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Make Your Move

Take a free college course, access summer research opportunities, be a campus leader and more when you transfer to UCR.

In addition to our Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program for California community college students, we offer transfer support programs for Puente Project participants, Mt. San Jacinto College students and STEM students, too.

UC Riverside Puente Connection

We created Puente Connection to provide Puente Project Participants, or “Puentistas,” with more opportunities to connect with UCR and build leadership skills.

Our Puente Connection student organization is the first of its kind in the UC system and provides continual support to Puentistas who enroll at UCR.

Puente Connection mentors are former community college Puentistas that have transferred to UCR. They provide a student perspective on topics such as the application process, financial aid, professors, student life and more.

Puente Connection

Attend the 8th Annual UCR Puente Leadership Conference
June 22-July 2, 2015

Future Leaders

Future Leaders: Apply for the UCR Puente Leadership Conference! It’s a FREE 10-day residential program at UCR that brings together Puente Project participants from community colleges throughout California.

60 students will be selected to engage in activities that promote academics, leadership and community involvement. Participants will learn how to run a successful campaign, discuss issues affecting students in higher education and exchange ideas with Puentistas from across the state!

APPLY NOW for the 2015 UCR Puente Leadership Conference.

Read about the 2013 Puente Leadership conference in UCR Today.

For more information, please contact:
Jessica Verazas
Admissions Counselor

Smart Start

Mt. San Jacinto College Students

Earn three transferable units the fast way - enroll in the Smart Start Transfer Academy (SSTA), a UCR summer residential program. You'll complete a three-unit course in just 11 days! Did we mention it's free?

Smart Start Program

The 4th Annual Smart Start Academy
Dates: June 22-July 2
Course: To be determined
Professor: To be determined
Application Deadline: April 18, 2014

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For application information, please contact Admissions Counselor Jolene Sedita.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

Through the STEM Pathway Program, UCR partners with local community colleges to help Hispanic and low-income students transfer to four-year universities and pursue STEM degrees.

The Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) provides UCR transfer students with everything from internships and research opportunities, to their annual Wind Turbine Design Competition.

Learn more.

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The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) provides UCR transfer students with faculty-mentored research opportunities, career counseling and a Summer Bridge to Research Program that includes a $5000 stipened.

Learn more.

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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