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September 30, 1991 | PETER MORRISON, UC Irvine is rejecting thousands of transfer students because of budget constraints. PETER MORRISON, an instructor at Irvine Valley College, a community college that transfers many students to UC Irvine and other UC and Cal State University campuses, told The Times:
The 3,000 or so community college transfer students promised university admission but then left at the closed doors of UCI are victims of more than a short-term budgetary problem. No one in the "post-secondary public education business" expects anything but increasing student demand for college classes and increasingly limited public resources to meet this demand. What is needed is a wholesale reformation in the way our public colleges and universities are defined, governed, and financed.
December 21, 1990
Former Orange Coast College students now attending UC Irvine outperformed the general undergraduate population there this fall, according to OCC officials. The 507 former OCC students enrolled at UC Irvine this fall compiled a grade point average of 2.95, according to the recently released UC Irvine student characteristics summary. That compares with a campus-wide undergraduate average of 2.90. The average for all community college transfers at UC Irvine this fall was 2.89.
September 26, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
For decades, high school sports programs in Southern California relied on a simple formula: teenagers in the neighborhood would show up as freshmen or sophomores, try out for a team and stick together through graduation, succeeding or failing with lifelong friends at their side. Times have changed. To win a championship at the highest level in the high-profile sports - football and basketball - you clearly need a transfer student or two. Every team that won a football or basketball championship last season in the top division of the Southern Section or City Section had transfer students playing important roles.
June 6, 2004
Re "Our Sloppy Local Colleges," editorial, June 1: You are correct when you say that the governor is not funding the community colleges nearly enough to help transfer students. But you are under-researched on several points: Not all of California's community colleges require physical education to graduate. You didn't make it clear that a two-year associate's degree is not a transfer requirement. And transfer-ready students who take full transfer-class loads can easily transfer within two years if they choose to do so (and if the four-year university accepts them)
April 9, 1995
To suggest as Robert Oliphant does (Valley Commentary, March 19) that the elimination of lower divisions at all UC and CSU campuses is even possible, much less desirable, is absurd. A significant reason transfer students have higher grade point averages is the fact that a transferring student brings units and grade points to the university. Therefore, a transfer student with a community college GPA of 4.0 may maintain a GPA of only 2.1 at the university to "outperform" a four-year student maintaining a 3.0. In fact, transfer students have the highest rate of failure of all upper division categories.
November 1, 2009
Re "Deserted campus its own lesson," Oct. 22, and "College costs up in hard times," Oct. 21 The recent three-day class furlough at Cal State Fullerton provides only a small view of the impact of state budget cuts on higher education. Employee furloughs at Cal State Fullerton produced millions in savings this year, which saved hundreds of class sections for students. Additionally, student fees were sharply increased on short notice to help reduce the impact of cuts in state funding.
March 25, 2012 | By Carla Rivera, Los Angeles Times
California community colleges have shed more than 300,000 students since 2009 because the students cannot get into classes, and the toll is likely to grow unless the state reverses course and pumps more money into higher education. That bleak assessment was delivered last week by California Community Colleges Chancellor Jack Scott in a State of Community Colleges address at Pasadena City College. Scott served as president of the college from 1987 to 1995, before being elected to the state Legislature.
January 13, 1995 | MIMI KO
The Fullerton school board, in an effort to stem future overcrowding problems, has given preliminary approval to a policy that would extend the deadline for students wanting to transfer from schools inside or outside the district. If the policy wins final approval later this month, district officials would have four weeks after school starts to decide whether to allow a transfer student to to stay in the school they chose.
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