Program Summary

WHY

Why MicroCollege?

Too many students – even those with good high school GPA’s – struggle to make a successful transition to college. Whether its huge class sizes, trouble finding help, expensive textbooks, or lack of enough financial aid, it can be difficult for students to start off on the right foot.

MicroCollege is the college transition program designed to help students become extraordinarily successful in college.

What

What’s Different at MicroCollege?

MicroCollege offers credit-bearing, transferable college courses in small-class settings, taught in-person by real college faculty. Just as importantly, students receive over 500 hours of tutoring and mentoring to ensure that they can perform to their best potential.

All classes are offered at standalone MicroCollege sites located in students’ communities. MicroCollege sites are fun, vibrant locations where students, faculty, and staff work together.

None. Zero. Nada.

Cost

Program Cost

None. Zero. Nada.
MicroCollege is offered to students at NO cost to them or their families. The program includes all tuition, fees, books, materials, and school supplies – along with a laptop computer that students can keep when they complete the program!

Length

Program Length

For most students, MicroCollege is a one-year program. For others, MicroCollege offers the ability for students to earn an Associate Degree over two years. After MicroCollege, students can transfer their credits to another college or university to earn their degree.

Courses

Courses

MicroCollege offers the General Educations courses required by public and private universities in students’ state, and are widely transferable to traditional colleges and universities in the US. Students’ credits are issued by our partner universities, all of whom are regionally accredited and non-profit.
Checkout our CSU/UC Transfer Guide.

Faculty

Faculty

All courses are taught by real college faculty under appointment by our partner universities – often the same faculty that students have when they transfer to their next college! Faculty who have taught within the MicroCollege program have also taught at Cal State East Bay, UC Berkeley, Mills College, University of San Francisco, Johns Hopkins University, Nevada State College, Florida Institute of Technology, Norwich University, and various community colleges.

BOOST

MicroCollege can boost students’ GPAs.

On average, students’ college GPAs earned via MicroCollege are 1 point higher than their high school GPA! As a result, most students gain admission to more competitive colleges and universities after attending MicroCollege, and are often eligible for more grant or scholarship money.

Schedule

Weekly / Annual Schedule

Check out our Weekly Schedule and Sample Calendar.

WEEKLY

Weekly Schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
8:30 AM
to
12:00 PM
College Classes Seminar,
Guest Speakers,
and College Visits!
12:00 PM
to
12:45 PM
Lunch, Faculty Office Hours, and Special Activities
12:45 PM
to
3:45 PM
Success Lab

Academic Coaches available for tutoring and support in ALL subjects

Annual

Annual Schedule 20-21

NOTE: The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in changes for the 2020-2021 Academic Year from the below calendar. We will update this calendar and inform students as soon as we are able!
Student Orientation July 1-2, 2020
Independence Day (No Classes) July 4, 2020
Term I – First Day of Classes July 6, 2020
Labor Day (No Classes) September 7, 2020
Term II – First Day of Classes October 19, 2020
Veterans Day (No Classes) November 11, 2020
Thanksgiving Break (No Classes) November 26-27, 2020
Winter Recess (No Classes) December 21, 2020 – January 1, 2021
Classes Resume January 4, 2021
Martin Luther King Jr. Day (No Classes) January 18, 2021
Term III – First Day of Classes February 15, 2021
Spring Recess (No Classes) March 29, 2021 – April 2, 2021
Cesar Chavez Day (No Classes) March 31, 2021
Last Scheduled Day of Classes May 21, 2021
Last Scheduled Day of Program May 28, 2021

Guide

IGETC / Transfer Guide

Course Transfer Guide

All MicroCollege students earn real college credits from our university partners. William Jessup University (WJU), accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, is the northern California university partner for the MicroCollege Program.

Course Transfer Guide

CSU GE Breadth William Jessup University – MicroCollege Credits
English Language,
Communication,
and Critical Thinking
(nine credits)
A-1 ENGL 101A English Composition 3
A-2 ENGL 101B English Composition 3
A-3 PHIL 103 Critical Reasoning 3
Scientific Inquiry
and Quantitative Reasoning
(nine credits)
B-4 MATH 101 College Algebra 3
B-4 MATH 120 Statistics 3
Arts and Humanities
(nine credits)
C-1 MUS 140 American Popular Music since 1900
OR
HIST 375 History of Contemporary American Cinema
3
C-2 ENGL 286 Creative Writing 3
Social Sciences
(nine credits)
D-1 SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology 3
D-2 HIST 231 World Civilization I
OR
HIST 232 World Civilization II
3
D-3 PPOL 111 American Government 3

IGETC/UC

IGETC/UC William Jessup University – MicroCollege Credits
English
Communication
1A ENGL 101A English Composition 3
1B ENGL 101B English Composition 3
Mathematical Concepts
and Quantitative Reasoning
2A MATH 101 College Algebra 3
2B MATH 120 Statistics
OR
MATH 102 Precalculus
3
Arts and Humanities 3A MUS 140 American Popular Music since 1900
OR
HIST 375 History of Contemporary American Cinema
3
3B PHIL 103 Critical Reasoning 3
3C ENGL 286 Creative Writing 3
Social
and Behavioral Sciences
4A SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology 3
4B HIST 231 World Civilization I
OR
HIST 232 World Civilization II
3
4C PPOL 111 American Government 3

Guide

IGETC / Transfer Guide

Course Transfer Guide

All MicroCollege students earn real college credits from our university partners. William Jessup University (WJU), accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission, is the northern California university partner for the MicroCollege Program.

Course Transfer Guide

CSU GE Breadth William Jessup University – MicroCollege Credits
English Language,
Communication,
and Critical Thinking
(nine credits)
A-1 ENGL 101A English Composition 3
A-2 ENGL 101B English Composition 3
A-3 PHIL 103 Critical Reasoning 3
Scientific Inquiry
and Quantitative Reasoning
(nine credits)
B-4 MATH 101 College Algebra 3
B-4 MATH 120 Statistics 3
Arts and Humanities
(nine credits)
C-1 MUS 140 American Popular Music since 1900
OR
HIST 375 History of Contemporary American Cinema
3
C-2 ENGL 286 Creative Writing 3
Social Sciences
(nine credits)
D-1 SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology 3
D-2 HIST 231 World Civilization I
OR
HIST 232 World Civilization II
3
D-3 PPOL 111 American Government 3

IGETC/UC

IGETC/UC William Jessup University – MicroCollege Credits
English
Communication
1A ENGL 101A English Composition 3
1B ENGL 101B English Composition 3
Mathematical Concepts
and Quantitative Reasoning
2A MATH 101 College Algebra 3
2B MATH 120 Statistics
OR
MATH 102 Precalculus
3
Arts and Humanities 3A MUS 140 American Popular Music since 1900
OR
HIST 375 History of Contemporary American Cinema
3
3B PHIL 103 Critical Reasoning 3
3C ENGL 286 Creative Writing 3
Social
and Behavioral Sciences
4A SOC 201 Introduction to Sociology 3
4B HIST 231 World Civilization I
OR
HIST 232 World Civilization II
3
4C PPOL 111 American Government 3
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