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future UC update to aDegreeWithaGuarantee

diegodavisdiegodavis 91 replies15 threads Junior Member
Has anyone heard of how the UC system will work with "A Degree With a Guarantee?"
The adegreewithaguarantee website has been saying for more than 6 months now that UCs will be added "in the near future."
I think this will be an interesting change and look forward to it being finalized.
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  • Ohm888Ohm888 2597 replies65 threadsForum Champion UC Transfers Forum Champion
    Why don’t you just use assist.org?
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  • GumbymomGumbymom 29108 replies246 threadsForum Champion UC Forum Champion
    The UC system has the TAG program in place for 6 of the 9 campuses already. The "degree with a guarantee" in place for the Cal States does not guarantee a specific campus in the CSU system. With UC TAG, if you meet all the TAG requirements, you are guaranteed a specific campus. Perhaps they plan to expand the TAG program?? although more schools and specific majors are being excluded from the TAG program (ie. For 2019 majority of majors at UCI in the School of Information and Computer Sciences.)
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 80134 replies720 threads Senior Member
    Ohm888 wrote: »
    Why don’t you just use assist.org?

    Main problem is that assist.org major prep listings have not been updated since 2016-17. The most up to date information requires matching lower division requirements from campus/major web sites with department articulation listings.

    The new UI also removed some useful functionality, such as being able to search for majors across all UCs and CSUs, and have quick access to major prep lists for several nearby CCs.
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 80134 replies720 threads Senior Member
    UCs may have more issues to work out with the ADT program due to greater variation in major prep for some majors (e.g. CS), and greater variation in general education requirements (CSU has a common set of general education requirements across all campuses, which IGETC closely follows).
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  • diegodavisdiegodavis 91 replies15 threads Junior Member
    I have a D22 who is thinking of doing a 1 year transfer program after high school (taking all the general ed classes at ccc while in high school then full time for 15 months after high school graduation). So I'm keeping a close eye on the California transfer program options. TAG with Assist is great, however, my partner has regularly questioned if this is a program intended for a different socio-economic group than we fit in. Therefore, I look closely for official statements, from the universities, regarding their view of the target student for these transfer programs (e.g. How UC joins adegreewithaguarantee).

    Extended family (out of state) think that planning ahead to pursue a transfer program is a horrible idea (they don't respect community colleges) or that we would be taking advantage of a program for the less fortunate. But I can manage them as long as I keep finding statements from universities which indicate they want the best students in their transfer programs (without setting any socio-economic limits) and consider them at graduation to be just like their freshman admits.

    I'm even considering an elaborate transfer program scenario for my D22 which would rival the best freshman experiences at elite US universities (multiple 6-week study abroad opportunities, apartment with friends during the school year in a major city right next to their target university while taking classes at community college, 4 week service program in Mexico, take classes at target university during summer after high school graduation and the next summer, and live in on campus dorms at target university during the two summers). But I don't want to pursue these transfer programs if this type of scenario goes against what the universities intend for their program.
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  • ucbalumnusucbalumnus 80134 replies720 threads Senior Member
    edited January 14
    The robust CC->UC,CSU transfer pathway (and associated programs like ADT and TAG) is intended in part to make it easier for lower SES and nontraditional students to attend and afford college, but definitely does not exclude those who do not fit into these categories. Although many higher SES students start UC or CSU as frosh, many do start at CC to take the transfer pathway. Some of the high volume CCs in terms of feeding transfer students into UC and CSU are in high SES areas.

    (But they need to fix ASSIST.org)
    edited January 14
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  • Ohm888Ohm888 2597 replies65 threadsForum Champion UC Transfers Forum Champion
    @ucbalumnus agreed. Assist is a mess. ☹️🤯
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