Transfer Edge – Enrollment

ENROLLMENT

Transfer Edge Enrollment will open in late April 2021.
Transfer Edge is an OPTIONAL early start program available to NEW UCI Transfer Students.
Step 1 - Submit your Statement of Intent to Register
Submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) by June 1, 2021.
Step 2 - Academics
This is where you would outline the answer and or link it to another area of the page, guiding the student to the resources that exist on the website.
Step 3 - Financial Aid (optional)

Financial Aid is available for students enrolling in summer courses for 2021. Please visit the Transfer Edge Financial Aid page for more information.

Stage 4 - Enroll
This is where you would outline the answer and or link it to another area of the page, guiding the student to the resources that exist on the website.
Step 5 - Health Insurance

USHIP Health Insurance

2021 UC provided health insurance options are currently under review by UCOP.

Important Dates

For students enrolling in Transfer Edge, the dates below will guide you through the dates and tasks associated with registering for the Transfer Edge Program. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Task Session II (Transfer Edge)
Transfer Edge Enrollment Opens April 21, 2021
Final dates to complete a 2020-2021 FAFSA and UCI My Aid Summer Financial Aid Application (available in early May) for consideration for summer financial aid. Note: the 2020-2021 FAFSA is different from the 2021-2022 FAFSA that you may have already completed for fall, winter, spring aid. Be sure to submit this new FAFSA. If you already filed a 2020-2021 FAFSA, you must make sure UCI is listed, school code = 001314 FAFSA: May 31
UCI My Aid: Early June
to be considered for grants. Note: It is recommended that you complete your FAFSA by May 31 to ensure your record can be successfully submitted.
TRANSFER EDGE Enrollment Deadline July 14
Transfer Edge Program Orientation (required): See Events page for more details August 2
First day of class instruction August 2
Note: Some classes may also begin on August 3 or 4. Check your class schedule on EEE.
Last day to drop a course or change grade option without approval August 6
Last day to apply for a refund of course fees (mandatory campus fee and materials fees are non-refundable) August 13
Absolute deadline for any course changes August 20
Federal holiday (No Classes) September 6
Final Exams September 7 & 8
Grades available September 16

Important Dates

For students enrolling in Transfer Edge, the dates below will guide you through the dates and tasks associated with registering for the Transfer Edge Program. Please let us know if you have any questions.

Task Session II (Transfer Edge)
Transfer Edge Enrollment Opens April 21, 2021
Final dates to complete a 2020-2021 FAFSA and UCI My Aid Summer Financial Aid Application (available in early May) for consideration for summer financial aid. Note: the 2020-2021 FAFSA is different from the 2021-2022 FAFSA that you may have already completed for fall, winter, spring aid. Be sure to submit this new FAFSA. If you already filed a 2020-2021 FAFSA, you must make sure UCI is listed, school code = 001314 FAFSA: May 31
UCI My Aid: Early June
to be considered for grants. Note: It is recommended that you complete your FAFSA by May 31 to ensure your record can be successfully submitted.
TRANSFER EDGE Enrollment Deadline July 14
Transfer Edge Program Orientation (required): See Events page for more details August 2
First day of class instruction August 2
Note: Some classes may also begin on August 3 or 4. Check your class schedule on EEE.
Last day to drop a course or change grade option without approval August 6
Last day to apply for a refund of course fees (mandatory campus fee and materials fees are non-refundable) August 13
Absolute deadline for any course changes August 20
Federal holiday (No Classes) September 6
Final Exams September 7 & 8
Grades available September 16

Academic Courses

By taking classes in the summer, students have the opportunity to acclimate to the expectations of UC Irvine coursework and begin completing major courses and/or general education requirements before the fall quarter begins. Smaller classes during Summer Session also means more one-on-one time with professors or TA’s!
University Studies 196 (required for Transfer Edge)
The 2-unit course is designed to help you make a successful transition to the University of California, Irvine, and develop strategies that will enhance your University experience. Through lectures, discussion, course assignments, and special events, you will learn about campus resources and programs that support your transition and enhance your academic development.

You will also be introduced to the social sciences and the research university – specifically the UC system and UC Irvine. 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!

University Studies 196 meets during Session II only.

Additional Courses
The number of additional courses you take will vary on how many sessions you attend (Session I, Session II, or Full Summer). Most courses are 4 units. Enrollment in 6-8 units reflects a full course load in a single summer session. Remember, Transfer Edge takes place during Summer Session II only but students are welcome and encouraged to take courses during Session I if they wish to maximize their earned units and cost savings through pay for 8.

There are over 800 different courses offered during Summer Sessions I, II, and the 10-week session.

Please visit our Courses page to search for other available courses. We recommend that you exercise care in selecting your additional courses.

Consider the following ways to make use of Summer Session:
We suggest you enroll in coursework that you are certain will fulfill your graduation requirements.

Complete prerequisites for courses that you plan to take during the year.

Take a course that does not relate to your chosen field but looks interesting – summer at UCI is a time of possibility: take a course that was not available at your previous school or one that you will not have time for during the year!

Transfer Edge is only available in Summer Session II.
You can choose to take advantage of the “Pay for Only 8” Incentive Program by enrolling in Summer Session I. Enrollment in Full Summer allows students to complete an entire quarter of coursework before fall quarter begins. For example, in Session I, you might enroll in one elective course (typically 4 units). In Summer Session II, you would enroll in University Studies 196 (2 units) and one elective course (typically 4 units).
Transfer Edge: International Students
International students must enroll in the number of units and types of instruction that satisfy the requirements of their student visa. Please work directly with UCI Admissions and the UCI International Center to ensure you meet the requirements of your visa.

As an international student participating in Transfer Edge International student, you will enroll in University Studies 196 (2-units) with other Transfer Edge students, and an elective course(s)of your choice.

Academic Advising
To ensure that you are adequately prepared for the course(s) that you enroll in, and that you are not duplicating credits you have already completed at the school you are transferring from, we recommend you attend your school-specific summer advising program, typically held in June or July. You will receive information about these sessions directly from the school to which you have been accepted. 

While you may have already enrolled in Transfer Edge, you can discuss your enrollments at this session and, if needed, make changes to your courses prior to the Summer Session deadline for course changes. If you contact your school directly, be sure to clarify that you are enrolling in Summer Session courses with the Transfer Edge program.

Academic & Transfer Student Support
To ensure academic success, all Transfer students taking courses with Summer Session will have access to the UCI Learning and Academic Resource Center (LARC) and the Transfer Student Center. At LARC, students will find many useful academic resources including study skills workshops and small-group academic assistance. Individual tutoring may also be available to students for a small fee.

The Transfer Student Center is a “Home Away from Home” on campus which provides specialized workshops, a space to interact with staff advisors and fellow undergraduate transfer students, and an environment to discuss any issues or share transfer experiences. The Transfer Student Center also provides amenities such as free coffee, refrigerator space, and student snacks, making it a comfortable environment to study and meet others. (Please note some of these services are currently suspended in light of public health guidelines).

As part of Student Success Initiatives (SSI) the Summer Edge counselors and mentors are please to offer Transfer Boost during Session I. Learn more

Course & Program Fees

Mandatory Campus Fee

The mandatory campus fee for 2021 is $184. The fee is non-refundable. In order to complete your enrollment form for Transfer Edge, you will agree to UCI Summer Session’s terms and conditions which states you are agreeing to pay the $184 fee which will be billed to your student account once you submit your online form.

Per Unit Fee

Course Fees for 2021 Transfer Edge are $279/unit.

Pay For 8

Maximize your summer by taking more than 8 units. That’s right, students can take any combination of units (under 10 units per session) in Sessions 1 or 2 and only pay for 8! Read more UCI Summer Session’s incentive here.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for students taking courses this summer. If you would like to be considered for summer financial aid, you must complete both the following steps by their respective deadlines: 2020-2021 FAFSA* by June 2021, though it is recommended that you complete your FAFSA by May 2021 to ensure your record can be successfully submitted. Please note that the 2020-2021 FAFSA that is required for summer aid is last year’s form, which is different than the 2021-2022 FAFSA that you may have already completed for fall financial aid.

Complete the online Summer Financial Aid Estimator by logging into My Aid by June 2021 to be considered for grant funding.

After May 2021 loans may be available, based on your personal financial situation. In order to be eligible to apply for summer aid, please also keep in mind that you must enroll in a minimum of six (6) units.

Total Transfer Edge Enrollment Cost

Students typically take 2 to 8 units. Here is the breakdown of those costs:

  2-Unit Course Load 6-Unit Course Load 8-Unit Course Load
Course Fees ($279/unit)* $558 $1,674 $2,232
Mandatory Campus Fee (non-refundable) $184 $184 $184
Total $742 $1,858 $2,416
*Additional course materials fees (non-refundable) may apply depending on your chosen course. The $279 per unit fee is based on the current UC tuition. The Summer Session tuition is subject to change by action of the UC Regents at any time for all UC campuses, including UC Irvine. Session II course fees are refundable up until August 13th, 2021 with the instructor’s signature.
Total Transfer Edge Enrollment Cost

Students typically take 2 to 8 units. Here is the breakdown of those costs:

  2-Unit Course Load 6-Unit Course Load 8-Unit Course Load
Course Fees ($279/unit)* $558 $1,674 $2,232
Mandatory Campus Fee (non-refundable) $184 $184 $184
Total $742 $1,858 $2,416
*Additional course materials fees (non-refundable) may apply depending on your chosen course. The $279 per unit fee is based on the current UC tuition. The Summer Session tuition is subject to change by action of the UC Regents at any time for all UC campuses, including UC Irvine. Session II course fees are refundable up until August 13th, 2021 with the instructor’s signature.

Contact Us

If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are communicating primarily via email at this time but will happily schedule phone calls on an as needed basis.