2006 SONS Transfers: Results and Summary: Part 2

Summer Program for New Transfers

The Transfer, Re-entry, and Student Parent Center, in conjunction with other campus student service units, is considering the design of a four to six-week summer program for transfer students before they start their first semester at Cal. The goal of the program would be to "jump start" their academics and facilitate the successful transition to student life at a major research university. We are collecting input for the planning process and value your opinions. Please answer the following six questions to your best ability.

8. Would you have attended such a program the summer before officially starting at Cal?

528  (43.1%)   Yes
329  (26.9%)   No
368  (30.0%)   Not sure

9. Please tell us how important each of the factors below would be in your decision to attend a summer program?

 EssentialVery importantSomewhat importantNot important
Earning one or more units of UCB credit for program attendance 346  (28.6%)   309  (25.5%)   330  (27.3%)   225  (18.6%)  
Experiencing upper division courses 418  (34.5%)   484  (39.9%)   233  (19.2%)   77  (6.4%)  
Ability to sign up for upper division classes 452  (37.5%)   484  (40.2%)   189  (15.7%)   79  (6.6%)  
Talking to a UCB academic advisor to plot out my course selection 620  (51.4%)   372  (30.8%)   144  (11.9%)   71  (5.9%)  

10. Which factors might prevent you from participating in such a summer program?

820  (66.2%)   Summer work
139  (11.2%)   Caring for immediate family members (children, spouse, partners, etc.)
133  (10.7%)   Caring for extended family members (parents, grandparents, etc.)
163  (13.2%)   Transportation to and from the program (if living in the local area)
434  (35.1%)   Transportation to the program from out of town
752  (60.7%)   Cost of the program
464  (37.5%)   Other costs associated with summer attendance
161  (13.0%)   Other, please specify: [Open-ended text field]

11. As previously explained, we are developing plans for the program and are very interested in your opinion as far as the "need" for a program specifically for new transfer students, as well as concerns you might have about attending if you were just starting at Cal. Please feel free to comment below if you have anything more to add.

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