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After the Envelope: Successful Transfer Transitions to UC. UC Counselor Conference 2008. Overview. Part 1: Steps to Successful Enrollment Making the decision to enroll After SIR: important reminders Part 2: Successful Transitions to Campus Orientation

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  • Part 1: Steps to Successful Enrollment
    • Making the decision to enroll
    • After SIR: important reminders
  • Part 2: Successful Transitions to Campus
    • Orientation
    • Issues UC transfer students face
    • Transfer courses/programs
  • Campus support
  • Q&A
making the decision to enroll
Making the Decision to Enroll
  • Become familiar with the requirements for proposed major at the destination campus
    • Department websites
    • Online catalogs
    • Contact with department advisers
  • Be aware of higher level writing/math requirements
  • Campus visits and open houses
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Making the Decision to Enroll
  • Conditions of Admission
    • Completion of all coursework with appropriate grades
    • Application Update: February deadline
    • Notify campus of any change in course selection
    • Accurate reporting of transcript(s)
  • Financial Aid
    • UC priority FASFA deadline: March 2
    • Some campuses are moving to unofficial financial aid award letters being available online only
    • All award letters will be made available to students prior to the SIR deadline
  • Statement of Intent to Register: June 1 deadline for transfer students
after sir important reminders
After SIR: Important Reminders
  • Submit Statement of Legal Residence
    • Complete online by deadline ensure that registration fees are assessed properly.
    • Undocumented students are considered for AB 540 through this process.
  • Establish E-mail communications
    • Set up a campus e-mail account
    • Check e-mail often!
    • Respond to all requests sent from the campus
  • Request IGETC Certification from community college, if applicable
  • Send official transcripts: July 15 deadline
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After SIR: Important Reminders
  • Student health services
    • Immunization documents, insurance requirements
  • Housing decisions
    • Be aware of university housing deadlines.
  • College and department advising materials
    • Read thoroughly!
    • Prepare academic plan.
    • Contact academic adviser early with questions.
  • Sign up for orientation.
  • Attend all orientations, including transfer-specific programs
  • Registration for fall quarter/semester courses
    • Academic advising
    • Bring unofficial copies of transcript(s)
    • Bring test scores and out-of-state coursework syllabus, if applicable
    • Students should contact Orientation office if they are unable to attend a session
  • Placement Exams
    • Foreign Language, Math, Chemistry
  • Parent and Family programs
transfer programs services
Transfer Programs & Services

UC Berkeley

  • Center for Transfer, Re-entry and Student Parents:
  • Transition Courses:

UC Davis

  • Transfer Student Services:
  • UC Davis Transfer Facebook group

UC Irvine

  • Transfer Student Services:
  • Transfer Seminar Program:


  • Center for Community College Partnerships:
  • Undergraduate seminars:

UC Merced

  • Transfer Program:
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Transfer Programs & Services

UC Riverside

  • Transfer Services and Transfer Link Mentor Program:

UC San Diego

  • Transfer Student Services:
  • Transfer Student Seminar Program: UGSEM_SeminarListing.asp?qtr=fa07&c=t

UC Santa Barbara

  • Transfer Student Programs:

Santa Cruz:

  • Services for Transfer and Re-Entry Students (STARS):
issues uc transfer students face
Issues UC Transfer Students Face

Academic Issues:

  • Pace of quarter system
    • Time management skills
    • Work less than 20 hours per week
    • Ask for help early in the quarter
    • Limit outside activities (work, clubs, sports, etc.)
  • Research focus
    • Theory-based education = learning new research methods
  • Transferring previous work and GPA
    • Surprise/frustration when certain courses do not transfer as expected
    • GPA from CCC will not be calculated into the student’s UC GPA
    • More pressure on the student to do well in the first term
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Issues UC Transfer Students Face
  • Reading and writing skills
    • Quantity and analytic nature of reading and writing
  • Study Skills
    • Time management strategies
    • Each hour in class requires 2-3 hours study time
  • Making the most of time at UC
    • Plan early for off-campus study opportunities (internships, EAP, field study, etc.)
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Issues UC Transfer Students Face
  • Preparing for career and graduate school
    • Can be overwhelming when added on top of other academic priorities
    • Seeking early assistance from career services
      • Graduate school: start planning first year
    • Faculty can be great resources for:
      • Research opportunities
      • Refining career goals
      • Letters of recommendation
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Issues UC Transfer Students Face

Social Issues:

  • Making friends and social involvement
    • Investing time and energy in developing connections and a social network
    • Entering a community that already has established social networks
    • Find other transfer/re-entry students at transfer-specific programs
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Issues UC Transfer Students Face

Personal Issues:

  • Stress management
    • Managing stress in healthy and productive manner
    • Asking for help
  • Mental/physical health
    • Anxiety and depression
    • Unhealthy eating habits
  • Re-entry/non-traditional students
    • Balancing school, family and job obligations
campus support
Campus Support

Academic Issues

  • Student learning centers
    • Study skills and time management courses
    • Subject-specific study groups
    • One-on-one tutoring
  • College/department advisers
    • Transfer-focused advisers
  • Faculty and teaching assistants
    • Faculty and T.A. office hours
    • Exam reviews
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Campus Support

Social Issues

  • Transfer-specific support programs
  • Student Life office
  • Residence hall staff

Personal Issues

  • Counseling office
  • Student Health Center
  • Transfer-specific support programs
  • Residence hall staff
  • Andreatta, Britt (2009). Navigating the Research University: A Guide for First-Year Students. Cengage.
  • UC Santa Barbara (2008). Survival Guide.