The University of California says it's admitting a record number of transfer students for the upcoming school year.
The emphasis on transfers is part of an agreement between UC and the state Legislature to widen access for California community college students.
"That focus and that collaboration is really paying off, as you can tell, by our record-setting transfer acceptance pool," says Robin Holmes-Sullivan, vice-president of student affairs.
UC has offered nearly 137,000 students admission at its nine undergraduate campuses. That includes more than 28,000 transfer students, mostly from California community colleges - an 8 percent increase from last year.
"We have more California undergraduates who enrolled at UC than any other point in our history," says Holmes-Sullivan. "We have more freshman and transfer students and so we are really very happy with this year's admissions."
She says UC has surpassed goals set for adding California students by the 2018-19 academic year.
"The targets that were set, or the agreement that we had with the legislature, was for us to increase by 10,000 students," says Holmes-Sullivan. "And we've actually exceeded that goal and we anticipate that we will be somewhere in the range of potentially 15,000 more students."
Preliminary figures show that - for transfer students - UC admits three out of four applicants. For freshman students it's about 60 percent.