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Transfer Edge

Build a foundation for success before fall quarter begins!

Session II: August 1 - September 9, 2020

Build a foundation for success before fall quarter begins!

Session II: August 1 - September 9, 2020


Start Earning UCI Units

Start this August to ease your transition from the semester to quarter system, and get ahead to finish your degree in two years! You may take courses in your major, another course of interest, or begin a minor. Some students will want to complete pre-requisite courses for their major that they could not complete off-campus at a previous college or institution.

Pay for Only 8 Units

Transfer Edge students will need to pay for only 8 units in per unit course fees, but by taking part in both six-week Summer Sessions, you could complete 14 units total.

Explore Campus Resources

Become familiar with the layout of the campus and learn what resources are available. More importantly, you will learn how to use these resources before the fall rush. You will have exclusive access to specially designed workshops tailored to transfer students’ needs, such as applying to graduate school, effectively utilizing LinkedIn, and efficient study techniques for the quarter system. The “Collegiate Life” series of workshops and seminars hosted by staff throughout UCI will help to prepare for your unique journey ahead.

Expand Your Social Network

You will have the unique opportunity to be part of a diverse group of transferring students. Whether you are a traditional transfer, returning to school from the work force, have established a family, or are a prior service member, Transfer Edge seeks to welcome you to UCI and ensure you have a fulfilling academic and collegiate experience.

Become Involved in Research

By taking part in Transfer Edge, you will be introduced to the UCI Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) which assists undergraduates in ANY discipline to find research and creative on-campus opportunities with faculty or off-campus opportunities with industrial partners, national labs, and other universities. Through enrollment in a special Transfer Edge cohort seminar, Social Sciences 89, you will explore what research looks like across various disciplines in the modern research university. The course will also provide you with an opportunity to practice the many skills, such as engaging with a professor, necessary for becoming a successful student, researcher, or practitioner!
You will have the distinct advantage of understanding how to become involved in research opportunities at UCI before most transfer students even step foot on campus!

Meet Faculty

Attend presentations from our INSIDE UCI series, offered by prominent UCI faculty who will give you a “front row seat” to the diverse academic paths and current research at UCI. You will be able to ask these faculty questions about their academic journeys and why they do what they do. Some presenters are looking for research and lab assistants who might start in fall!
As a Transfer Edge student, you will be invited to exclusive extracurricular events such as faculty presentations and panels, transfer mixers, academic preparation workshops, and much more! Likewise, you will develop a community of friends before the school year even begins! With a smaller starting group, you will be able to form friendships that could last a lifetime.

International Students

As an international student, you will have the opportunity to be acculturated to your new American environment and gain confidence using English in everyday living. You will have a special team of UCI staff members and a group of like-minded students to help you transition to UCI. Special coursework available in English reading and vocabulary, writing, and university transition topics will prepare you for your UCI fall classes.

Transfer Boost!

All Transfer Students, regardless of enrollment in Transfer Edge or summer session, will have access to our series of workshops created to answer the questions we hear the most from Transfer students! Come to a workshop and see for yourself! Transfer Boost! is a glimpse of what awaits you in the Transfer Edge program.