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Transfer Edge

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Transfer Edge

What is Transfer Edge?

The Transfer Edge program is an exciting opportunity we hope you will consider. Transfer Edge is a 6-week, 6 unit program that offers participants the opportunity to fulfill two courses, a First-Year Seminar designed to introduce transfer students to the research university and an upper-division University Writings Program course.

Students will gain access and exposure to student support services and other opportunities UC Davis has to offer. Transfer Edge is also a great way to become acquainted with other newly admitted students.

Benefits of Participating in Transfer Edge

Participating in Transfer Edge helps raise success towards retention and graduation.  Previous Transfer Edge cohorts have gone on to perform very well in their classes, with an average first-year GPA of 3.28.  Transfer Edge is an opportunity to meet other transfer students, form bonds, and have a support system with other students that you can relate to.  Many former Transfer Edge students keep in touch after the program and support each other during their time at  UC Davis.

Testimonies of Past Transfer Edge Participants

 “I loved the program and I am extremely grateful to have been a part of this journey. This has been an unforgettable summer quarter that has not only prepared me academically but has made my transition from a small community college to a big university so smooth. UC Davis feels like home and I thank this program for helping me.” 

“I just want to say thank you to all those who are in charge of this program. I am deeply appreciative of my time in Transfer Edge, and I feel a whole lot less anxious ... I feel prepared and excited for the Fall Quarter.”

“After [Transfer Edge], I feel like no matter what challenges I face at UC Davis, I know I will have a team of people ready to support me. I know how to access any help if I need it, and I draw strength from that community.”

Students Who Participate in Transfer Edge Will:

  • Have access to and support from the Academic Assistance & Tutoring Center

  • Engage in workshops and other social experiences

  • Develop enhanced learning strategies for academic achievement

  • Build relationships with faculty and key student support resources on campus 

Events and Activities


All students admitted to Transfer Edge will attend a pre-program orientation. 

The orientation will cover expectations and guidelines. Students are expected to participate and have their cameras on.

The date and time will be announced in mid-to-late June.


All activities will follow health and safety guidelines outlined by University Policy. 

To get the best experience and benefits from the program, students are encouraged to attend and actively participate with their camera on.

You can expect activities, such as:

  • How to succeed in a remote learning course 

  • Virtual Movie Night

  • Transfer Enrollment Workshop

  • Campus tips and tricks

  • Time Management Workshop

  • Grad School Prep Workshop

  • Internship Opportunities Information Session

  • Mindfulness, Meditation, and Yoga Time

  • Virtual FitLife classes

  • Campus Scavenger Hunt

  • Social Mixers

2022 Program

Program Description
Eligibility First Generation and underrepresented student groups are encouraged to apply
Session Summer Session II
Dates 8/01/2022 - 9/08/2022
College Letters and Science
Housing Based on health and safety conditions there may be limited on campus housing opportunities. More information to be determined at a later time.
Courses UWP 101, First-Year Seminar
Fees Summer tuition rates apply for courses. There is no additional fee to participate in the program.
Program Contact

Jeff Katz

Email:, Phone: (530) 752-7611

Application Check back in Spring 2022
Deadline to apply June 1