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“I enjoy how many research opportunities there are here at UC Riverside. It was relatively easy for me to become a researcher on campus. It was really helpful for me toward my career path.”

Nesreen Alkam, Fourth-Year, Biology
Transferred from Chaffey College

Transfer Admission 

If you’re transferring from a California Community College (CCC), these are your transfer admission requirements.

If you’re transferring from a two-year out-of-state, four-year or UC school, please see special instructions that apply to you here.

Requirements

  • You must complete 60 semester (90 quarter) units of transferable college credit with a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.4 for California residents or 2.8 for nonresidents.
  • Admission is selective. Strive to surpass the minimum GPA.
  • Some major programs require a minimum GPA that is higher than that of basic admission.
  • No more than 14 semester (21 quarter) units may be pass/not pass.
You must complete (with grades C or better) the UC Seven Course Pattern:

      • Two courses in English composition

      • One course in mathematical concepts and quantitative reasoning

      • Four courses selected from at least two of the following subject areas: arts and humanities, social and behavioral sciences, physical and biological sciences

  • Each course must be transferable and worth at least three semester (four–five quarter) units.

  • Use ASSIST to see if and how your classes will transfer before taking them.

  • Use the UC Transfer Admission Planner (UC TAP) to track your coursework and progress. You can enter your coursework (completed and planned) from the beginning of your college career (or whenever you decide to transfer to UCR). You should still meet with counselors, as this tool does not replace in-person advising. Your TAP also serves as your Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) application.


How to Get Into Your Major

  • In general, each major has prerequisite (major prep) coursework that you must take before transferring in order to get into your major.

  • Take the recommended lower-division/general education/breadth classes for your major. Some programs recommend the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC), which is a series of courses that CCC students can complete to satisfy first- and second-year general education requirements before transferring. Some programs want you to focus on prerequisites instead of IGETC. Use ASSIST to see what your major program recommends or contact a UCR admissions counselor for help.

  • Each major has a minimum GPA requirement. Some majors require a GPA higher than that required for basic admission. Programs are selective. Strive to surpass your program’s minimum GPA. Remember: All transferable coursework will be taken into account.
Breadth Requirements
You are strongly encouraged to focus on preparatory course work (mathematics, science and technical work) for your desired major rather than on IGETC completion. However, the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) does accept completion of IGETC as satisfying the majority of breadth requirements. Additional breadth coursework may be required after enrollment at BCOE.

Prerequisites
Strong technical preparation is essential for success in the admissions process and, subsequently, in all coursework at BCOE. If you intend to transfer to an engineering major, you are expected to complete the equivalent of UCR coursework required in the first two years of the programs and apply for transfer starting your junior year. Use ASSIST to see the prerequisites you must take for your intended major (and to make sure your classes will transfer).

Minimum GPA
Strive to surpass the 2.8 minimum GPA.

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Breadth Requirements
Complete IGETC or the UCR breadth pattern for the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS). 

Prerequisites
Use ASSIST to see the prerequisites you must take for your intended major (and to make sure your classes will transfer).

Minimum GPA
Strive to surpass the 2.4 minimum GPA and the 2.7 minimum GPA for neuroscience and psychology.

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Breadth Requirements
You are strongly encouraged to focus on preparatory coursework (mathematics, science and technical work) for your desired major rather than on IGETC completion. However, the College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) does accept completion of IGETC as satisfying the majority of breadth requirements. Additional breadth coursework may be required after enrollment at CNAS.

Prerequisites
Use ASSIST to view the prerequisites you must take for your intended major (and to make sure your classes will transfer).

Minimum GPA
Strive to surpass the 2.7 minimum GPA.

Get Help
Breadth Requirements
Complete IGETC or the UCR breadth pattern for the Graduate School of Education (GSOE)

Prerequisites
Use ASSIST to see the prerequisites you must take for your intended major (and to make sure your classes will transfer).

Minimum GPA
Strive to surpass the 2.4 minimum GPA.

Get Help
Breadth Requirements
Complete IGETC or the UCR breadth pattern for the School of Business (SB).

Prerequisites
Complete community college courses equivalent to seven lower division UCR business major requirements as listed in ASSIST.

Minimum GPA
Attain a minimum GPA of 2.7 in all UC-transferable coursework and a minimum 2.5 GPA in the seven lower division major prerequisites. These GPAs are a baseline for consideration and are not a guarantee of admission.

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How to Apply

You will need your:

  • Transcripts to help you fill out your application. (These will not need to be submitted just yet.) 

  • Test scores, such as AP, International Baccalaureate, TOEFL or IELTS.

  • Annual income for last year and the current year (your parents’ if you’re a dependent, yours if you’re independent). This is optional unless you’re applying for an application fee waiver.

  • Social Security number, if you have one.

  • Citizenship status, as your country of citizenship or "No Selection" must be entered. If your country of citizenship is outside of the United States, you'll need to provide your immigration status and visa type.

  • Statewide student ID (optional).

  • Check or credit card.
  • The personal insight questions are an opportunity for you to tell us about yourself in your own words and for us to get to know you better.

  • Draft your answers in a word processing program first, then copy and paste them into the UC application. (You’re automatically logged out of the UC application after 30 minutes of inactivity.)

  • Transfer students must answer one required question, plus three out of seven additional questions.

  • Each response is limited to a maximum of 350 words.

  • The personal insight questions are just one aspect we take into consideration when making our admission decision. The important thing is that you express who you are, what matters to you and what you want to share with UCR!

  • See the personal insight questions for transfers.

  • Get writing tips.
  • You will use the UC application to apply to UCR.

  • The fee is $70 for each UC campus to which you apply. You can apply for a fee waiver when you fill out the application. (You’ll need your family's income and the number of people supported by it.)

  • You can access the UC application beginning July 1 for winter admission and Aug. 1 for fall admission.

  • For winter quarter 2019, submit your application July 1–31, 2018.

  • The winter quarter 2019 application deadline is July 31, 2018.

  • For fall quarter 2019, submit your application Nov. 1–30, 2018.

  • The fall quarter 2019 application deadline is Nov. 30, 2018

  • If you have difficulties, contact ucinfo@applyucsupport.net, (800) 207-1710 (in the United States) or (310) 513-2715 (outside the United States).

  • If you want more application help, check out our Application Guide for Transfers and Presenting Yourself on the Application.
  • Print your receipt.

  • Watch for a confirmation email, which is sent as soon as you apply. If you do not receive one, contact ucinfo@applyucsupport.net, (800) 207-1710 (in the United States) or (310) 513-2715 (outside the United States).

  • Watch for an email from UCR Undergraduate Admissions with instructions on how to access your MyUCR admission portal account. Log in to MyUCR regularly to check your admission status, respond to messages, and track important dates and deadlines. 

  • You must update your application by by mid-September for winter admission and by Jan. 31 for fall admission. Log in to update your grades and course records.

  • Transfer admission notification begin in September for winter admission and begin on March 1 for fall admission.

  • You can update some information on your application after you apply, such as contact information or self-report test scores. Learn more.
  • In order to officially attend UCR, you must submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) by Oct. 15 for winter admission and June 1 for fall admission at my.ucr.edu.

  • We can’t wait to see you here!

WINTER TRANSFER DATES AND DEADLINES

MAY 31
The TAG application deadline is May 31.

 

JULY 1
Access the UC application beginning July 1.

 

JULY 31
The application deadline is July 31.

 

MID
SEP
Transfer deadline to update your application is in mid-September.

 

SEP
1
Transfer admission notification begins Sept. 1.

 

OCT 
15
Submit your statement of intent to register (SIR) by Oct. 15.

 

 

FALL TRANSFER DATES AND DEADLINES

AUG 1
Access the UC application beginning Aug. 1.

 

SEP 30
The TAG application deadline is Sept. 30.

 

NOV 30
The application deadline is Nov. 30.

 

JAN 
31
Transfer deadline to update your application is Jan. 31

 

MAR
Transfer admission notification begins in March.

 

MAY 
1
Submit your statement of intent to register (SIR) by May 1.

 

 

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