Transfer Enrollment Checklist
Note the various deadlines for the required documents you need to submit prior to enrollment by checking your online account at your UC campus (there should be a to-do list somewhere in the account). Here are some of the more obvious items to get you started.
- SIR deadline is Monday, June 1, 2020.
- Please review your Provisional Admission Contract/Conditions of Admission carefully. Any violation of the contract/condition should be reported to the UC campus promptly. Offer an explanation for the violation and how you intend to remedy the situation.
- Sign up for orientation. Orientation helps you become familiar with the campus environment and give you the opportunity to obtain advising and enroll in courses.
- Look into summer/bridge/new student programs you can attend at your UC campus. Most UCs offer some type of program in the summer for incoming students. This will help you get a head start.
- Official, final transcript from every college attended (some UCs may also request high school transcripts) is due to your UC campus on July 1, 2020. All other required documents and exam scores, such as the AP exam scores, must arrive by July 15, 2020. Failure to submit required transcript(s) and documents on time may result in cancellation of your admission offer (if your school cannot meet the transcript deadline, you should ask your school to contact the admissions office and request an extension).
Need more help? Check out the Fall 2020 Next Steps from Admission to Enrollment – Transfers (campus-by-campus chart of deadlines put together by the UCs).
Advice to Help Ease Your Transition
Follow the advice below to ensure you have a smooth transition:
- Take the minimum number of required units (usually around 12 or 13 units) your first semester or quarter; UC courses will likely go at a faster pace compared to what you are used to, so give yourself some time to acclimate.
- Take the time to get to know your roommate/floormate/suitemate and make friends with people in your classes; having a good social network is an important part of your college experience. Explore the different extracurricular activities available to you on and off campus to gain new experiences and expand your network.
- Show up at your professors’ office hours to talk to them. Learn about the research they are doing or ask questions about the course materials. If you can’t think of anything to say, stick to simple inquiries like 1) recommendations for other reading materials that will help you in your courses (be prepared to actually read whatever the professors recommend so you can have thoughtful discussions of the materials with them the next time you go to office hours), and 2) how to prepare for the midterm or final. Once the professors put your face to your name, you will likely do better in the courses (brownie points for showing up to talk to them during office hours).
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