community college track Conference Overview Session Descriptions 7:30 a.m. Check-in and morning refreshments 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Community College Welcome & Systemwide updates Shawn Brick, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Admissions at UC Office of the President, gives a review of the fall 2015 admissions cycle and looks ahead to 2016 and beyond. Data, Data Everywhere! The New UC Information Center The University of California recently launched the new UC Information Center, which replaces (and drastically improves upon) StatFinder. Dive into the data and get familiar with this exciting new tool. 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Preparing for Transfer at Multiple Campuses: UC’s New Transfer Pathways UC Transfer Pathways outline a single set of courses that will prepare transfer students for a particular major at any of the nine undergraduate campuses, and help students graduate from UC within two years after their transfer. Come learn more about these new pathways and what’s to come. Welcoming Veterans: Finding the Right UC Fit UC offers a welcoming environment for veterans and military personnel. This session will walk counselors through the admissions process and the steps necessary for veterans to complete it, and will identify resources and services available to veterans at UC that support their academic success and promote their sense of community. Transfer Admission 101: The Basics for New Counselors A review of transfer admission policies and practices, including useful tools available to counselors when advising students. For counselors with fewer than 3 years of experience. 11:35 – 12:35 p.m. How UC Campuses Review Transfer Applications Now that you know the basics, try your hand at reading applications using the guidelines of UC’s Comprehensive Review policy. This session will leave you with a better idea as to how the information in the application is used during the review process. 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Community College Welcome & Systemwide updates 9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Break 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. Workshop Block A 10:15 – 10:25 a.m. Break 10:25 – 11:25 a.m. Workshop Block B 11:25a.m. – 11:35 p.m. Break 11:35 – 12:35 p.m. Workshop Block C 12:35 – 1:20 p.m. Lunch 1:20 – 2:35 p.m. Campus Admission Director’s Forum for Community College Participants 10:25 – 11:25 a.m. Evaluating Transcripts from Hell Understanding the nuances of UC admission evaluation can be challenging. In this interactive advanced-level session, we will review case studies of complex transfer academic records and provide evaluation tips. To Award or Not to Award: How UC Evaluates Non-CCC Courses Have you ever wondered how UC determines if credit should be awarded for courses completed at in-state 4 year and out-ofstate/country 2 and 4 year colleges/universities? Learn the principles behind how UC makes decisions on whether to award or not award transfer credit for nonCalifornia community college courses. Financing a UC Education: Tips for Students and Families Participants will be engaged in learning material that they can use with students and their families in discussing how much college (really) costs and strategies for financing college. 12:35 – 1:20 p.m. Lunch 1:20 – 2:35 p.m. Campus Admission Director’s Forum for Community College Participants UC campus admissions directors from the nine undergraduate campuses will review outcomes from this past year and outline their expectations for the upcoming fall application period.