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What’s Your Path?Maybe your goal is a salary upgrade. Maybe you want to pursue an academic career that will explore your full potential.
At a community college, you can do either — and even both. Whether you want to transfer to a four-year college, earn a degree, or obtain a certificate, let us help you find the right path to your success.College / Career / Financial AidThe California College Guidance Initiative manages CaliforniaColleges.edu, the state of California’s official college and career planning platform, which is free to all California educators, students, and families.Academic Catalog - https://ecatalog.socc.edu/Southwestern is located in Coos Bay, on the beautiful Southern Oregon Coast. The 150 acre campus is located next to Empire Lakes and features on-campus housing, making Southwestern one of the few community colleges in the Northwest that is able to provide this service to its students. We do not charge out-of-state tuition. We also offera tuition waiver for those students with a GPA of 3.75 or higher.The Associate Degree for Transfer (AA-T or AS-T) is a special, new degree offered at California Community Colleges. To pursue this special degree rather than a traditional AA or AS degree, you should meet with a counselor to develop an education plan that puts you on the path toward the AA-T or AS-T degree.The guarantee itself means that students who earn an AA-T or AS-T degree and meet the CSU minimum eligibility requirements are guaranteed admission to a CSU, but not necessarily to a particular campus or major. With the special degree, you may receive a GPA bump when applying to your local CSU campus or to a program or major designated as similar to your associate degree. You will also be given the GPA bump when applying to an impacted campus outside your local area, or to an impacted major that is deemed similar.In addition, once at the CSU, if you are admitted and enrolled in a designated similar degree program you have the opportunity to complete your bachelor’s degree with as little as 60 semester units or 90 quarter units of coursework. A counselor will help you determine which CSUs offer bachelor’s degrees that correspond to your AA-T or AS-T degree. It is still important for you to apply to the schools that interest you and follow admissions deadlines to be considered.Additional Useful College Website ToolsCalifornia Community Colleges - http://www.cccapply.org/"This is your online gateway to the California Community Colleges. Each year at our 112 colleges, nearly three million students from all over the world build their career skills, prepare for transfer to four-year colleges and universities, or simply enrich their lives through learning."ASSIST Student Transfer Info. - http://www.assist.org/web-assist/welcome.html“ASSIST is a computerized student-transfer information system that can be accessed over the World Wide Web. It displays reports of how course credits earned at one California college or university can be applied when transferred to another. ASSIST is the official repository of articulation for California’s colleges and universities and therefore provides the most accurate and up-to-date information available about student transfer in California.”State of California's Website - http://www.cccco.edu/California Community Colleges Information, Locations, Employment, Approved Courses & Programs, and Scholarships