Questions that Porterville College students often ask... and the answers.
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“UC” stands for University of California and includes universities such as UCLA, Berkley, Davis, Santa Barbara, Merced, etc. The UC’s offer bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees.
You must follow IGETC.
The IGETC requirements are available in the counseling center in AC-126 or on the college website at www.portervillecollege.edu. Click on “counseling” and then “Academic advising” to find the checklists.
No. The completion of an associate degree is not a requirement for transfer to a UC. However, you are encouraged to complete the IGETC requirements and any prerequisites in the major required at the UC you will be transferring to. Completing both of these requirements will almost satisfy the requirements for the associate degree.
When completing your general education requirements, if transferring to a UC you must complete IGETC. CSU transfer students can complete either IGETC or the CSU GE Breadth requirements. The minimum GPA requirements are higher for the UCs (2.8) then they are for a CSU campus (2.0).
Stop by the Transfer Center in AC-126 or make an appointment with the Transfer Center coordinator/counselor, although you can see any counselor for transfer assistance.
The application period begins October 1st and ends November 30th of each year.
The enrollment fees alone for a UC are approximately $11,000 per academic year. This amount does not include other campus-specific fees, and costs for books, supplies, and housing.
Yes. Stop by the Transfer Center in AC-126 to obtain a schedule of visitations or speak with the Transfer Center coordinator/counselor.
Sometimes, depending on the budget. Please check with the Transfer Center coordinator/counselor if any trips are being scheduled. Also, certain campus programs arrange visitations for their students, so if you are a member of a program on campus, check with your advisor.