Staff Report

For the seventeenth year in a row, transfer students from Hancock College to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo had the highest transfer acceptance rate among California community colleges.

Hancock’s transfer acceptance rate of 50.6 percent was more than triple the state average of 15.6 percent.

According to a recent Cal Poly report, 342 Hancock students applied to the university for fall 2018 and 173, or 50.6 percent, were accepted. The accepted students from Hancock had an average grade point average of 3.28.

Hancock is one of eight community colleges from five counties included in Cal Poly’s Region 6. Hancock’s transfer acceptance rate was 14 points higher than the college with the second-highest rate in the region.

This year, Cal Poly received a record 10,971 transfer applications and accepted 1,709 students, or 15.6 percent.

Ashley Brackett, transfer counselor in Hancock’s University Transfer Center, believes that Hancock’s high transfer acceptance rate to Cal Poly is due, in part, to its university transfer counseling process, coupled with the quality of instruction that students receive as they prepare to transfer.

“Our acceptance rate is so high because the college has a high-achieving, transfer-minded student population,” said Brackett. “The college’s counseling and instructional faculty are truly dedicated to student success. Counselors are well trained and aware of what is needed to transfer to four-year universities.”

Over the last seven years, Hancock has posted an average transfer acceptance rate to Cal Poly of 54 percent. The state average during that period is 18.6 percent.

Each year, nearly 500 students transfer from Hancock to four-year universities. To further help students transition to four-year institutions, Allan Hancock College has forged a number of transfer guarantees to various institutions, including 20 associate degrees for transfer with guaranteed admission into the California State University system.

For more information, call Hancock’s University Transfer Center at 805-922-6966, ext. 3363.