Scholars with wisdom to share
Parents, veterans, seasoned learners, those seeking a fresh start: our transfer students come from every background imaginable. They bring perspectives and life experiences that enrich our campuses in immeasurable ways.
“I can’t be on the battlefield running and protecting people anymore, but the strong pull I feel now is social work, to work with veterans face-to-face. I know I can help in that role. I can be of value and save lives in the process.”
Diablo Valley College, UC Berkeley, ’16
Iraq war veteran Founder, the Warrior Code
“I feel so blessed and honored to be able to go to UC. I’ve learned and grown so much. The warmth and support and sense of belonging I’ve gotten here has lived up to my every dream.”
Mt. San Jacinto College
UC Riverside '21
An education that opens doors
UC welcomes more transfer students than any other institution of its caliber. Once here, they thrive – graduating at high rates and going on to rewarding, productive futures.
A great deal on a world-class education
Our transfer students are supported with some of the most generous aid in the country. In fact, more than three quarters get grants and scholarships – money they don’t have to pay back – to assist with their tuition, and well over half have their tuition and fees fully covered.
A community that supports transfer students
With dedicated orientations and summer bridge programs, living communities designed just for transfer students and centers where students can relax and hang out, UC provides a vast array of people and programs to help transfer students have an amazing experience.