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Preparing transfers for the University of California!


Transfer Academy

Learn how to transfer and experience what it's like to be a UC student!

Transfer Academy is a 3-day, 2-night residential program at UC Merced for all current community college students who are interested in transferring to a UC campus.

Participating students will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about research opportunities at the University of California
  • Meet with Admissions Evaluators and receive feedback on your admissions eligibility
  • Live in the residential halls and experience life as a UC Merced college student
  • Network with transfer students who've made it and get their tips on how to do it yourself too

What are the requirements for Transfer Academy?

  • Be enrolled and currently attending a California Community College
  • Have completed at least 15 transferable units at a California Community College
  • Have completed at least one UC-transferable English or Math with a C grade or higher
  • Have a Transfer Admissions Planner (TAP) with an updated "Coursework" section
  • Submit your online application and additional documents for Transfer Academy by the deadline.

Program Cost: 

  • Transfer Academy is a free of cost. Housing, meals, and program supplies will be provided to all participants. 


Transfer Academy Program #1:

  • June 10 - June 12, 2022 (Open to Central Valley Community College students only). 
  • *Priority registration deadline: May 20, 2022 at 11:59 PM PST 


Transfer Academy Program #2:

  • July 22 - July 24, 2022 (Open to all CA Community College students).
  • *Priority registration deadline: July 1, 2022 at 11:59 PM PST

For additional questions or concerns, please contact:

Sheila Xiong: or 209-201-5583


*Spots are limited and students are encouraged to apply by priority registration. Applications received after priority registration will still be considered.