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Triton Transfer Ally Training

Within this self-paced training, learn about research-based transfer experiences and apply it to your unique role. Earn badges as you complete each module! Upon completion, you will be an "expert" in transfer student success and receive a certificate as well as your very own Triton Transfer Ally pin and e-sticker.

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The Transfer Student Success staff are experts on transfer student research and the undergraduate transfer student experience here at UC San Diego. View information about transfer students at UC San Diego.

Presentation & Workshop Requests

Transfer Student Success is growing it's toolkit for faculty and staff support. Our current presentation and workshops include:

For students:

  • Triton Transfer Hub overview
  • TRANSFERable Skills: Marketing Your Unique Experiences
  • Maximizing Your Second Year as a Transfer
  • Essential Leadership Skills You Can Build Today
  • The Insiders Guide to Transfer Student Success (for incoming/new students)

For faculty, staff, and student staff

  • Triton Transfer Hub overview
  • Transfer Students at UC San Diego - overview and best practices

Please contact TSS Program Manager, Jackie Duerr ( to arrange a day and time for your population.

Relevant Research

Interested in brushing up on your transfer student knowledge? We will post new articles every quarter for you to peruse at your leasure. If you would like to discuss how to implement findings into your role, feel free to contact TSS Program Manager, Jackie Duerr ( 

Fall 2020 (theme: transfer transition)

Fisher, A., Demetriou, C., & Hall, D. (2013, March). Transfer United: partnerships to foster transfer student success. In Bold without Boundaries: 2013 NASPA Annual Conference, Orlando, FL (pp. 16-20).

Flaga, C. T. (2006). The process of transition for community college transfer students. Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 30(1), 3-19.

Laanan, F. S. (2001). Transfer student adjustment. New directions for community colleges, 2001(114), 5-13.

Stewart, J., & Martinello, F. (2012). Are Transfer Students Different? An Examination of First-Year Grades and Course Withdrawals. Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 42(1), 25-42.

Townsend, B. K. (2008). “Feeling like a freshman again”: The transfer student transition. New Directions for Higher Education, 2008(144), 69-77.


Archived Articles

Were you a transfer student?

Faculty and staff are welcome to share their transfer experience and advice by providing a Faculty/Staff profile.

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20-21 Incoming Student Data


2019-2020 Listening Campaign Results