The University of California and community colleges in California reached an agreement in April to guarantee admission for qualified students to transfer to the UC's. The agreement states the: "UC system will enroll at least one transfer student for every two first-year students and guarantee admission to the UC system for all qualifying California community college students …" In July another agreement was reached through the Associate Degree for Transfer Pathway for more
The University of California offered 137,000 students admission to one of the UC's for fall 2018. This includes 28,750 transfer students, most from community colleges. Students that live in California are the majority of admitted at 71,000. The number is larger than last year by 1,114 freshmen and 1,851 transfers. The largest ethnic group represented is still Asian Americans (36%), then Latinos (33%), whites (22%) and African Americans (5%). The university anticipates it will
Here is a good summary of how universities make admissions decisions. https://socialassurity.com/social-media-insights/youre-not-going-to-get-accepted-into-a-top-university-on-merit-alone?utm_source=College+Counselors&utm_campaign=b855426814-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_06_29_03_39&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9e5337f750-b855426814-262963857 So, how do universities make admissions decisions? William Fitzsimmons, dean of admissions at Harvard, writes of an “expansive view of excellence.