UC Transfer Admission – Overview

Transfer admission information is organized along the main criteria that the UCs consider: academic performance and extracurricular achievement. I also provide campus-specific admission information, a general application timeline, as well as information on financial aid and other resources.

Academic Preparation

Academic Preparation reviews the general transfer requirements and information on AP credits, IGETC, GPA, and W/D/F grades.

Extracurricular Activities

Extracurricular Activities discusses the type of extracurricular activities that are appropriate for transfer applicants and provides information on UC-sponsored programs.

Campus/Major-Specific Information

Campus/Major-Specific Information presents campus-specific and major-specific admission guidelines, admission stats, Transfer Admission Guarantee for campuses that offer it, and information for special student populations, such as veterans and intercampus (UC-to-UC) transfers.

UC Application Timeline

UC Application Timeline provides advice regarding the entire UC Application process from start to finish, and includes information on how best to complete different parts of the application, how to report application changes through the Transfer Academic Update and by other means, when admission decisions are released, and how to handle waitlist and appeals.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid & Scholarships goes over the basics of how to pay for your UC education, directs you to tools and resources for government and UC financial aid (including information for AB 540/DREAM/DACA students), and provides a list of scholarship search sites.


Resources is a compilation of everything else ranging from UC recruitment tools to online college reviews to California community college transfer stats.