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Get guaranteed admission, free college credits, summer research opportunities and year-round support.

Future transfer students: create a rock-solid pathway to UCR. See programs for California community college students, Puente Project students, Mt. San Jacinto College students and STEM students, too.

The Transfer Admission Guarantee Program (TAG)

If you follow the path laid out by our TAG Program, you could earn guaranteed admission to UCR.

By completing a series of classes at your California community college (and meeting other eligibility requirements), you can “TAG” to UCR.

The UC Transfer Admission Planner (TAP) serves as both your progress tracker and your TAG application.

Plan to submit your application September 1-30, 2016, for Fall Quarter 2017. You may only TAG to one UC.

See TAG requirements and learn how to apply.


Transferring to a UC Just Got Easier

If you are a California community college student, the new UC Transfer Pathways gives you a crystal-clear roadmap to transfer to a UC (including UCR!).

If you follow a Transfer Pathway, you take a single set of courses designed to both prepare for admission and graduate on time.

Transfer Pathways covers 10 of UC’s most popular majors and there are plans to create 11 more.

Note: Following a Transfer Pathway doesn't guarantee admission, but it does give you a clear roadmap to make yourself a competitive candidate.

UC Transfer Pathways Program
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UC Riverside Puente Connection

We created Puente Connection to provide Puente Project Participants, or “Puentistas,” with more opportunities to connect with UCR and build leadership skills.

Our Puente Connection student organization is the first of its kind in the UC system and provides continual support to Puentistas who enroll at UCR.

Puente Connection mentors are former community college Puentistas that have transferred to UCR. They provide a student perspective on topics such as the application process, financial aid, professors, student life and more.

Puente Connection

Attend the 9th Annual UCR Puente Leadership Conference
June 20-July 1, 2016

Future Leaders

Future Leaders: Apply for the UCR Puente Leadership Conference! It’s a FREE 10-day residential program at UCR that brings together Puente Project participants from community colleges throughout California.

60 students will be selected to engage in activities that promote academics, leadership and community involvement. Participants will learn how to run a successful campaign, discuss issues affecting students in higher education and exchange ideas with Puentistas from across the state!

APPLY NOW for the 2016 UCR Puente Leadership Conference.

Read about the Puente Leadership Conference in UCR Today.

For more information, please contact:
Jessica Verazas
Admissions Counselor

Smart Start

Mt. San Jacinto College Students

Earn three transferable units the fast way - enroll in the Smart Start Transfer Academy (SSTA), a UCR summer residential program. You'll complete a three-unit course in just 11 days! Did we mention it's free?

Smart Start Program

The 5th Annual Smart Start Academy
Dates: June 20-July 1
Course: To be determined
Professor: To be determined
Application Deadline: April 18, 2015

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For application information, please contact Admissions Counselor Jolene Sedita.

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)

Through the STEM Pathway Program, UCR partners with local community colleges to help Hispanic and low-income students transfer to four-year universities and pursue STEM degrees.

The Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) provides UCR transfer students with everything from internships and research opportunities, to their annual Wind Turbine Design Competition.

Learn more.

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The College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences (CNAS) provides UCR transfer students with faculty-mentored research opportunities, career counseling and a Summer Bridge to Research Program that includes a $5000 stipened.

Learn more.

General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

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