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#1311 - 06/08/2006 21:09 PM Can I skip to a 4year?
socalmike Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 06/08/2006
Loc: Covina, CA
Hi,

Im 26 now and I started taking classes at a community college in 2000,took classes here and there, some semesters full time and some not. I have about 87 units(some were a waste)completed and out of those I have around 90% of my general education requirements,I am missing math,biology/lab and maybe one other. 90% of my major in criminal justice is also complete. Is it possible for me to skip going back to a community college and be able to go straight to a four year school and finish what I need there? I never took a math class,I kept putting it off, and dont want to go back to the local community college.

Thanks.

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#1312 - 06/17/2006 06:45 AM Re: Can I skip to a 4year?
tt82 Offline
Member

Registered: 10/16/2005
Most definitely!!! Start applying now. You will have to fill the residency requirement for the 4 year school and they might not apply all of your credits to their degree program. Do it asap!!! Find the school who will take the most classes.

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#1313 - 06/22/2006 12:58 PM Re: Can I skip to a 4year?
socalmike Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 06/08/2006
Loc: Covina, CA
I just talked with two state colleges in my area today and they both said no. According to them I have to go back to the community college and finish my math there before I can be accepted to attend a four year state college. confused

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#1314 - 06/22/2006 18:29 PM Re: Can I skip to a 4year?
tt82 Offline
Member

Registered: 10/16/2005
Are you kidding me??? Are they saying that they do not offer the class or you can not take it at their school?? How many hours will they accept if you transfer?? Did they look at your transcipts??? Is your GPA an issue? What difference does one class make??

Please keep us updated. I want to see you in a 4 year school ASAP.

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#1315 - 06/22/2006 20:16 PM Re: Can I skip to a 4year?
socalmike Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 06/08/2006
Loc: Covina, CA
According to the schools I talked with they have transfer acceptance requirements. You must have what they call the golden four requirements, which are a California state transferable Math,English,Critical thinking and Speech. Plus they want you to have all the other undergraduate general education finished, and it all adds up to 60 units that must be completed with grade C or better. The women I talked with said that they have not accepted a undergraduate transfer(what I am)since 2001.

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#1316 - 06/23/2006 08:13 AM Re: Can I skip to a 4year?
tt82 Offline
Member

Registered: 10/16/2005
What program are you applying to???

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#1317 - 06/23/2006 09:00 AM Re: Can I skip to a 4year?
socalmike Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 06/08/2006
Loc: Covina, CA
To get a bachelor's in Criminal Justice. I think it might actually be easier for me to be accepted by a private university but they cost a lot more per unit.

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#1318 - 06/23/2006 11:33 AM Re: Can I skip to a 4year?
tt82 Offline
Member

Registered: 10/16/2005
I checked into the policy and CSU's do require math and english from a community college before you can transfer. It is not like that in other states or in private schools. I am sorry i could not help you more. You will have to take the math class, there is no way to get arounf it.

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#1319 - 06/23/2006 12:18 PM Re: Can I skip to a 4year?
socalmike Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 06/08/2006
Loc: Covina, CA
Im going to look into some private universities and see if is possible for me to be accepted. Thanks for the replies.

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#1320 - 06/23/2006 13:04 PM Re: Can I skip to a 4year?
tt82 Offline
Member

Registered: 10/16/2005
No problem. Everyone is here to help. keep us updated!!

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#1321 - 07/01/2006 09:53 AM Re: Can I skip to a 4year?
socalmike Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 06/08/2006
Loc: Covina, CA
Does anyone have some recommendations on private universities in the Southern California area? My major will be criminal justice.

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#1322 - 07/04/2006 00:13 AM Re: Can I skip to a 4year?
jwpx2 Offline
Junior Member

Registered: 07/03/2006
Try Chapman University. They have a Criminal Justice undergraduate program as well as a graduate program. They even offer some of the Criminal Justice classes online through the Chapman University College in Irvine. (which focuses on returning adults).

One important thing to remember is that the classes in question will be a lot cheaper at the community college. There are quite a few students in one of my classes that are actually at 4 year colleges, but still take whatever they can at the community level just because of the difference in cost.

I'm not planning on transferring anytime soon, but I have the info. packet from Chapman and it seems like a really good program. Chapman also has a great reputation. But, it is expensive!!

Good luck!
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Beth
Southern California

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