Transfer students, UCR is now accepting applications for Winter 2020! Apply July 1–31.

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Meet Your UCR Counselor

Whether you currently live in sunny California, or hope to join us soon, we are here to help you. Our friendly admissions counselors will answer your questions and help you apply – no matter where you are in the world!


For Freshman Students

Cecilia Luna

Assistant Director of High School Recruitment and Evaluation
Northern California
(951) 827-3712

Mimi Baik

Freshman Admissions Counselor
Orange County
(951) 827-2659

Valeria Orue

Freshman Admissions Counselor
Riverside County
(951) 827-3635
Also speaks: Spanish

Hayley Noelle Solonynka

Freshman Admissions Counselor
South Los Angeles County and South Bay Cities
(951) 827-3691

Rachel Reynolds

Freshman Admissions Counselor
East Los Angeles
(951) 827-5981


Transfer Counselor Search

For Transfer Students

Jessica Verazas

Assistant Director of Transfer Recruitment and Evaluation
(951) 827-7689

Serves: College of the Desert, Copper Mountain College, Riverside City College

Ernesto Esqueda

Transfer Admissions Counselor
Military Admissions Counselor
(951) 827-1247
Also speaks: Spanish

Serves: Cerritos College, College of the Canyons, Compton College, El Camino College, Long Beach City College, Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles Harbor College, Los Angeles Trade-Tech College, Rio Hondo College

Ana Morales

Transfer Admissions Counselor
(951) 827-3169
Also speaks: Tagalog

Serves: Chaffey College, Coastline Community College, Fullerton College, Golden West College, Irvine Valley College, Norco College, Orange Coast College, Saddleback College, Santa Ana College, Santiago Canyon College

Yesenia Velazco

Transfer Admissions Counselor
(951) 318-4855

Serves: Allan Hancock College, American River College , Bakersfield College, Berkeley City College, Butte College, Cabrillo College, Canada College, Chabot College, Cerro Coso Community College, City College of San Francisco, College of Alameda, College of Marin, College of San Mateo, College of the Redwoods, College of the Sequoias, College of the Siskiyous, Columbia College, Contra Costa College, Cosumnes River College, Cuesta College, De Anza College, Diablo Valley College, Evergreen Valley College, Feather River College, Folsom Lake College, Foothill College, Fresno City College, Gavilan College, Hartnell College, Lake Tahoe Community College, Laney College, Las Positas College, Lasson College, Los Medanos College, Mendocino College, Merritt College, Mission College, Merced College, Modesto College, Monterey Peninsula College, Napa Valley College, Ohlone College, Porterville College, Reedley College, Sacramento City College, San Joaquin Delta College, San Jose City College, Santa Barbara City College, Santa Rosa Junior College, Shasta College, Sierra College, Skyline College, Solano Community College, Taft College, West Hills College Coalinga, West Hills College Lemoore, West Valley College, Woodland Community College, Yuba College

Erika Perez

Transfer Admissions Counselor
(951) 827-3903
Also speaks: Spanish

Serves: Antelope Valley College, Cerro Coso Community College, Citrus College, Cypress College, East Los Angeles College, Glendale Community College, Los Angeles Mission College, Los Angeles Pierce College, Los Angeles Southwest College, Los Angeles Valley College, Moorpark College, Oxnard College, Pasadena City College, San Bernardino Valley College, Santa Monica College, West Los Angeles College

Diana Medina

Transfer Admissions Counselor
(951) 827-4445


For International Students

Mandy Loh

Assistant Director of International and Out-of-State Recruitment and Evaluation
+1 (951) 827-4410
Also speaks: Cantonese

Kim Menchavez

International Admissions Specialist
+1 (951) 827-6701
Also speaks: Tagalog

Andrej Molchan

International Admissions Specialist
+1 (951) 827-3678
Also speaks: German

David Dai

China Regional International Recruitment Specialist
+86 18600931088


For Out-of-State Students

Mandy Loh

Assistant Director of International and Out-of-State Recruitment and Evaluation
(951) 827-4410
Also speaks: Cantonese

Gabriel Hernandez

Out-of-State Admissions Specialist
(951) 827-5492
Also speaks: Spanish



For Military/Veteran Students

Tami Thacker

Veterans Services Coordinator
(951) 827-2099

Patrick Napier

School Certifying Official/Financial Aid
(951) 827-6162

Ernesto Esqueda

Transfer Admissions Counselor
(951) 827-1247
Also speaks: Spanish


Community Outreach and Engagement

Allura Davis

Admissions Counselor
(951) 827-6344


Undergraduate Admissions Leadership

Emily D Engelschall

(951) 827-3986

Alex Ruiz

Associate Director
(951) 827-5045
Also speaks: Spanish

Debbie Jaurigue

Associate Director of Recruitment and Evaluation
(951) 827-3893


Contact Our Office


University of California, Riverside
Undergraduate Admissions
900 University Ave.
3106 Student Services Building
Riverside, CA 92521

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Pacific Time Zone)
Phone: (951) 827-3411