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Dear students and parents,

I want to share with you why I chose Sacramento City College when I graduated from high school, in spite of the fact that I had a GPA above a 4.0 and had been accepted by UC Berkeley, UC Davis, and CSUS.

I chose SCC because you can take all the freshman and sophomore classes necessary to transfer to a four-year college or university, and at a tremendous savings.

Because class sizes are smaller at SCC than at a four-year college, I really had an opportunity to get to know my professors. I also felt more like a part of the college community. I joined Phi Theta Kappa, an international honors society, and MESA, a program that prepares academically talented students to obtain degrees in computer science, engineering technology, and engineering fields. I also joined a club, was active in student government, and graduated at the top of my class.

But if you don't do well in high school, Sacramento City College has lots of student support programs and classes to help you succeed in college. And SCC offers guaranteed transfer to CSUs, UCs, and even the University of the Pacific. If you want to go to college, but don't think you can because of money or grades, SCC is a great place to start. SCC students who transfer to four-year colleges often perform better than those who entered as freshmen.

I graduated summa cum laude with a master's degree in criminal justice from CSUS and am now in law school. I plan to continue my education, even after law school, by earning a Ph.D. Money is still a problem for me, but by going to SCC my first two years, I saved a lot.

If you're looking for a great place to start, try Sacramento City College.

Sincerely,

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Daniel Cacho

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Facts You Should Know:

Fact #1
Nearly 60% of CSU students and 32% of UC students who earn a bachelor's degree began their higher education at a California community college. Community college transfer students get first priority when applying to a UC campus.

Fact #2
"The community colleges are a wonderful place for many students to begin a UC career."

UC President Richard C. Atkinson The Davis Enterprise

Fact #3
UC research shows that transfer students perform as well or better than students who entered universities as freshmen and graduate at higher rates.