For the sixteenth year in a row, transfer students from Allan Hancock College had the highest transfer acceptance rate in the state to Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo among community colleges that transfer a significant number of students to the respected university. Hancock’s transfer acceptance rate of 64 percent was more than triple the state average of 21 percent.
Cal Poly’s Region 6 Spring Community College Update shows that 286 Hancock students applied to the university for fall 2017 and 182, or 64 percent, were accepted. The transfer acceptance rate is determined by looking at the number of students accepted versus the number who applied. The accepted students from Hancock had an average grade point average of 3.27.
The number of students accepted from Hancock this year was the largest number in at least 14 years. The 64 percent transfer acceptance rate was the college’s highest rate in 10 years.
Hancock is one of eight community colleges from five counties included in Cal Poly’s Region 6. Hancock’s transfer acceptance rate was 18 points higher than the college with the second highest rate in the region of 46 percent. Overall, Cal Poly received 8,403 transfer applications for fall 2017 and accepted 1,786 students or 21 percent.
Ashley Brackett, the transfer counselor in the college’s University Transfer Center, believes that Hancock’s high transfer acceptance rate to Cal Poly is due, in part, to its university transfer counseling process, coupled with the quality of instruction that students receive as they prepare to transfer.
“Our acceptance rate is so high because the college has a high-achieving, transfer-minded student population,” said Brackett. “The college’s counseling and instructional faculty are truly dedicated to student success. Counselors are well trained and aware of what is needed to transfer to four-year universities.”
Brackett stressed the importance of one-on-one counselor meetings, remaining focused on the exact requirements of each university and making sure students are taking the right courses in the right sequence to transfer.
“Our sole purpose in the University Transfer Center is to ensure our students’ transfer success,” Brackett added. “The UTC offers support services for students wanting to transfer to any university, such as application workshops, application review, and personalized counseling appointments.”
Over the last six years, Hancock has posted an average transfer acceptance rate to Cal Poly of 55 percent. The state average during that period is 19 percent.
Each year, nearly 600 students transfer from Hancock to four-year universities. To further help students transition to four-year institutions, Allan Hancock College has forged a number of transfer guarantees to various institutions, including 16 associate degrees for transfer with guaranteed admission into the California State University system.
or more information about the transfer opportunities at Allan Hancock College, call the UTC at (805) 922-6966 ext. 3363.