2006 SONS Transfers: Results and Summary: Part 1

Your Matriculation to Berkeley

We hope that you will have 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? Please select all that qualify as your "primary activity".

1123  (90.7%)   Attending a community college full time
107  (8.6%)   Attending a community college part time
32  (2.6%)   Attending a 4-year college
235  (19.0%)   Working full-time
207  (16.7%)   Family responsibilities
149  (12.0%)   Other (Please explain below.)

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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?

1193  (97.5%)   2005
21  (1.7%)   2004
4  (0.3%)   2003
2  (0.2%)   2002
1  (0.1%)   2001
2  (0.2%)   1996-2000
1  (0.1%)   1995 or earlier

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

17  (1.4%)   Strongly discouraged me from transferring to Berkeley
50  (4.1%)   Discouraged me from transferring to Berkeley
285  (23.1%)   No advice one way or the other
386  (31.3%)   Encouraged me to transfer to Berkeley
310  (25.1%)   Strongly encouraged me to transfer to Berkeley
185  (15.0%)   I never talked to an adviser about college

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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 1047  (87.3%)  59  (4.9%)   35  (2.9%)   58  (4.8%)  
MESA 1052  (88.2%)  35  (2.9%)   21  (1.8%)   1  (0.1%)   84  (7.0%)  
Puente 1080  (90.7%)  22  (1.8%)   13  (1.1%)   76  (6.4%)  
Upward Bound 1062  (89.8%)  26  (2.2%)   17  (1.4%)   3  (0.3%)   75  (6.3%)  
Community College Transfer Center 347  (28.7%)  316  (26.2%)   326  (27.0%)   21  (1.7%)   197  (16.3%) 
Transfer Alliance Project 953  (79.9%)  56  (4.7%)   93  (7.8%)   6  (0.5%)   85  (7.1%)  
Starting Point Mentoring 1037  (87.2%)  34  (2.9%)   37  (3.1%)   4  (0.3%)   77  (6.5%)  
Other program (please rate here and describe below) 808  (83.3%)  31  (3.2%)   65  (6.7%)   1  (0.1%)   65  (6.7%)  

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

1150  (92.9%)   No
8  (0.6%)   Yes, while in high school
63  (5.1%)   Yes, while in community college
4  (0.3%)   Yes, while enrolled at another university or college
16  (1.3%)   Yes, this past summer
9  (0.7%)   Yes, a summer prior to this one

6. Do you know how many of your community college credits will transfer to UC Berkeley?

704  (57.2%)   Yes, I plan to transfer all
422  (34.3%)   Yes, I hope to transfer some
96  (7.8%)   Not sure
9  (0.7%)   No

6a. Did you use www.Assist.org to check the status of your credits?

1137  (92.7%)   Yes
89  (7.3%)   No

How many units will transfer?

457  (37.7%)   All 70 units
709  (58.5%)   60-69 units
42  (3.5%)   30-59 units
3  (0.2%)   0-29 units

6b. Will you have enough credits to be considered a "Junior" when you transfer?

1170  (95.0%)   Yes
9  (0.7%)   No
53  (4.3%)   Not sure

7. Did you have any difficulty getting your transcripts forwarded to Berkeley by the deadline?

389  (31.6%)   Yes 841  (68.4%)   No

7a. If you had difficulty, please explain below.

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