Santa Clara University Expands Admissions Options for Community College Students
SANTA CLARA, Calif., Aug. 6, 2018 – Far more students at over 40 community colleges across California will be eligible for guaranteed admission to Santa Clara University’s College of Arts and Sciences, thanks to an expanded Transfer Admission Agreement (TAA) program between Santa Clara University and the community colleges.
Under the program, community college students who meet certain GPA and course requirements will be eligible to transfer into Santa Clara University’s College of Arts and Sciences for all majors except economics.
“The Transfer Admission Agreement is the most direct route for admission into Santa Clara University,” said Eva Blanco Masias, SCU’s dean of admissions. "Santa Clara is committed to opening its doors as wide as possible to community college students who meet our admissions criteria and can contribute to our campus community.”
The agreement stipulates that students in good academic standing who have completed mandatory courses and maintained a required minimum GPA in certain subjects will be guaranteed admission to Santa Clara University.
Students also will have to follow all admissions and submission deadlines, including deadlines for applying for financial aid.
“California has more than two million community college students, many of whom are likely to be young people of color and the first in their families to earn degrees,” added Blanco Masias. “The Transfer Admission Agreement will expand options for many of those students.”
Santa Clara University signed Transfer Admission Agreements with 11 California community college campuses last year, as a pilot program.
About Santa Clara University
Santa Clara University, a comprehensive Jesuit, Catholic university located 40 miles south of San Francisco in California’s Silicon Valley, offers its more than 9,000 students rigorous undergraduate curricula in arts and sciences, business, and engineering; master’s degrees in business, education, counseling psychology, pastoral ministry, and theology; and law degrees and engineering doctoral degrees. Distinguished nationally by one of the highest graduation rates among all U.S. master’s universities, California’s oldest operating higher-education institution demonstrates faith-inspired values of ethics and social justice. For more information, see www.scu.edu.