December 2, 2015

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California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris applauds University of California

Transfer Application Deadline Extension

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Community Colleges Chancellor Brice W. Harris issued the following statement on the University of California’s announcement today that the transfer application deadline is extended. Students who wish to apply to transfer to UC for the fall 2016 semester now have until January 4,
2016 to complete their application.
“We wholeheartedly support the University of California’s commitment to admit more community college transfer students, and this deadline extension will expand the pool of qualified applicants from our system,” said Harris. “UC research shows that our transfer do as well as or even better than students who entered a UC campus as a freshman.”
Nearly one in three University of California students begin at a community college before graduating from a UC
campus. UC has made a commitment to enroll at least one new transfer student for every two new freshmen.

The California Community Colleges is the largest system of higher education in the nation composed of 72 districts and 113 colleges serving 2.1 million students per year. Community colleges supply workforce training, basic skills education and prepare students for transfer to four-year institutions. The Chancellor’s Office provides leadership, advocacy and support under the direction of the Board of Governors of the California Community Colleges. For more information about the community colleges, please visit,, or