By Paul Ingvaldsen / Staff Writer


Nestled in his small office at corner of the A Building on the LAC on Tuesday, April 14, Ruben Page, LBCC transfer coordinator counselor, said, “I coordinate anything having to do with the universities.

“Today there is a teaching workshop by Cal State Long Beach being conducted with about 40 students. Afterwards they are doing ‘drop in’s’ from 1-5 p.m.

“Drop-ins are for first-come, first-serve questions,” she said.

Hannah Cherry, program coordinator for Cal State’s college of education outreach and recruitment said, “We don’t look at your high school GPA. Take any math courses you need this Summer before applying. Come to me if you have problems. Keep it light and fluffy, first semester.”

Although LBCC students accepted as juniors are not required to stay in dormitories, people may wish to consider housing when enrolling in California universities.

Carol Roberts-Corb, Cal State’s director of housing and Student Life, said, “Most students do leave during Spring and Winter break, unless an additional stipend is added to the boarding contract.

“This year, CSULB’s dormitories will be closed to students from May 16 to Aug. 29, with special arrangements made for occupancy by students enrolled in the Summer session.”

Aileen Parungao, Community College transfer coordinator for U.C. Berkeley, took drop-ins Wednesday.

“I think it is important to establish a certain sense of foundation in your first semester.

“The average incoming GPA at Berkeley is 3.8, but it is a comprehensive trend. If a student has a rocky start, we can be pretty forgiving,” Parungao said.

Yesehak Girma, 19, a bioengineering major said, “I live in Cerritos, I’m here because there is a lot more liberty and freedom here then at Cerritos College.”