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Continue Your Journey at UCR!

Your hard work has put your goals within reach. UCR can help bring them closer. Our award-winning faculty will mentor you. Our diverse campus community will embrace you. And our transfer-specific resources will help you along your path to a degree — and beyond!

Follow your heart to UCR and apply today!

 

 

Transfer Costs, Fees & Financial Aid

You can afford a UC education! The cost of attending UCR is extremely competitive compared with other University of California campuses and private schools. Living in Riverside is also considerably less expensive than living in nearby Los Angeles, Orange County or San Diego. Read on to learn more about the programs available to help you pay for your UCR degree and how much that degree costs.

 

Financial Aid

A UC degree is more affordable than you might think! Grants, scholarships, loans and work-study is offered to qualified students by UCR’s Financial Aid office.

89%

of UCR transfer students receive some form of financial aid.

73%

of those who receive financial aid have their full fees covered by grants and/or scholarships.

(Financial Aid Office, 2017–18)
 

UCR Financial Aid Applications School Codes

FAFSA: 001316
California Dream Act Application: 00136

To qualify for financial aid, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application each year by March 2.

 

Additional Aid

UC Riverside Foundation Scholarships

The UC Riverside Foundation offers scholarships, fellowships, internships, prizes, awards and loans to qualifying UCR students. Use the online database to search for aid based on your college, major, financial need, career goals and more. scholarships.ucr.edu

Work-Study

Eligible students can earn money for school through an approved on- or off-campus work-study job. Funds can only be used during the academic year, and you must meet financial need, academic and other requirements to maintain your eligibility. careers.ucr.edu


Aid for California Residents

The state of California offers a number of financial aid programs for residents, including those listed below. The programs offer qualifying students grants and scholarships that do not need to be repaid to cover tuition, fees and related expenses (like books, housing and transportation). To be eligible, complete your FAFSA or California Dream Act Application by the March 2 deadline each year, and make sure your Cal Grant GPA Verification Form was submitted to the California Student Aid Commission by your community college.

Middle Class Scholarship Program

If your family has up to $171,000 in annual income and assets, and you meet other residency, income and academic requirements, you could have up to 40 percent of your UC systemwide tuition and fees covered by this scholarship. go.ucr.edu/mcs

Cal Grant

If you meet GPA, family income, residency, academic and other requirements, you can get grant money that will cover some of your educational costs and fees. csac.ca.gov/pod/cal-grant-gpa-information

Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan

If your total annual family income is less than $80,000, and you meet other residency, income and academic requirements, you could have 100 percent of your UC systemwide tuition and fees covered by grants and scholarships through this plan. Students with greater financial need can qualify for additional aid to cover expenses like books, housing and transportation. universityofcalifornia.edu/blueandgold 

Additional Aid from the State of California

Check out more state of California financial aid programs on the California Student Aid Commission. csac.ca.gov/financial-aid-programs


 

2018–19 Estimated Costs for California Resident Undergraduates

  Living with Parents Living in Residence Halls Living in Campus Apartments Living off Campus
Tuition and Fees* $15,602 $15,602 $15,602 $15,602
Room and Board $6,375 $17,475 $10,500 $10,625
Books/Supplies $1,400 $1,400 $1,400 $1,400
Transportation $1,475 $650 $1,250 $1,250
Personal Expenses $1,600 $1,525 $1,675 $1,675
Total $26,452 $36,652 $30,427 $30,552

*Tuition and fees are estimates and are subject to Regental approval. Fees are of August 2018, and are subject to change.

Incoming transfer students will also be charged the mandatory $90 Highlander Orientation Fee, as well as the $165 One-Time Document Fee charged to all new students.

View estimated costs for out-of-state and international undergraduates.

Student Health Insurance Plan

Tuition and fees include Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) enrollment. SHIP is a comprehensive, affordable health insurance plan for undergraduate students. The Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) plan provides covered students with access to a network of doctors, hospitals and other health care providers. SHIP also includes dental and vision care. 

Estimated SHIP (Student Health Insurance Plan) = $1,775 
Fees including SHIP = $15,602; fees if SHIP is waived = $13,827

  UCR Net Price Calculator

Fill out the helpful form at go.ucr.edu/estimate to get an estimate of what your full-time cost of attendance and financial aid package at UCR could be.

 

Student Profile - Christopher Houston
“UCR has exceptional programs, great people and great support programs on campus. If feels like they don't want you to fail.”

 

Christopher Houston, transferred from Santa Monica College
Sociology Major

Applying to UCR

As a top-ranking university, UCR sets high admission standards. Incoming students are selected based on a wide range of criteria: academic performance, and the potential for success as an undergraduate. Prepare for admission to UCR with the Transfer Admission Checklist.

2.4

Minimum Transfer GPA Requirement

22:1

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

 

Guarantee Your Place at UCR!

Through the Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program your California Community College coursework and grades can ensure your admission to UCR. Here's how:

  1. Create Your Transfer Admission Planner (TAP). TAP is an online tool where you can track and plan the community college coursework you need to complete to be admitted to UCR. It's also your TAG application! Build your TAP today!
  2. Satisfy Your TAG Requirements. To qualify for TAG, you need to complete a minimum of 30 UC-transferrable units at your community college. Those units include first and second semesters of English composition, and the minimum math required by your major. Each major also has GPA requirements, which are outlined in the Getting into Your Major section below.
  3. Submit Your TAG Application. UCR offers fall and winter quarter admission to transfer students. Before you apply for admission, log in to your TAP to complete the UCR TAG application within the filing period for your chosen quarter: May 1–31 for winter admission; Sept. 1–30 for fall admission.
  4. Complete Your TAG Contract. Get ready to transfer to UCR by taking the classes necessary to complete a total of 60 UC-transferrable units at your community college. This will include any prep courses specified by your major. Don’t forget about your GPA requirements!
  5. Apply to UCR. All that's left to do is submit your UCR application within the filing period for your chosen quarter: July 1–31 for winter admission; Nov. 1–30 for fall admission. Visit go.ucr.edu/apply when it's time to apply.

 

Secure your admission to UCR with TAG!

Learn More


Getting into Your Major

  • For All Majors

    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 California Community College 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.org 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.

  • Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering Requirements

    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.org 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.

    Learn more about transferring to BCOE.

  • College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Requirements

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

    Prerequisites
    Use ASSIST.org 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.

    Learn more about transferring to CHASS.

  • College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Requirements

    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.org 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 2.7 minimum GPA.

    Learn more about being a CNAS student. 

  • Graduate School of Education Requirements

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

    Prerequisites
    Use ASSIST.org 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.

    Learn more about transferring to GSOE.

  • School of Business Requirements

    Breadth Requirements
    Complete IGETC or the UCR breadth pattern for the School of Business.

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

    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.

    Learn more about being a School of Business student.

  • School of Public Policy Requirements

    Breadth Requirements
    Complete IGETC or the UCR breadth pattern for the School of Public Policy (SPP). 

    Prerequisites
    Use ASSIST.org 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.

    Learn more about being an SPP student.

Click here for specific transfer requirements for non-residents.


How to Apply

Gather Your Information
Before you begin, find out what important information is needed for an accurate admission application.

Personal Insight Questions 
Express who you are, what matters to you and what you want to share with us by answering one required and an additional three out of seven personal insight questions.

Complete the UC Application
The UC application opens on July 1 for winter admission and Aug. 1 for fall admission. The fee is $70 for each UC. You can apply for a fee waiver — provided you have your family’s income and the number of people supported by it — when you fill out the application. The winter application filing period is July 1–31. The fall application filing period is Nov. 1-30. If you have difficulties, contact  info@applyucsupport.net or (800) 207-1710.

After You Apply
Once you've submitted your application, there are just a  few more steps to complete the process. These include printing your receipt, ordering test score reports, and updating your grades and course records.

UCR Undergraduate Admissions will email instructions on how to access your My UCR admission portal account. Log in regularly to check your admission status, respond to messages, and track important dates and deadlines. Winter admission notifications begin in September. Fall admission notifications begin in March.

Student Profile: Daniela Jarquin
“UCR taught me how many resources I need to achieve a good grade in the classes I’m taking, that includes going to office hours and going to supplemental instruction. … UCR has provided a lot of resources to help me succeed.”

 

Daniela Jarquin, transferred from Victor Valley College
Neuroscience Major

Resources & Support

UCR is dedicated to your continued success on your degree journey, and offers a range of programs and resources to support you along your path to degree. Get guidance from faculty and student mentors. Excel in your courses with the help of a tutor or study group. Connect with a wellness department to take care of your physical, mental and emotional health. Develop as a leader in a campus organization.

  • Academic Success

    Make a smooth academic transition to UCR with the guidance of faculty and student mentors through transfer programs offered by our colleges and schools:

    Get academic support, discover dedicated resources, attend special events and connect with other transfer students through the Transfer Success Program. Transfer students can also register for Student Life's First Year Mentor Program and connect with experienced/trained student leaders who answer questions and provide support throughout your first year.

  • Campus Safety

    Safety is a top priority at UCR. We have a 24/7, on-campus police department, an emergency notification system that sends text alerts, a no-tolerance policy against sexual violence and secure residence halls with video surveillance, restricted card access and live-in staff. At night, our Community Service Officers patrol halls and parking lots, and Campus Safety Escorts accompany students across campus. police.ucr.edu

  • Career Center

    Every quarter, the Career Center offers over 70 events, including career fairs, skill-building workshops, employer information sessions and networking meet-ups with representatives from top companies. Take advantage of programming and resources specific for transfer students. Use the Career Center's HandShake tool to search for jobs and internships on campus and off. careers.ucr.edu

  • Ethnic & Gender Programs

    Discover community, find mentors and develop as a leader with the eight offices that make up Ethnic & Gender Programs:

    Participate in service projects, educational initiatives and campus celebrations by joining a cultural organization. deanofstudents.ucr.edu/equitydiversity

  • Parents/Guardians

    As a parent/guardian of a UCR student, you have access to many resources that will help you to support your student during this journey. Learn how to get involved and stay connected, and find out how we will keep your student safe, happy and healthy. parents.ucr.edu

  • For Student Parents

    From childcare to housing, transportation to legal services, nurture the development of your family with these campus programs and accommodations.

    Cub Club invites your child to cheer on the NCAA Division I Highlanders Athletics Program. The annual membership includes free admission to all regular season home athletic events, a birthday card from mascot Scotty, discounts and more. 

    UCR’s Early Childhood Services (ECS) provides a warm and welcoming environment for children between the ages of two months and five years. Qualifying undergraduate students — primarily Pell Grant recipients — can have full daycare tuition and meals covered for their children. 

    Oban Family Housing is a collection of one- and two-bedroom apartment homes directly adjacent to the UCR campus. UCR’s ECS and Riverside’s public and private schools are nearby. 

    Private lactation rooms are available on campus for breast-feeding mothers. Refrigerator, plush seating and sanitary provisions are provided.

    R'Kids is a student organization that provides support for students, faculty and staff who have children, are expecting children, or will have children. Parents can discuss experiences, learn from each other and offer advice, while their children are involved in activities and entertainment.

    Scotty Cubs and Parents is a student-parent run support group that creates a safe space for students with families. Discussion topics have included: birthing stories, balancing school, home and baby, parenthood, relationships, academic success, and student life at UCR. Scotty Cubs and Parents is sponsored by the Women’s Resource Center (WRC) and R'Kids .

    The SRC Child Care program lets you work out at the Student Recreation Center (SRC) while your child (infant through 15 years) plays in the safe and secure child care area. 

    The UCR Family Resource Guide , created by a student-parent group, lists campus and community resources available to student parents, including child care, housing, health and nutrition.

    SRC Youth Programs take place during the summer, and introduce children (ages 5–14) to sports and educational instruction.

  • Student Health & Wellness Services

    UCR focuses on all facets of well-being. We offer many campus resources to help you meet all of your goals, such as support groups, tutoring, community service, employment, emergency food resources, sports and health care — which is all included in your tuition. studentwellness.ucr.edu 

  • Student Life

    Have fun and make friends! UCR offer incredible social opportunities with concerts, music festivals, fun fairs, cultural celebrations, guest speakers, film series, theater productions, poets, performers and more than 450 student organizations — including transfer-specific organizations! Student Life also hosts special programs just for transfer students. studentlife.ucr.edu 

  • Transportation

    Classes, shops and dining are within walking distance of the UCR campus. For distant locations, UCR students can ride RTA buses for free — just show your R'Card! The campus is near two Metrolink stations that will connect you to destinations in Riverside, San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Orange Counties. parking.ucr.edu

  • Undergraduate Education

    At UCR, learning extends far beyond the classroom. Challenge yourself in our rigorous University Honors program. Participate in research projects with our renowned faculty. Intern for a government agency or NGO in Sacramento or Washington, D.C. Create and facilitate your own 1-unit course with R'Courses. Ace your classes and prep for graduate school exams with help from the Academic Resource Center. ue.ucr.edu 

Transfer Resources

Transfer Dates & Deadlines

Find the dates of instruction at registrar.ucr.edu.

 

Winter Admission

May 1–31

Submit the TAG application 

July 1

Access the UC application

July 1–31

Submit your UC application

September

Admission notifications begin

Mid-September

Deadline to complete the Transfer Academic Update 

Oct. 15

Deadline to submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR)

 

Fall Admission

Aug. 1

Access the UC application

Sept. 1–30

Submit your TAG application 

Nov. 1–30

Submit your UC application

Jan. 31

Deadline to complete the Transfer Academic Update

March

Admission notifications begin

June 1

Deadline to submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR)

 

Financial Aid

Oct. 1

Access the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  and GPA form to apply for financial aid (UCR school code: 001316)

Jan. 1

Access the California Dream Act Application at dream.csac.ca.gov (UCR school code: 00136)

June 1

Deadline to submit your FAFSA or California Dream Act Application, and verify that a certified GPA was submitted to the California Student Aid Commission by your community college

 

Housing

March 1

Housing contract available

May 10

Deadline to submit housing contract and first payment

 

 

Meet Your Counselor

For Transfer Students


Jessica Verazas

Assistant Director of Transfer Recruitment and Evaluation
(951) 827-7689
jessica.verazas@ucr.edu

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

Ernesto Esqueda

Transfer Admissions Counselor
Military Admissions Counselor
(951) 827-1247
ernesto.esqueda@ucr.edu

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
ana.morales@ucr.edu

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
yesenia.velazco@ucr.edu

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
erika.perez@ucr.edu

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
diana.medina@ucr.edu

 

 

 

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