Transfer Achievement Program (T.A.P.)

State
California
Academic Level
Associate
Issue Area
Transfer
Key Personnel

Overview

The Santa Barbara City College Transfer Achievement Program (T.A.P) is a support program within the Transfer Center designed to assist all underrepresented students (first-generation, economically disadvantaged, and ethnically underrepresented) who are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university. Since its inception, T.A.P. has been focused on being a comprehensive program that tracks students from their first year at SBCC assisting them with developing their major and education plan, and guiding them through the transfer. T.A.P.'s goal is to provide the necessary knowledge to assist students with implementing informed actions that will ensure a successful transition from SBCC to a four-year university. The TAP Team consists of one full-time Coordinator/Counselor, 3 Adjunct faculty counselors, and one hourly program assistant. The coordinator and counselors provide direct support to the students through individual appointments and group activities. In addition, all TAP staff is involved in developing, planning and organizing events and activities. One of those events is the Recognition ceremony where students in T.A.P are honored with a sash that is worn in graduation; this has brought T.A.P. to the forefront in SBCC marketing and graduation as our students have been pictured in newspapers, school catalogs, and brochures.

Program Description

T.A.P.'s goal is to provide the necessary knowledge to assist students with implementing informed actions that will ensure a successful transition from SBCC to a four-year university. T.A.P.'s two major premises are: Increasing student involvement and responsibility in transfer-related activity will increase student persistence and goal attainment Collaboration among students and among college services will increase transfer rates more so than would individual and fragmented efforts.

Outcome

-2006-07 106 students applied to a four-year university, 105 were accepted, and 102 enrolled.

-2008-09, 103 students applied to a four-year university, 97 were accepted and 93 enrolled.

-2009-10,160 students applied to a four-year university, 124 were accepted and enrolled.

-2010-11: 90 students applied to a four-year university, 87 were accepted and enrolled.

-2011-12: 75 students applied to a four-year university, 71 were accepted and enrolled.

-2012-13: 75 students applied to a four-year university. 71 were accepted and enrolled.

-2013-14: 88 students applied to a four-year university, 82 were admitted and 80 enrolled.

-2014-15: 107 students applied to a four-year university, 102 were admitted and 99 enrolled.

-2015-16: 82 students applied to a four-year university, 64 were accepted and 64 enrolled.

-2016-17: 89 students applied to a four-year university, 74 were accepted and 74 enrolled.

-2018-19: 94 students applied to a four-year university. The acceptance numbers are not available yet.