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Transferring to a UC



Important COVID-19 updates from the UC System. 

The University of California acted last night (March 31) to implement temporary measures which relax undergraduate admissions requirements for students looking to enroll at UC for fall 2020 and future years as applicable. These measures will help mitigate some of the extraordinary challenges students and their families face in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic.

1. For transfer students, temporarily suspending the cap on the number of transferable units with “pass/no pass” grading applied toward the minimum 60 semester/90 quarter units required for junior standing. 

2. The deadline for students to accept their admissions offers remains May 1 for freshmen and June 1 for transfer students. However, the university has asked campuses to provide maximum flexibility for students who request extensions. Students should contact campus admissions offices directly with these requests.

3. UC will also provide flexibility to students and schools who are unable to submit transcripts by July 1. No student’s admission offer will be rescinded for missing the deadline.  

4. Students can complete required courses in summer 2020 if the course was canceled in spring, so long as you meet minimum admissions requirements by the time you enter UC in the fall; this includes completion of 60 semester/90 quarter transferable units and the 7-course pattern, as well as attainment of a minimum 2.4 GPA (2.8 for nonresidents).

Completing minimum requirements by spring is a selection criterion used by many of our campuses. Students who will need summer coursework to meet minimum requirements due to spring course cancellations should work directly with their UC campus admissions office to determine any potential impact on an admission decision.

Read more here. 


UC Campuses Open Winter Quarter/ Spring Semester 2021

UC Merced, UC Riverside and UC Santa Cruz will be accepting transfer applications for Winter quarter/Spring semester 2021.

The application filing period is between July 1-31, 2020. 

UC Merced and UC Riverside will also be accepting TAG applications for spring 2021. The applicatin filing period is between May 1-31, 2020. 


The UC campuses have live and self-guided virtual tours available for you to learn about the campus, experience student life, learn fun facts, and get transfer information! 


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University of California

UC BerkeleyUC DavisUC IrvineUC Los AngelesUC MercedUC Riverside

UC Santa BarbaraUC Santa CruzUC San Diego

To transfer to a UC campus you must complete at a minimum: 60 UC transferable units (Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum – IGETC), 2.4 GPA, & the seven course breadth pattern of general education:

  • 2 transferable college courses in English composition
  • 1 transferable college course in mathematical concepts and quantitative reasoning
  • 4 transferable college courses chosen from at least two of the following IGETC subject areas:
    • arts and humanities
    • social and behavioral sciences
    • physical and biological sciences

A competitive GPA in all UCs is a 3.2-3.8

UC Application (Apply Nov 1 - Nov 30)

UC Transfer Admission Planner

Transfer Admission Guarantee (Apply Sep 1 - Sep 30)

UC TAG Matrix_2019-2020

Personal Insight Questions for Transfer Students

UCLA Transfer Admission Guide

UC Tips and Tools for Transfer Applicants

COVID-19 Updates for UC System

Center for Community College Partnerships

"The Center for Community College Partnerships (CCCP) develops and strengthens academic partnerships between UCLA and California community colleges. Through a multi-faceted approach with efforts at the student, faculty and administrative levels, CCCP works to increase the academic preparation and competitiveness for community college transfer students, particularly those who are first generation, low-income or historically underrepresented. CCCP also helps community colleges to develop a transfer-sending culture, and the university to develop a transfer-receptive culture."

As a CCCP Scholar, you will benefit from:

  • A peer mentor who has already transferred to UCLA and can help you navigate the community college to maximize your opportunities.
  • Saturday Academies (Fall, Winter, and Spring) that can provide you with more information about how to maximize the university after transferring.
  • Coaching and assistance on the UC application and Personal Insight Questions.
  • Major and career exploration, resume assistance, scholarship assistance  and much more!
  • Opportunities to experience lectures given by current UCLA and UC professors
  • Access to UC Admissions Offers and much, much more

Get a jumpstart on transferring, by joining us this summer.  

See our flyer below for more information and click here to learn how to apply. You can also visit CCCP in the Career/Transfer Center, office J-151 for more information, assistance with applying or to obtain a paper application.If you need accommodations due to disability to participate in these events, please contact Jewel Bourne at (818)-947-2646 or via email at


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