboldt, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Maritime Academy, Monterey Bay, Northridge, Pomona, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, San Luis Obispo, San Marcos, Sonoma, Stanislaus. Go to websites www.calstate.edu/apply and www.calstate.edu/apply/transfer Lower-Division Transfer Admission Requirements Many campuses may restrict enrollment of lower division transfer students. Contact the campus of your choice to determine if there are admission limits. You may be eligible for admission with fewer than 60 transferable semester units (90 quarter units) if you: •Have a college grade point average of 2.0 or better in all transferable college units attempted; •Are in good standing at the last college or university attended, i.e., you are eligible to re-enroll; •Meet the requirements for a first-time freshman or have successfully completed necessary courses to make up the deficiencies you had in high school if you did not complete the 15-unit pattern of college preparator subjects; •Submit your high school transcript and official test scores;

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