Transfer Achievement Program (T.A.P.)

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The mission of the Transfer Achievement Program (T.A.P) is to provide the necessary knowledge to assist students with implementing informed actions that will ensure a successful transition from Santa Barbara City College (SBCC) to a four-year university. T.A.P aims to do this by increasing student involvement and responsibility in transfer-related activity to increase student persistence and goal attainment. They also believe that collaboration among students and college services will increase transfer rates more so than would individual and fragmented efforts.

Program Description

T.A.P. is a support program within the Transfer Center designed to assist 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, education plan, and guiding them through the transfer. 


In the 2015-2016 academic year, 82 students applied to a four-year university, 64 were accepted and enrolled. 

In the 2016-2017 academic year, 89 students applied to a four-year university, 74 were accepted and enrolled.