The Transfer Opportunity Program (TOP) was originally designed for members of historically underrepresented groups (African-American, Native-American, and Latino/Hispanic). TOP's goal is to recruit, retain, and transfer qualifying students to a four-year institution. We are committed to providing TOP students with a support system that will enhance their experience at Orange Coast College.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
In order to be a TOP student, applicants must be 2019 graduating high school seniors and have an interest in transferring to a four-year institution.
WHO COULD BENEFIT?
The requirements, resources and support services offered are aimed specifically to meet the needs of first-generation college students.
The Transfer Opportunity Program recruits 2019 graduating high school seniors prior to their fall 2019 semester enrollment at OCC.
Steps to apply to be in TOP:
Step 1 Apply to OCC
Step 2 Complete OCC's online orientation
Step 3 Receive placement for math & English
Students interested in TOP will need to schedule a TOP Orientation.
Completion of Steps 1-3 is required to sign-up for a TOP orientation.
TOP Deadline to complete all steps:
Thursday, March 28, 2019
TOP Orientations will be held April 1-5, 2019
TOP REQUIREMENTS ARE:
SOME OF OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:
1. TOP Orientation – students will receive assistance with course selection and registration, counseling, and create a Student Educational Plan. This orientation will cover topics vital to student success.
2. Continued Academic Support – is provided throughout a student's time at Orange Coast to aid with their academic and career development. Each student's performance is monitored to assure success by the following:
- Counseling 105 - This course provides students with an overview of the transfer process and the basic study skills needed to achieve academic success and to transfer. This course is a requirement for all entering TOP students and is UC and CSU transferrable.
- Spring Counseling Class – This course is designed to help TOP students develop the skills necessary to navigate the transfer process. Topics include academic planning from a transfer perspective, overview of potentially complex transfer issues, and transfer admissions representative speakers. Currently known as Counseling A199.
- Counseling and Peer Mentoring - Appointments with trained counselors are available for TOP students needing personal and career counseling. Counselors and peer mentors are available on a walk-in basis.
3. University Campus Tours -TOP students are regularly given the opportunity to visit and tour four-year college and university campuses. Transportation to and from these events is provided.
4. TOP Information Network - TOP provides students with transfer information through various online, email, and telephone media. TOP also provides information on other academic, social, and cultural events.
TOP Center - TOP students can utilize our comfortable work space for:
- quiet and group study
- computer stations
- a place to connect with other TOP students
- multicultural library
Interested in TOP?
- Call Us: (714) 432-5792
- Email Us: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Visit Us: 2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626
- Watson Hall - 2nd Floor: Room 230