An Affordable and Easy Pathway to TOP Universities in California : UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCLA
Santa Rosa Junior College (SRJC) was established in 1918, making it one of the oldest of California’s 114 community colleges.
In 1918, there were no other community colleges located north of San Francisco. Stanford University and UC Berkeley advocated for the development of SRJC, which allowed these universities to focus their resources on research and students in their 3rd and 4th years of earning bachelor degrees. As a result, the SRJC colors are red (from Stanford University) and blue (from UC Berkeley). The SRJC mascot is the bear cub and reflects the college’s connection to UC Berkeley “Cal Bears.”
SRJC is located in Sonoma County, which is the heart of northern California’s breathtakingly beautiful Wine Country. With the Pacific Ocean to the west, the Sierra Nevada Mountains to the east, and several lakes and rivers nearby, hiking, sailing, skiing, surfing, rafting, kayaking, and cycling are all easily accessible. San Francisco is easy to get to by public transportation where students can go shopping, ride a world-famous cable car, visit museums, attend festivals, and so much more.
- The pathway from a community college to a university is now commonly referred to as the 2 + 2 pathway.
- Students can start their bachelor’s degree at a community college and then easily transfer to a university to complete it.
- Many SRJC students transfer to top ranked universities across the U.S. and more than 80% of SRJC students who apply to a University of California (UC) campus are accepted including UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UCLA, etc...
- Students receive the same high quality education, and the same degree, but for a far lower cost.
- The mission of community colleges is to provide access to higher education for ALL students by pioneering an open-doors admission policy and an infrastructure that embraces a diverse student body.
- In addition to the already low tuition, SRJC offers scholarships and work opportunities to offset the cost of education.
- With more than 100 majors, the program options are vast. Students can study biology, business, computer studies, engineering, nursing and more in our state-of-the art facilities on our campus in Santa Rosa.
- It is one of the most beautiful campuses in the California Community College System with gorgeous ivy-covered brick buildings, towering oak trees, flower gardens, meandering pathways, and manicured lawns.
- SRJC has a 365- acre farm and a culinary arts center where students can study animal science, culinary arts, enology, sustainable agriculture, viticulture, wine business, and more.
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As the coronavirus pandemic unfolds around the globe, both students and parents are concerned about how colleges should be responding to the situation, how they communicate and operate to meet the evolving needs of students and staff. Prospective international students are also shifting their plans and priorities, remaining resolute in their commitment to pursuing higher education. Due to strict social distancing orders currently in place, Santa Rosa Junior College’s dedicated students, faculty, staff, and administrators are working together remotely to uphold our tradition of academic excellence by supporting the educational goals of our students while glued to our computers.
We care about our international students who are so far away from family and home during this challenging time. Since SRJC has moved to remote instruction and services at least through May 23, we have added additional support systems for our international student population. The COVID-19 information is changing rapidly; therefore international students are receiving updated messages directly from SRJC’s International Student Program on an on-going basis via websites, direct messaging, and social media.
The International Student Club is holding weekly meetings where students share ideas, watch movies, play games, laugh, and just relax and have fun in a safe, caring online community. Our International Student Advisors and Academic Counselors are reachable by email, chat rooms, individual online appointments, and, in some cases, by phone. With the guidance of the same supportive instructors that were teaching in-person, most international students have adapted well to this new classroom environment. Students are making individual choices regarding whether to stay in California for the remainder of the spring 2020 term or return home to participate in online classes and activities.
It is part of SRJC’s mission to remove barriers and provide high quality affordable higher education for ALL students. As a result, SRJC has temporarily suspended some student regulations during the pandemic.
- Students will be able to withdraw from SRJC and receive a full refund of their enrollment fees.
- Outstanding balances with the college will not block students from registering for Summer/Fall 2020 classes.
- The SRJC Foundation has established the SRJC Crisis Response Fund to help students pay rent and bills, provide food, and support their families. The fund will allow for immediate access and flexibility to support a variety of basic needs, including laptop computers.
- SRJC employees, including international student workers, have been asked to work from home. Whether or not they have the ability to work from home, they will be paid for their regularly scheduled hours.
- International students at SRJC are required to purchase health insurance and the carrier has agreed to waive all fees associated with diagnostic testing for COVID-19. The virus is treated as any other illness covered under the plan.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) are also temporarily allowing exceptions. International students are permitted to complete all course requirements online for the duration of this public health emergency. If a spring 2020 class cannot be offered online, and was therefore cancelled, students do not need to enroll in another class to maintain their full-time status.
The SRJC community is a place where everyone is valued and belongs, students find that they can thrive academically, explore career paths, and make lifelong friends in a caring, supportive environment. We invite you to join the SRJC community, and find your pathway.
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