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As a community college counselor in San Diego since the early 1990s, I've seen the UCSD TAG go from a 2.8 GPA to 3.0 to 3.5 and now, it's being eliminated altogether. There's no doubt in my mind this is affecting local transfer students and blocking their access to education. Tell us, from a student's perspective, what you think. Give us your opinions and comments on our counseling blog.
UCSD Ends Community College Transfer Guarantee appeared in the "U-T San Diego" on May 2, 2012. This article was forwarded by City counselor, Tandy Ward.
Also, here's another recent article that points to lower enrollments among UCs and CSUs in the past five years. The trend has affected community college students as tuitions have increased and students have increasingly looked to transfer out of state. "Californians' Enrollment In UC, CSU Declines, Study Finds" appeared in the "LA Times" on May 10, 2012. The article was forwarded by VP of Student Services, Peter White, and Counseling Department Chair, Cathi Lopez. Here is a link to the study this article cites.