Resources for Students

Are you a current or prospective transfer student? Use these resources from a variety of organizations to empower your transfer journey and achieve your academic goals.

We maintain a living Google sheet that contains a helpful list of resources for transfer students ranging from advice for transfer students, academic support, basic needs and social activities. You can find this document below, and some other popular links.

If you would like the Office of the Transfer Student Representative to present any of this information, please send an email to

  • Current Transfer Students
  • Transfer Resources Google Sheet
    The Office the Transfer Student Representative maintains a living Google sheet that contains a helpful list of resources for transfer students ranging from advice for transfer students, academic support, basic needs and social activities.

    ASUCD Transfer, Veterans, and Reentry Student Committee
    The TRVC seeks to advocate for the unique interests and needs of transfer, reentry, and veteran students of UC Davis. 

    Avenue B
    AvenueB is designed to help community college transfer students smoothly transition to UC Davis, and ultimately, a career in the biological sciences. 

    Avenue E
    AvenueE is designed to help community college transfer students smoothly transition to UC Davis, and ultimately, a career in engineering or computer science.

    CA&ES Career Discovery Group for First Year Transfer Student Program
    Career Discovery Groups (CDG), a partnership between the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Internship and Career Center, give freshmen and first-year transfer students an opportunity to explore career possibilities and make academic choices for future success. All College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences (CA&ES) freshmen and first-year transfer students are welcome.

    Chemistry Peer Mentor Program
    The Chemistry Peer Mentoring Program aims at helping first-year undergraduate and first-year transfer students majoring in chemistry transition into college life at UC Davis. The year-long mentorship will consist of weekly one-on-one meetings with mentees and mentors and monthly community building meetings along with other individually planned mentor-mentee activities.

    Collective (Student Recruitment and Retention Center)
    Collective provides both academic and social support to empower transfer, re-entry, parent, and all non-traditional students to succeed in higher education. Collective is part of the Student Recruitment and Retention Center (SRRC) - student-run and student-initiated programs created for students, by students.

    First Year Seminar
    First-Year Seminars are an exciting program of small, innovative classes that reflect instructor’s intellectual interests. First-Year Seminars are open to incoming transfer students.

    Mentor-Mentee Program in Humanities, Arts, Cultural Studies and Social Sciences
    The Mentor-Mentee Program in Humanities, Arts, Cultural Studies, and Social Sciences pairs graduate student mentors with second year and new transfer (third year) undergraduates in the humanities and social sciences to introduce students to academic research and build research and analytical skills. 

    New first year and transfer students attend a three-part program to prepare for their first quarter at UC Davis: Aggie 101, Aggie Advising, and Orientation.

    Solano Park Apartments
    Solano Park is available primarily to full-time students with children. Regular community events include potlucks, children’s crafts and games, and health awareness activities.

    The Green
    The Green at West Village primarily houses transfer students. The Green offers students a variety of amenities while conveniently located adjacent to the core campus.

    Transfer Edge (Summer Programs)
    Transfer Edge is a 6-week, 6 unit summer online program for newly admitted transfer students that offers participants the opportunity to fulfill two courses, a First-Year Seminar and an upper-division University Writings Program course.

    University Honors Program
    UHP can be a great benefit to transfer students, providing a community of dedicated, high-achieving colleagues; access to faculty and a small, close-knit transfer seminar; and supportive counselors to guide students through their years as an Aggie.
  • Prospective Transfer Students
  • Students: Taking Charge of Your Transfer Success, January 2022
    Resource developed in partnership with the Student Senate for California Community Colleges identifying ways students can take charge of their transfer success based on the four key factors of the Transfer Capacity-Building Framework.

    Plan Your Transfer
    Visit this webpage to help you plan your transfer to UC Davis. 

    A Degree with a Guarantee - California Community Colleges Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT)
    The ADT is a special degree that guarantees California community colleges students a saved spot in a CSUUCHistorically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCU)Western Governors University (fully online university) or participating non-profit, independent colleges in California. Learn more.

    UC Davis Transfer Opportunity Program (TOP)
    The TOP brings UC Davis admission advisors onto select community college campuses in Northern California. Each participating college has a dedicated UC Davis advisor who is on campus and is available to help you turn your community college units into a four-year degree. Find your college's TOP admission advisor. 

    Transfer Academic Planner (TAP)
    UC TAP is a free online tool to help prospective UC transfer students track and plan their coursework. The UC TAP tool is designed for use by students transferring from California community colleges.The information you input in your TAP can also be transferred to the UC application when you are ready to apply.

    University of California Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG)
    The TAG program offers CCC participants early review of your academic records, early admission notification, and specific guidance about major preparation and general education coursework. Find out how to apply.

    This online system shows how the course credits you earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another.

    California Virtual Campus – Online Education Initiative (CVC-OEI)
    CVC-OEI is a catalog of all the online courses at California Community Colleges. It is a collaborative effort among CCCs to ensure that significantly more students are able to complete their educational goals by increasing both access to and success in high-quality online courses.
    This step-by-step guide helps you find an secure the right kinds of aid to fund your community college experience.

    Higher Learning for Higher Earning - California Community Colleges Bachelor’s Degree Program
    The California Community Colleges (CCC) Bachelor’s Degree helps make it easier and more affordable to get a bachelor’s degree in fields not typically offered by universities (e.g., Dental Hygiene, Automotive Technology, Mortuary Science). Find a list of CCC bachelor’s degree programs in your area.