Over the years the motivation for students to transfer has slowly decreased and has settled into a three to four years to transfer than the quick infamous two years.
“There’s no direction coming from high school into college, and to look for any counseling takes forever, ” Miguel Ramirez, a second year student, said. “It takes a bit to figure out what you want, and how to get there – once you do, it all falls into place.”
Four out of five students agreed on taking more than two years to transfer.
With general education courses taking more than two years, the additional major work at future universities for a bachelors also takes a hit. The well-known four years to a degree is delayed, making it about a six year process to graduate.
With more than 25,075 students on campus the classes are hard to get and contributes to the delay.
“There are classes that I need to take but can’t because the classes are full and act of petitioning failed.” Ramirez said.
With students accepting the delay of transferring the pressure has lightened up and patience is need to further their education.
“When I’m done, done,” Ramirez said. “That’s all that matters.”
The delay allows some students to knockout some of there articulated major course work and get a slow start to their bachelors.
With several years added to general education, few classes could be major related work and articulate over to their preferred universities.
The website Assist.org allows to community college students to figure out major course work that transfers over to Cal States and Universities of California. It’s a program dedicated to California’s community college students and getting them ready to transfer.