The UC/CC Dual Admissions Program
A Regional Approach

By a vote of its systemwide Assembly of the Academic Senate yesterday (May 23), the University of California faculty gave strong support to a "Dual Admissions" proposal that would provide eligible high school students with simultaneous admission offers to UC and a California community college.
The program, proposed by UC President Richard C. Atkinson in September 2000, would grant UC admission to students in the top 4 percent to 12.5 percent of their high school's graduating class, provided they satisfactorily complete a transfer program at a community college. The Dual Admissions Program would create a new path for students to enter UC, in addition to graduating in the top 12.5 percent statewide or the top 4 percent of their high school. --University of California Office of the President

The Dual Admissions Program is projected to generate between 1500 and 3000 participants from ten to twelve thousand eligible students. ( See Questions & Answers about Dual Admissions. ) The current thinking seems to be that these students will enroll in their local Community College and in a UC of their choice. Both institutions will provide them with special orientation and advisement--but no special curriculum. DAP students will enroll in the transfer GE courses and lower-division Major courses just like other transfer students. They will become, for the most part, regular Community College students--a few students here and there in the 107 Community Colleges. They will have no special academic Identity as DAP students.

One solution to the problem of DAP identity is to create a regional or District DAP General Education Program modeled on Community College PACE programs. DAP students from the region would attend General Education classes at a centrally located College campus on alternate Saturdays. They would do their lower-division Major work at whichever regional Community College offered the appropriate preparation for the UC of their choice.

Benefits of DAP General Education

DAP Basic Skills Program

Dr. John Hartzog
June 2001