An exam that students can take and receive college credit. Credit is determined by
the college, school, or major at the UC campus that the student transfers to.
When a decision is rendered, on a petition, not in the favor of a student, the student
provides additional documentation to the deciding party to receive a review for a
This is information about coursework from one college that indicates whether or not
a course transfers to the University of California, and usually determines if that
coursework is equivalent to either major requirements, general education requirements,
or elective credit.
A website that has articulation information between the community colleges and specific
campuses of the University of California (UC) and some of the California State Universities
The diploma awarded to an undergraduate that has completed all of the graduation requirements.
The location of specific 10 UC's: Berkeley, Davis, Irvine, Los Angeles, Merced, Riverside,
San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Barbara, and Santa Cruz.
A program for students are eligible for UC freshman status but not admitted as freshmen.
Allows the opportunity for lower-division study at a community college with a guarantee
of admission to certain UC campuses as a junior.
The dictionary, Yellow pages, and travel guide all rolled into one, which focuses
on a specific campus. The information contained in the catalog covers policies and
procedures for academic and non-academic affairs.
California Community College
A collection of departments and or majors connected together usually by an academic
discipline or theme.
A specific unit that usually focuses on one specific field of academics (e.g. psychology
A program of study at 120 colleges in 35 countries available in the junior year of
undergraduate study ranging from one quarter to a full academic year. Transfer students
may apply for EAP before enrolling at UC but only under certain conditions.
A broad smattering of courses to include a wide variety of subjects outside a specific
major; also known as survey courses.
A grading scale that ascribes point value to letter grades based on the number of
units called grade points. A GPA is determined by the following formula: Total grade
points for all coursework/ total graded units attempted = GPA.
An exam whereby a student can receive unit credit.
A specific pattern of courses that completes (GE) general education courses after
transferring from a California Community College for most UC cchools and colleges.
Some transfers within the U.C. campuses may be granted due to a student's personal
circumstances and availability in the prospective major. An application must be submitted
in a specified filing period. Some UC campuses do not accept any transfers who may
have completed more than 120 quarter units.
A specific course of study usually grouped around a central theme that requires coursework
from many different departments.
A term used to describe courses that are usually taught the freshman or sophomore
year of college and are general in content. California Community Colleges can only
teach lower-division courses.
Lower division courses that are required as foundation information for upper division
coursework. These courses are often comprised from a variety of departments. For example,
engineering students are required to complete lower division courses in physics, chemistry,
A specific course of study that is the focus of the undergraduate degree emphasizing
one specific discipline.
Additional coursework in a specific discipline other than the declared major, usually
related to the major, but not always.
A student that has attended a university or baccalaureate granting college and a community
The ability to ask for, in writing, a special exception to a specified rule or policy.
The division of the academic year into four equal parts. All UCs, except Berkeley,
are on a modified quarter system. In the UCs, three-quarters constitute an academic
year, with summer school considered an optional "quarter".
An older, returning student. UC campuses provide programs and support services to
assist all aspects of the a re-entry student's experience.
Repeating a course where a "D", "F", or "No Credit" (NC) was earned. A Withdraw ("W")
is not considered a repetition.
A specific program is applied by only University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB)
for qualifying eligible transfer students from Santa Barbara City College.
A school is a separate academic unit within a university.
When a UC campus cannot admit all the eligible applicants, it applies standards that
identify high academic achievers with other qualities that can contribute to the strength
and diversity of the individual UC campus community.
The division of the academic year into two equal parts. University of California,
Berkeley (UCB) is the only UC campus on semester system.
When completing a course after the maximum units allowable for transfer, a student
can earn credit for completion of the specific subject, yet receive no additional
units or credits.
A program that assists students at participating community colleges in transferring
to certain UC campuses.
A program that requires a rigorous honors/scholars program at a community college
for transfer as a junior into certain UC campuses.
A document published by the University of California (UC) for every California Community
College that determines the transferability of all courses from that community college.
University of California
A specific measure of value ascribed to satisfactory completion a course of study.
Sometimes referred to as credits or hours.
A maximum number of units allowed for completion of a Bachelors Degree.
Satisfactory completion of a course usually yields unit credit.
A category of study at the undergraduate level that is more narrow in focus than lower
division study. These courses are usually taught in the junior and senior years, and
encompass most of the major.
The accrediting agency for all UCs and California Community Colleges.
Students who, in addition to their major, have completed a broad array of courses
in different areas of study.