Summer Classes at Community Colleges

<p>I am planning on taking courses at a community college near home for the summer. Does anyone know how the transfer of units works or know which classes can and cannot be transferred over? A link works, too. I can't seem to find it at the moment. Thank you for the help! Much appreciated.</p>

<p>Go to Welcome</a> to ASSIST . Select the junior college. Select Davis. Then see what articulates either by major, department, or for GE.</p>

<p>thank you, thank you! that was very helpful.</p>

<p>Careful... even assist isn't always correct. You really need to talk with your college advisor withing your major to see if they qualify.</p>

<p>I know a student attending UC Davis... and used Assist... and went to UC Irvine's Summer session, and when he tried to transfer the units, they balked and said no way to some classes... that they would not accept the transfer units. They were finally able to negotiate that he would take an additional class, if the department allowed the summer session units to transfer.</p>

<p>Good luck.</p>

You're not quite right on that. An articulation agreement between 2 colleges is an ironclad guarantee. You can transfer credit for anything specified on an articulation agreement.</p>

<p>If you go to the page I linked, you will notice that you can't put just any two colleges in the two drop-down boxes. For example, if you put UC Irvine in the first box, the only UC that is available in the second box is UC San Diego. In other words, the only UC with whom UC Irvine has signed an articulation agreement is UC San Diego. UC Irvine does not have an articulation agreement with UC Davis; therefore nothing is guaranteed. </p>

<p>The OP stated he/she was going to go to a community college. As long as he can put the junior college in the first box, and then put UC Davis in the second box, an articulation agreement exists and the courses listed are guaranteed to transfer.</p>

<p>to OP: I did that last summer - just used and picked 2 classes. When done with the classes, I asked that my transcript be sent to UC Davis. I didn't need to do anything else. It took about a month after fall semester started for my summer units to show up on my online transcript. The class names or grades didn't show, just the units.
Also, your grades from CC do not count on your davis GPA.</p>

<p>"Also, your grades from CC do not count on your davis GPA."</p>

<p>Oh... good thing to mention... so, lets say a student gets a "D" on Calculus 2A at UC Davis... and then repeats during the summer at a CC... and achieves an "A" at CC... would they receive an "A" in place of the "D" grade...?</p>

<p>@ VentureMan --- Great question. For me, I wouldn't assume that they'd let me use a community college 'A' to overide a MAT 2A 'D' unless I had it in writing in advance from the dean of my college or the registrar or somebody high up. Also, my understanding is that retaking a course for a higher grade replaces the old grade with the new grade in your GPA, but the old grade does stay on the transcript. I might be wrong on this.</p>

<p>@Jbourne's comment about what happens to the CC grade after it gets to Davis, I have a comment/question? He's right; the units just show as units on my transcript. But the course information must, I hope, be stored somewhere else at Davis. I'm a first year. All my previous CC stuff (and AP scores) were available by name and course number through 'MyAdmissions' on a page called "Official Credit and Examination Summary". I printed it out last November because at the bottom of the page it states "We suggest that you print this credit summary for your personal records as your credit summary will not be available online after December 2, 2011."
I would hope it's always available through the registrar because we have to rely upon the names and transferability of the courses --- not just for units --- but for using the course towards a major and for GE (like writing experience or oral literacy, etc). Somehow the system must work because almost half of graduates transferred from CC's in the first place, but I'm going to do a little checking.</p>