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STEP into 2023

STEP into 2023 on the right foot. Join this summer transition program created with YOU in mind.

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Meet with a Peer Coach

You might have A LOT of questions UC San Diego, classes, and much  more - and who better to ask than a current Triton Transfer? Our coaches are here for you. Learn more about our Triton Transfer Peer Coaches, and make an appointment!

Transfer Peer Coaching

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Virtual Care Package

Joining us for the next academic year? View the Virtual Care Package made just for you by your transfer peer coaches!

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View the New Transfer Student Guide

Once admitted, it can be difficult to prioritize as a new transfer student. A New Transfer Student Guide was created by our transfer peer coaches to ensure you are making the most out of your time at UC San Diego before and during your first quarter.

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Summer Programs for Transfers

We have a wealth of options for you to get involved before you step foot on campus. Find what interests you! Select "Incoming UCSD Transfer" in Education Level on the left for transfer-specific opportunities.

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Research Programs for Summer of Transfer

UC San Diego is known for its wonderful research opportunities. There are few specific program open to students only during the summer when they transfer to UCSD. These have deadlines that come soon after accepting your admission to UCSD. Please see boxes below if any of these are the best fit for you. Interested in research but want to wait until Fall quarter or later? Check out all the opportunities open during the academic year and beyond at UCSD in the button below.

ROOTS Program

The Biology Research Opportunity and Orientation for Transfer Students (ROOTS) is a new NSF-funded program to help transfer students build laboratory skills and find a research position immediately upon starting at UCSD. ROOTS is a four-week workshop prior to the start of fall quarter for incoming transfer students to learn and practice basic molecular biology laboratory skills in a supportive setting while meeting other transfer students and networking with UCSD Biology faculty seeking student researchers.

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STARTneuro is a competitive program that trains, mentors, and funds diverse transfer students as they enter neuroscience research. Our program begins with a summer research training program to ramp students up on key neuroscience techniques and facilitates lab placements with faculty mentors during the school year. STARTneuro also provides ongoing mentorship and workshops to prepare students to apply for Ph.D. programs. Our program funds 10-15 students to work full-time in labs over the summer, as well as part-time during the school year.

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Preparing for Transfer Shock

Many of us find the transition to a new institution surprisingly stressful with all the new classes and experiences. Read about and watch how you can prevent transfer shock.

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Incoming Student FAQs

As an incoming student, you may have a ton of questions. Have no fear, our FAQs are here!

Frequently Asked Questions

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New Students

Find step-by-step support for newly admitted international students.

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Find information on immigration advising to day-to-day life.


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All questions regarding transferring credits can be directed to

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All questions regarding housing options can be directed to

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Financial Aid

Questions regarding your financial aid package or disbursements can be directed to

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Prospective Students

We are excited you are interested in coming to UC San Diego!

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Counselors: Transfer Student Success as an assortment of presentations and workshops focused on UCSD transfer resources, services, and topics. Schedule a presentation with, and we will work together to meet the needs of your students. 

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