Why Transfer to UWest?
The answer is simple: You will never see a classroom this crowded. Ever.
During this time of deep budgetary troubles for California public schools, it can be difficult to balance low-cost tuition of state and community colleges with the increasingly crowded and unavailable classes. That has created a cohort of students who might as well have been accepted to be denied.
UWest offers a different solution: a low-cost tuition with classes that are available, intimate, and useful.
For international or out-of-state students, UWest is an especially 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: Report urges improved Cal State transfer effort
- 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