UC system wants to see more community college transfer students

Published 09/04 2014 06:05PM

Updated 09/04 2014 07:59PM

Merced College is preparing students to further their education, especially when it comes to transferring into the UC System.

UC President Janet Napolitano visited the campus to inform the college on the importance of getting a four-year degree.

Napolitano was previously the united states secretary of homeland security in the administration of president Barack Obama from 2009 to 2013.

She was also the 21st governor of Arizona from 2003 to 2009.

The cost of college is why some students choose to attend community college getting on the path to get a four-year degree, at $46 a unit you can't beat that.

Merced College welcomed the University of California System president, Janet Napolitano to get students prepared for their future.

Community college presidents and chancellors joined the conversation.

"We talked about all types of certain issues one was how to strengthen the information available to students as they come to community colleges," said Janet Napolitano.

At the same time students gathered on campus to learn more about how to transfer and financial aid that's available.

"I just got out of class and saw this and tried to get more information," said Zachery Torres.

It all took place during a transfer fair attended by representatives of universities from across the country.

"I find it more useful that they're trying to help you here at Merced," said Demetria Jacob.

For those who plan to transfer it's important to stay on track. Merced College faculty say whether it's a community college or university you will get that degree if you make it your priority.

"It shows they really care about their students they want to get them out of here quick as possible and have them on their way," said Torres.


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