2005 SONS Transfers: Results and Summary: Part 1

Your Matriculation to Berkeley

We hope that you 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?

801  (68.6%)   Attending a community college
120  (10.3%)   Attending a 4-year college
32  (2.7%)   Working full-time
4  (0.3%)   Family responsibilities
Family responsibilities and working part-time
2  (0.2%)   Family responsibilities and working full-time
88  (7.5%)   Family responsibilities and attending a community college
4  (0.3%)   Family responsibilities and attending a 4-year college
117  (10.0%)   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?

1070  (91.6%)   2005
78  (6.7%)   2004
13  (1.1%)   2003
3  (0.3%)   2002
2  (0.2%)   2001
1  (0.1%)   1996-2000
1  (0.1%)   1995 or earlier

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

17  (1.5%)   Strongly discouraged me from transferring to Berkeley
88  (7.6%)   Discouraged me from transferring to Berkeley
258  (22.3%)   No advice one way or the other
385  (33.3%)   Encouraged me to transfer to Berkeley
248  (21.4%)   Strongly encouraged me to transfer to Berkeley
161  (13.9%)   I never talked to an adviser about college

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 participateIntroduced me to the possibility of attending UC BerkeleyMade me more certain that I wanted to transfer to BerkeleyMade me less certain that I wanted to transfer to BerkeleyHad no influence
UC Early Academic Outreach 984  (87.0%)  42  (3.7%)   26  (2.3%)   3  (0.3%)   76  (6.7%)  
MESA 982  (87.2%)  22  (2.0%)   30  (2.7%)   4  (0.4%)   88  (7.8%)  
Puente 1008  (90.6%)  10  (0.9%)   13  (1.2%)   2  (0.2%)   80  (7.2%)  
Upward Bound 995  (90.0%)  15  (1.4%)   14  (1.3%)   4  (0.4%)   77  (7.0%)  
Community College Transfer Center 376  (32.9%)  290  (25.4%)   249  (21.8%)   19  (1.7%)   208  (18.2%) 
Transfer Alliance Project 908  (81.1%)  44  (3.9%)   67  (6.0%)   8  (0.7%)   92  (8.2%)  
Starting Point Mentoring 980  (87.9%)  26  (2.3%)   26  (2.3%)   3  (0.3%)   80  (7.2%)  
Other program (please rate here and describe below) 707  (81.1%)  31  (3.6%)   59  (6.8%)   4  (0.5%)   71  (8.1%)  

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

1048  (89.5%)   No
8  (0.7%)   Yes, while in high school
58  (5.0%)   Yes, while in community college
16  (1.4%)   Yes, while enrolled at another university or college
38  (3.2%)   Yes, this past summer
21  (1.8%)   Yes, a summer prior to this one

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

231 (20.2%)   Yes     915 (79.8%)   No

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

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