For transfer students


Programs/initiatives that support transitioning to UCSB

In the Summer

Transfer Edge: An experience designed to immerse incoming transfer students

GUIDES Transfer Summer Orientation (GTSO): A multi-day orientation hosted by Associated Students
MESA Successful Transition Program (M-STP): A 3-week transition program for students in STEM fields

Orientation (for students): A 2-day complete orientation experience 

Orientation (for parents/families): A 1-day experience for parents/family members

Problem-based Initiatives for Powerful Engagement and Learning in Naval Engineering and Science (PIPELINES): An 8-week immersive experience for science and engineering students

Summer Transfer Transition Program (STTP): An 8-day Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) experience
Transfer Talks: A space to meet other incoming transfer students

In the Fall

FirstGen Scholars Welcome: Connect with first-gen faculty and staff, and build your community

New Student Convocation: A ceremonial induction into the university

Week of Welcome Activities (Residence Halls Association): A list of welcome events and activities

Week of Welcome Activities (Student Affairs): A list of welcome events and activites


Coffee & Community: A weekly space for first-gen transfer students

Transfer Student Alliance: An Associated Students organization that eases the transition to UCSB

Transfer Student Mentoring Program: Incoming transfer students are paired with a senior transfer student
Transfer Student Resources on GauchoSpace: Gain access to a multitude of resources

Underground Scholars: Peer-driven support for formerly incarcerated students

Courses that support transitioning to UCSB

ED 117M: Motivation and Learning for Academic Success

ED 118: The Research University and the Transfer Student Experience

INT W120: Transferring to the Research University

INT W188C: Transfer Exploration Seminar in Communication

INT W188E: Transfer Exploration Seminar in Economics

INT 111AA-ZZ: Entering STEM Disciplines

INT 112E: Entering Economics

INT 136AA-ZZ: Engaging Humanities Learning Community for Transfer Students

INT 186AA-ZZ: Transfer Exploration Seminars

INT 187AA-ZZ: Transfer Discovery & Linked Seminars
MATH 190: Special Topics in Mathematics

Video & social media resources

A Day in the Life of UC Santa Barbara

Transfer Student Experience

Transfer Student Center
Transfer Student Center on Facebook
Transfer Student Center on Instagram

GOLD 101 Basics

GOLD 101 Academic Progress & Major Progress Check

GOLD 101 Schedule Planning 

College of Letters & Science Academic Advising 

College of Creative Studies 

College of Engineering