|Transferring to University of the West|
Why Transfer to UWest?
Because you will never see a classroom as crowded as this at University of the West.
The Los Angeles Times reported as recently as June, 2013, that California community colleges are anticipating a 500% increase in students for summer sessions around the state. There is little reason to believe the fall 2013 sessions will be any different.
During this time of deep budgetary troubles for California public schools, a low-cost private solution becomes a vital resources for students seeking to graduate within a reasonable amount of time.
Although students may pay a fairly low -- but rapidly rising -- tuition price at California community colleges, the classes a student needs in order to transfer or graudate are often not available, particularly to new students. Similarly, students at Cal State University campuses pay tuition roughly equal to UWest's, but again are often unable to enroll in courses due to overcrowding. This has created an annual cohort of CSU students who may well be considered "accepted, but denied."
For international students, UWest is the smart choice. International student tuitions at California community colleges average about $260 per unit, compared to $350 per unit at UWest -- a difference of only about $90. An even more important difference is UWest's small-campus atmosphere, small class sizes (average 8 students per instructor) and personalized support for your academic success.
Undergraduate Transfer Admission Requirements
Students who wish to transfer to University of the West must be in good standing and not under academic or disciplinary probation or suspension from their previous campus.
UWest accepts a maximum of 90 semester units or 135 quarter units from other regionally accredited or state-approved campuses. UWest will accept a maximum of 70 semester (105 quarter) units from community colleges. Transfer credit will not be given for any grade below 2.0.
Applications for admission can be downloaded from www.uwest.edu/apply.
News about the Budget Crises and California Public Schools
Dec. 12, 2012 -- Los Angeles Times: Group seeks changes in community college governance rules
Nov. 28, 2012 -- Los Angeles Times: Regents OK raise for new UC Berkeley chief
Nov. 15, 2012 -- The Chronicle of Higher Education: Economy Affects Students' Academic Performance as Well as Spending Decisions
Nov. 14, 2012 -- The Los Angeles Times: Cal State trustees OK new budget, seek millions more from state
Aug. 29, 2012 -- The Chronicle of Higher Education: Survey of California Community Colleges Reveals Drastic Effects of Budget Cuts
July 19, 2012 -- San Francisco Chronicle: CSU presidents get pay raises
July 18, 2012 -- NBC Latino: California community colleges face more budget cuts
May 23, 2012 -- ELAC Campus News: Elans to face aftermath of budget cuts, faculty reacts
March 22, 2012 -- Daily Titan: Budget cuts threaten CSU admissions
March 20, 2012 -- Gazettes: CSU Campuses May Cancel Spring 2013 Admissions
Feb. 26, 2012 -- Glendale News-Press: Local community colleges face cuts
June 20, 2011 -- The Los Angeles Times: Amid budget cutbacks, California colleges reduce or eliminate summer school
March 31, 2011 -- The Los Angeles Times: California community colleges to slash enrollment, classes
Jan. 13, 2011 -- The Chronicle of Higher Education: Facing New Cuts, California's Colleges Are Shrinking Their Enrollments