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UC Santa Cruz transfer students

To request course information, please complete this form. You may receive information from just one program, or several. Before making decisions about your future, compare programs carefully.

Think about what career is best suited for you, and where you want to study. Request more information now.
To request course information, please complete this form. Before making decisions about your future, compare programs carefully.

Think about what career is best suited for you, and where you want to study. Request more information now.
To request course information, please complete this form.

Think about what career is best suited for you, and where you want to study. Request more information now.

Find information about UC Santa Cruz transfer students, registering for elective courses, and taking free practice exams online. Which college degrees give you the best chances of finding employment after graduation? Some students select a major because it may be valuable in the workplace. Other students choose their major simply because they enjoy the subject material. As the UC Santa Cruz admissions office has to analyze many applications, your goal is to stand out in a good way. Admissions application dates vary for transfer students, so check your application status with the admission's office to request a list of major requirements, and an updated schedule of summer classes. As a transfer student, you should apply to several schools as back-up choices, as well as more competitive first-tier colleges. Placement testing as well as information concerning transfer students may be posted on the student services website.

Depending on the schools you're applying to, the admissions process can range from a formula for grades and test scores, to a subjective review. The most popular college major is business administration, split evenly between men and women. On the other hand, men make up the majority of computer science and engineering majors. For women, the fields of education, English and liberal arts dominate the list. If you choose, online education gives you the opportunity to take difficult courses that won't show up on your transcript. Alternatively, you may be able to complete online credits for a grade. Distance education may supplant high-priced textbooks, as many books are now published digitally on Kindle or Google Books.

Online Courses - MOOCs

UC Santa Cruz transfer students
Graduates with either a bachelors or associates degree typically earn 60% more than employees with only a high school diploma, adding up to an $800,000 difference in lifetime earnings. If you remain true to your career interests, not just going after salary, your overall job earnings will increase as you gain experience. However, if your focus is more on salary alone, there's a higher risk that you'll suffer early signs of burnout, and be forced to change careers later on.

Technical training programs are a low-cost alternative to attending a regular four-year university, and you can earn good money as a highly-skilled, technical specialist. By taking some of your required degree courses online, you may be able to graduate a semester early, thus saving money on tuition. If you're currently employed, you can take online courses in your free time to advance your career. Massive Open Online Courses are known as MOOCs, utilizing interactive platforms such as Blackboard, and mobile apps. Udemy is a startup with backing from the founders of Groupon. Similarly, Khan Academy now offers free lecture videos served through YouTube. Then there's Coursera, a competing software platform, with millions of enrolled students from around the world. Finally, MIT announced that their open courseware platform (OCW) will be available at no cost.

Online Tests - Free Practice!

This section offers practice tests in several engineering subject areas. Each of the following multiple-choice tests has 10 questions to work on. No sign-up required, just straight to the test.
 

Admissions Process

Most colleges accept either the SAT or ACT, and have formulas for converting raw test scores. Colleges use these standardized tests because there are substantial differences in curricula, grading, and difficulty among US high schools. The SAT test has a separate vocabulary section while the ACT has a separate science reasoning section. On average, over half of students retaking the SAT saw improvements in their scores. Further, Advanced Placement exams are offered in a variety of physical sciences, offering you college credit for honors-level classes that you have taken while still in high school. Test yourself with practice exams online, before visiting the College Board website to register to take your actual AP Tests.

Higher education is undergoing rapid technological change, with entire institutions adopting the use of online learning methods. High school grades are the most important factor in gaining admission to the college of your choice. An ideal academic record is one of increasingly better grades, in courses of progressive difficulty. About half of colleges use a waiting list, and many community colleges have agreements with four-year universities, so that the transfer of credits is ensured.

Financial Aid Information

Government scholarships and grants, combined with private scholarships, only account for a third of total college aid. Loans, earnings, and savings make up the remaining two-thirds. It costs nothing to apply for financial aid, so just do it. In fact, millions of students that would have qualified for some financial aid were late in submitting required forms, so they were passed over. The official FAFSA website is www.fafsa.ed.gov and is free. Filing taxes early is recommended, but using estimates for FAFSA from previous years is possible provided the correct data is updated later.

The IRS suggests that parents maintain accurate financial statements, including tax forms and business records, for use when applying for student financial aid. Student loans typically have variable interest rates while federal student loans have fixed rates. Federal Direct Student Loans are funded by the US Treasury. Alternatively, student credit cards may seem like a good short-term solution, but the interest rates are high, and credit cards often carry an annual fee. Peterson's Scholarship Search Award Database is drawn from Peterson's college guidebooks. Some scholarships have a bond requirement. Recipients may be required to work for a specified period of time or to work in rural or remote areas.


Other colleges near Santa Cruz, California:

Take a few moments to browse other colleges and universities near Santa Cruz. It's a good idea to compare all schools in your target area, as well as consider taking some of your classes online. By continuing your education, you can improve your salary prospects or train for a more interesting position. Financial aid deadlines are typically set well in advance of regular admission dates, so be sure to apply early. You may request free information from several different schools below, without making a commitment.

College GuideIn-state TuitionOut-of-state TuitionStudent Body SizeRequest Info
UC Santa Cruz
    Santa Cruz, CA
$$$ $$$$very large Program Info
Santa Ana College
    Santa Ana, CA
$ (low) $$ very largeProgram Info
La Sierra University
    Riverside, CA
$$$$$$$$ medium Program Info
Chabot College
    Hayward, CA
$ (low) $$ large Program Info
College of The Desert
    Palm Desert, CA
$ (low) $$ large Program Info
Los Angeles Pierce College
    Woodland Hills, CA
$ (low) $$ very largeProgram Info
California State University Northridge
    Northridge, CA
$$ $$$ very largeProgram Info
Cuyamaca College
    El Cajon, CA
$ (low) $$ large Program Info
Santiago Canyon College
    Orange, CA
$ (low) $$ large Program Info
Merritt College
    Oakland, CA
$ (low) $$ large Program Info
Ohlone Community College
    Fremont, CA
$ (low) $$ large Program Info
Cal Poly Pomona
    Pomona, CA
$ (low) $$$ very largeProgram Info


Business & Medical Jobs

As the economy improves, many firms are beginning to hire. Companies are in need of candidates that can fill a particular job position, so set up an introductory meeting to ask questions about the firm's history, and current business opportunities. They are watching for those candidates who are trying harder than others, thus your first task is to set yourself apart. Hiring managers typically post new jobs on targeted job sites, which we have sampled. Browse current job openings below, by clicking on the type of position that you'd like to pursue.

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Elementary School Teacher Assistants
Horizon Community Learning Center
Seeking full-time AND part-time Teacher Assistants for immediate start at Horizon Honors Elementary School, a charter school located in Ahwatukee.
5 days ago
Child Development Professional - Aquarian
Boys & Girls Clubs - Alaska
Assist with program planning and development as directed by Lead Teacher and Program Manager. Child Development Professional needed in our Boys & Girls Clubs..
3 days ago
2016-2017 Special Education Teachers
Legacy Traditional Schools
Summary: Instructs children in activities designed to promote social, physical and intellectual growth needed for primary school by performing the following
7 days ago
Computer Teacher (Middle School)
A Public Charter School
Our teachers are expected to:. We are looking for teachers and staff in all areas. Kenilworth Science and Technology is an open-enrollment, public, college..
1 day ago
6th/7th Grade Math Teacher at Advantage Charter Academy
Advantage Charter Academy
NHA is a charter school management company that operates 80+ schools in 9 states. Hold a valid teacher license in the subject and/or grade level for the state..
4 days ago
Associate Teacher, Early Childhood Center
La Jolla Country Day School
Employees must successfully clear a LiveScan Background Check,provide proof of TB clearance, and meet the state of California requirements and qualifications.
5 days ago

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Accountants$60,670$84,050
Advertising$51,370$71,280
Casino Dealers$45,750$79,170
Computer Programmers$75,580$91,400
EMT, Paramedics$36,390$65,280
Flight Attendants$56,150$85,300
Graphic Design$49,300$58,000
Hotel Jobs$25,480$37,030
Human Resources$32,200$48,320
Insurance$58,450$85,090
Photographers$35,830$66,510
Private Investigators$38,290$64,380
Property Management$52,290$85,170
Public Relations$40,670$79,880
Receptionists$26,810$35,750
Retail Sales$31,200$42,930
Secretarial$28,460$41,550
Teaching Jobs$40,850$61,720
Website Design$51,010$83,080
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UC Santa Cruz transfer students

Apply to several colleges and universities simultaneously, and if you have the grades and test scores, give yourself a fighting chance to get into a top-rated program by doing something outstanding in high school or community college. It isn't as hard as you might think to get an article written in your local newspaper. An advanced degree will stick with you for a long time, so apply yourself and work hard for a few years, graduating from the best school that you can get into.


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This website is not affiliated with UC Santa Cruz transfer students, and all trademarks are exclusive property of the respective owners. On our pages, you can find career training courses and updated job listings for Santa Cruz, California. College Inspector is the work of a group of Thai students in Bangkok, using info from the US Department of Education, Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The quality of classes, combined with low-cost tuition, encourages many high school graduates to continue their education at a community college. In most states, community colleges have transfer agreements in place with dozens of public and private universities. In fact, among all students in the US who earned a bachelor's degree, almost 1/3 had supplemented their college education with classes from a community college.

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