The Transfer Opportunity Program (TOP) was originally designed for members of historically underrepresented groups (African-Americans, Native-Americans and Latino/Hispanics). Currently, TOP is open to all students who are incoming freshman, first generation college students and have an interest in transferring to a four-year institution. We are committed to providing all students who qualify with a support system that will enhance their probability of a successful transfer.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE???
When TOP began in the Fall of 1991, it was originally designed for members of historically underrepresented groups (African-American, Native-American, and Latino/ Hispanic). Currently, TOP is open to all students who are incoming freshman, first generation college students, and have an interest in transferring to a four-year institution. The following steps must be completed prior to becoming a member of TOP:
- Attend a TOP orientation.
- Complete a TOP application.
- Enroll and successfully complete Counseling 105 "Strategies for College Success" (If you are an ESL student, you must be above the 5th level (ESL A60) and have a reading score of English N050 to be eligible.)
- Complete Student Education Plan (SEP) with a TOP Counselor.
- Complete TOP Contract.
The Transfer Opportunity Program recruits incoming freshmen in the spring and summer prior to fall enrollment at OCC. Spring admission is based on space availability.
Matriculation - Students take part in a program orientation designed to assist in making the appropriate course selections. The program orientation covers a host of topics vital to the student’s success.
Academic Support - Special workshops are provided throughout the year to aid students with their academic and career development. Each student’s performance is monitored to assure success.
Counseling 105 - This course provides students with an overview of the transfer process and the basic study skills they need to achieve academic success and to transfer. This course is a requirement for all entering TOP students and is UC and CSU transferrable.
Counseling and Peer Advisement - Appointments with trained counselors are available for TOP students needing personal and career counseling. Counselors and peer advisors are available on a walk-in basis.
University Campus Tours - TOP provides its students transfer information through various online, email, and telephone media. TOP also provides information on other academic, social, and cultural events.
TOP Information Network - TOP provides its students transfer information through various online, email, and telephone media. TOP also provides information on other academic, social, and cultural events.
$Financial Aid$ - Students are given a regular update on such important issues as scholarships, internships, and financial aid.
TOP Center - TOP students can utilize our center’s numerous resources:
- relaxing environment
- quiet and group study
- multicultural library
- computer stations
- a place to connect with other TOP students
Since the Fall 1991 semester, the Transfer Opportunity Program has transferred over 1,400 students to UC, CSU and private institutions. Currently, there are over 330 students actively involved in the TOP program. We welcome any questions or comments. Please feel free to contact us at your earliest convenience.