2004 SONS Transfers: Results and Summary: Part 1

Your Matriculation to Berkeley

We hope that you've had a smooth transition to Berkeley. Many things can affect this matriculation process. Below are six questions related to this process. Please answer candidly.

1. Which of the following best describes your primary activity before transferring to Berkeley?

829    (81.4%)  Attending a community college

72    (7.1%)  Attending another college

49    (4.8%)  Working full-time (Please describe below in box 1b.)

3   (0.3%)  Caring for my family

65    (6.4%)  Other (Please explain below in box 1a.)

1a.

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1b. If you were working full-time, please describe the nature of your work.

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2. What was the last year that you were in college before transferring to Berkeley?

922    (90.7%)  2004

75    (7.4%)  2003

11    (1.1%)  2002

2   (0.2%)  2001

6   (0.6%)  1996-2000

1995 or earlier

3. Overall, what advice did pre-Berkeley advisers give you about transferring to Berkeley?

19    (1.9%)  Strongly discouraged me from transferring to Berkeley

74    (7.3%)  Discouraged me from transferring to Berkeley

384    (37.9%)  No advice one way or the other

319    (31.5%)  Encouraged me to transfer to Berkeley

218    (21.5%)  Strongly encouraged me to transfer to Berkeley

Please provide details below.

3a.

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4. How did your participation in the following high school and community college outreach programs affect your decision to come to Berkeley?

Did not participate

Introduced me to the possibility of attending UC Berkeley

Made me more certain that I wanted to transfer to Berkeley

Made me less certain that I wanted to transfer to Berkeley

Had no influence

UC Early Academic Outreach

865    (90.0%)  

25    (2.6%)  

15    (1.6%)  

1   (0.1%)  

55    (5.7%)  

MESA

856    (89.3%)  

18    (1.9%)  

20    (2.1%)  

1   (0.1%)  

64    (6.7%)  

Puente

879    (92.3%)  

7   (0.7%)  

11    (1.2%)  

2   (0.2%)  

53    (5.6%)  

Upward Bound

866    (91.4%)  

13    (1.4%)  

14    (1.5%)  

55    (5.8%)  

Community College Transfer Center

331    (33.4%)  

245    (24.7%)  

220    (22.2%)  

13    (1.3%)  

183    (18.4%)  

Transfer Alliance Project

804    (84.3%)  

32    (3.4%)  

45    (4.7%)  

4   (0.4%)  

69    (7.2%)  

Starting Point Mentoring

862    (90.5%)  

10    (1.1%)  

20    (2.1%)  

60    (6.3%)  

Other program (please rate here and describe below)

681    (83.4%)  

29    (3.5%)  

52    (6.4%)  

4   (0.5%)  

51    (6.2%)  

4a.

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5. Did you take any courses at Berkeley before transferring? (Please select all that apply.)

902    (88.5%)  No

7   (0.7%)  Yes, while in high school

66    (6.5%)  Yes, while in community college

8   (0.8%)  Yes, while enrolled at another university or college

32    (3.1%)  Yes, this past summer

31    (3.0%)  Yes, a summer prior to this one

6. Did you have any difficulties getting your transcripts forwarded to Berkeley by the deadline?

245  (24.4%)  Yes    761  (75.6%)  No

6a. If you had difficulty, please explain below.

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