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Resources for Current Triton Transfers

Looking for support with all things Transfer? The Triton Transfer Hub staff is here to support! Whether it is where to get started with research opportunities, adjusting to the quarter system, or getting involved in your college or around campus, we are here for you! General questions, reach out to the hub at

Summer Workshop Mini Guides

Over the past summer we hosted a variety of helpful resource centers to share about all things transfer at UCSD. They told us awesome tips about everything from parking to internships? Click the button below to check out our notes and recordings. 

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Resources Around UCSD

Looking for support? There is opportunity for help all around you. It's just about knowing where to look. Take a look at this list of resources. Can't find what you're looking for? Email us at


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Learn what college would be best for you as a transfer! You can find information about each college’s GE’s, advising services, mission, and other cool info to help you make the best choice for your needs.


The mission of OASIS (Office of Academic Support & Instructional Services) is to facilitate the intellectual and personal development of UC San Diego students, particularly underrepresented and underserved students. Through a challenging and supportive environment that emphasizes collaboration, validation, equity, and social justice, OASIS contributes significantly to students’ retention, achievement, learning, and empowerment.

Office for Students with Disabilities

The Office for Students with Disabilities (OSD) is here to help you with any accommodations or services you may need as a result of psychological, psychiatric, learning, attention, chronic health, physical, vision, hearing, acquired brain injuries, and autism, among other areas. 

  • Events
    • OSD Art Exhibit
    • OSD Talks
  • Resources
    • Aira
    • Commencement Activity
    • Emergency Preparedness
    • Ride Services
    • Parking
    • Rental for Wheelchairs and Crutches
    • Clubs dna Organizations
    • Scholarships
  • Location
    • University Center 202
  • Contact

SPACES – Student Promoted Access Center for Education and Service

SPACES is a student initiated, student run program located in Price Center that aims to increase access to higher education, increase retention of UCSD undergraduates, and increase access to postgraduate education. Some of the free programs they provide are:

  • Free programs
  • 24-hr study jams during finals week
  • The Collective Voice
  • Booklending Program
  • Graduate school tours
  • Student taught practicum courses

Teaching + Learning Commons

The Commons offers tutoring, research, and other kinds of student support to promote student academic success and increase access to education. They’re a great resource to help you make the transition to a 4-year institution! Some services include:

  • Academic Support
    • Tutoring and Group Study
    • Learning Strategies Workshops & Consultations
      • Vary
    • Supplemental Instruction (SI)
      • Vary
    • Writing Support 
    • Summer Success Program 
  • Academic Resource
    • Academic Integrity Office
    • Computing and Digital Media Resource
    • Library Services
  • Location
    • Geisel Library, 1st Floor (Lower Level) West
  • Contact
  • Social Media



Many departments have in-house tutoring services for all kinds of classes. Don’t wait until you absolutely need help, they’re there for you whenever you feel unsure about stuff in class or just need another brain to bounce assignment ideas off of!


UC San Diego Libraries

Whether you are looking for a place to study or seeking support on a research paper, the UC San Diego Libraries have everything you need. 


Student tip: Don’t hesitate to ask!


As a transfer student, we strongly encourage that you meet with both your college and departmental advisors to ensure that you are going to be able to finish your degree in the timeframe that you want. They will help you sort out your requirements, plan your schedule, and let you know what classes will be offered during which quarters so that you can prepare for enrollment with open eyes. They are also going to be essential for declaring a double major, so be sure to meet with them! The easiest way to contact them is through the Virtual Advising Center (VAC). You can find more information, including office locations and phone numbers, at the links below!

      • College advising can help you figure out your GE requirements for your college, discuss your academic objectives in general, and make sure that you’re on track to graduate! They can also help you work out the information in your Degree Audit on TritonLink.
    • Departmental advising is meant for questions related to your major or minor requirements. They are also experts who can help you find career and graduate school opportunities within your discipline, lab positions, academic enrichment support, and many other resources related to your department.
  • Creating Your Own Academic Plan
    • Our department worked with the College Deans of Academic Advising to provide you with the tools to create your own academic plan. See attached!

Career & Professional Planning

The Peer Coach's Guide to the Perfect LinkedIn Profile

Handshake's Guide to Attending a Virtual Fair

UCSD Career Center

The job of employees at the Career Center is to help you find a job. They provide services such as career counseling, job application assistance, peer advising, resume and CV editing, practice interviews and elevator pitches. The Career Center hosts 7-large main career fairs throughout the school year as well as smaller, more specialized fairs for specific fields. The Career Center also has information in regard to graduate school.


Find both on-campus and off-campus jobs, internships, and volunteer opportunities for our students. You can register for career fairs through Handshake. You can schedule appointments and access more online remote apps through Handshake.

List of Online Career Resources

This updated list of online career resources can guide you with your career development needs.

Academic Internship Program

If you are looking for internships, or wanting to get academic credit for your internship, seek out AIP!
  • UCDC is an academic program that allows students to continue their studies and gain valuable on-the-job experience. Open to all majors, Washington, DC hosts extraordinary internship opportunities in every field. 
  • If you are interested in public policy or journalism in California, consider UC Center Sacramento as your opportunity to combine coursework and professional experience while living, interning, and attending classes in Sacramento. The UCCS program is available year-round and is open to all majors!

Academic Enrichment Programs (AEP)

Looking to get connected to research while on campus? Visit AEP for many great opportunities.

Dine/Coffee with a Prof Program

Faculty connections are so important as you navigate UC San Diego and beyond! The campus provides the opportunity for you to break the ice with faculty in the best way possible: over food. Your colleges will offer food vouches for you and the faculty member you would like to chat with. Whether you want to talk about coursework, career prospects, or research opportunities, this is a great way to get connected! 

Gordon Center for Engineering Leadership

The Gordon Engineering Leadership Center identifies and trains effective engineering leaders who will create jobs and products that benefit society. Gordon Center provides scholars with a series of interactive workshops, guest speakers and connections to industry, courses, and engineering leadership forums in order to help students develop the necessary leadership skills to be successful

Health Beat

If you are interested in doing pre-med or want to learn more, check out Health Beat. There are many workshops, programs, and advising opportunities available.

More resources for professional development


All Campus Commuter Board

Want to support students who commute, or advocate for their needs? Participate in the ACCB!

Commuter Resources

Visit this page for off-campus housing options, information on commuting to campus, on-campus services, and building campus connections.

Commuter Lounges

Commuter lounges are designed for commuter students to eat, sleep, relax, and study within! They have microwaves, lockers, fridges, and other amenities that commuters may find useful to have on campus.

Parking info

Disabilities Services

Getting Connected with OSD Office for Students with Disabilities at UCSD

Please check out this step-by-step pamphlet made by our 2022-2023 Transfer Peer Coach, Isabella, on best practices for getting connected with and using OSD at UC San Diego. Also, feel free to follow along with her video below.


Financial Needs & Scholarships

Financial Aid and Scholarships Scholarships



Health & Wellbeing

SHS - UC San Diego Student Health Services

  • The student health clinic is run by licensed physicians and nurses. They provide a full range of primary care services. Some of those services include:
    • Acupuncture
    • Immunizations
    • Optometry
    • Pharmacy
    • STI Testing
    • Transgender Care
    • Travel Clinic
    • Urgent Care and first Aid
    • X-Ray and Labs
  • In addition, the student health clinic offers a 24- Hour nurses hotline
  • Location
    • Student Health Services
      • Located on Library Walk, west of the Price Center, South of the Library Walk
  • Hours
  • Contact
  • Social Media

CAPS - UC San Diego Student Counseling & Psychological Services 

CAPS provides confidential individual, couples, group counseling, and referral services to all registered students. There is a CAPS location for non- urgent cases within every College. You can schedule appointments to see a provider online or by phone. CAPS provides Urgent Care Services for students who are in crisis and require same-day treatment.

  • Phone: (858) 534-3755.
  • Fax: (858) 534-2628
  • Locations: Galbraith Hall 190 (Central Office) and multiple locations at all undergraduate colleges, graduate student housing, campus community centers, and Student Health Services (SHS)
  • Online appointments to schedule first time Brief Telephone Assessment (BTA):

Crisis / Urgent Counseling

During normal business hours (8am-4pm), students can call the CAPS Central Office to speak and/or meet with an Urgent Care Counselor. The following are crisis numbers available to UCSD students:

Life-Threatening Emergencies / Hospitals

For life-threatening emergencies, please call 911 or go to the nearest Emergency Room. The local emergency rooms near campus includes

The Hub Basic Needs Center

The Hub: Basic Needs Center provides supportive services to increase accessibility of basic needs resources for students at UCSD. They are located in Student Center A. Some of the programs they offer are:

CARE at the Sexual Assault Resource Center (SARC)

CARE at SARC is UC San Diego's confidential* advocacy and education office for sexual violence and gender-based violence (dating violence, domestic violence, stalking).

CARE provides violence prevention education for the entire UCSD campus and offers free and confidential services for students, staff and faculty impacted by sexual assault, relationship violence and stalking.

HPS - UC San Diego Health Promotion Service

HPS identifies, establishes and promotes policies and activities that contribute to a healthy campus. They enhance the personal health of students and the collective health of the campus community by working collaboratively to create a healthy environment and promote student retention and success by supporting students in establishing and maintaining behaviors that contribute to their health now, and in the future.

Some of the programs that we offer are:

    • Nutrition Services 
    • Stress Management and Resilience Lab 
    • PrEP and PEP Consultations 
    • Body Composition Analysis 
    • Tobacco Cessation 
    • Collegiate Recovery Program 
    • Health Coaching 
      1. Time Management 
      2. Stress Management 
      3. Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs 
      4. Healthy Eating 
      5. Physical Fitness 
      6. Healthy Relationships 
    • Distribution of Sexual Health Products 
    • Peer Health Education 

    • Location
      • Student Health Services
        • Located on Library Walk, west of the Price Center, South of the Library Walk
    • Contact
      • Phone: (858) 534-2419
      • Fax: (858) 534-6033
      • Email:

The Zone

The Zone is a lounge for student health and well being. Wellness programs are free for our students and promote healthy living, personal development, and well-being The Zone website also includes tips for health, self-care, and inspiration.
  • Some of the free programs that The Zone offers include:
    • Art and Soul
    • Therapy fluffies
    • Meditation
    • Financially Savvy
    • Yoga
    • Hungry for Healthy

Health Coaching

Health Coaching provides undergraduate and graduate students with personalized support and guidance from a Nationally Certified Health Coach. In a one-on-one setting, our coaches will help you assess your desired well-being goal, create a behavior change plan using "SMART" goal-setting, and help you identify and develop the knowledge and skills to improve your well-being. 

People tend to hire health coaches to help them with a broad variety of health issues, such as weight loss, stress reduction, the management of chronic conditions, improving diet and exercise, tobacco cessation, addiction, and adjusting to a life-altering health events.


Cost: FREE for all UCSD students


Health Coaching at UCSD:

Is a 45-minute coaching session with a health educator which will help you make simple changes in your lifestyle that support your overall health, as well as your personal and academic success. 

 Some areas that are covered: Healthy Eating, Physical Fitness, Time Management, Resilience and Stress Management, Healthy Relationships, Alcohol Tobacco and Other Drugs, Sexual Health and much more. 

To schedule an appointment with one of our Health Coaches email us at or use our self scheduling link Health Coaching

  • Location
    • Student Health Services
      • Located on Library Walk, west of the Price Center, South of Geisel Library 
  • Contact

Military Connected Students

The SVRC Student Veteran Resource Center is an office on campus that is here to provide support, services, and mentorship for all UCSD Military connected Transfer students.

Parents & Family

Transfer Students with Dependents Resource Guide

The amazing peer coaches within the Triton Transfer Hub put together this toolkit to get students with dependents connected.

Resources for Student-Parents

Visit this website for childcare options, counseling, family housing, lactation resources, and much more.

Students at UC San Diego Facebook Group

Get connected with other student parents

Social, Cultural, and More!

UC San Diego Acronyms

Say WHAT!? A big campus calls for many names and abbreviations. This website provides a list of commons acronyms across UC San Diego.


UC San Diego's maps page will guide you along your way. Many students also use Google Maps to find in-time walking directions from one building to the next.


Global Education

Global Education supports UC San Diego’s mission of providing transformative experiences in a globally-connected world by bridging educational opportunities with the vast global research network of our campus. Whether supporting international students, faculty and scholars to achieve academic and personal success, or creating and connecting students to high-impact opportunities abroad, Global Education achieves UC San Diego’s culture of collaboration and vision to prepare the next generation of global leaders.

Campus Community Centers

Get connected to the Asian Pacific Islander, Middle Eastern, Desi American Programs and Services (APIMEDA), Black Resource Center, Cross Cultural Center, Intertribal Resource Center, LGBT Resource Center, Raza Resource Center, and the Women's Center.

Student Retention and Success

Connect with the Undocumented Student Services Center, Student Veterans Resource Center, Student Success Coaching Program, OASIS, Chancellor's Associates Scholars Program (CASP), and Academic Enrichment Programs


Student Legal Services

The Student Legal Services provides workshops and counseling for various legal topics (traffic citations, family law, tenant regulations, etc.). They are located at the Student Services Center 527. They offer internships and clubs for students.

Study Abroad 

Funding Study Abroad:

The idea of funding study abroad can be daunting, especially for transfer students that do not have much time to complete their degree at UCSD. Here are some tips and tricks from a Financial Aid Counselor that was a transfer student herself and worked exclusively with Study Abroad students.

  • Scholarships – Will I get any?
    • $950,000 in study abroad specific grants and loans was awarded in the 2018-2019 academic year to UCSD students. Choosing a program that fits with your academic, career and personal goals will increase chances of getting a scholarship. Make sure to articulate how your program aligns with your goals specifically. Check out the Study Abroad Scholarship page for a current list of offerings for the upcoming cycle:
    • Steps you should take when applying:
      • Meet with your Study Abroad Advisor to review your scholarship essay content! They read for scholarships and can give you tips on what you may want to change before you submit your application or recommend certain scholarships to consider.
      • See these helpful scholarship essay writing tips that the Study Abroad Office put together:
      • Transfer students are underrepresented in study abroad. Make sure to talk about your experience/challenges in going abroad as a transfer student.
      • Scholarships will reduce loan eligibility before grant eligibility.
      • Apply for everything you are eligible and start writing early! Ask your Study Abroad Advisor any questions you have along the way. 
  • Loans
    • Consider what loans if any you are willing to take. This is a personal decision, but weigh the benefits of the program you are considering as you consider if loans are an appropriate option for you.
    • Curious about what federal loans are and how much you would be offered? Check out this site:
    • Concerned about what your monthly payment would be if you took out a loan? Check out the Federal Loan Simulator to get a better idea:
    • Federal Subsidized, Unsubsidized and Parent PLUS loans all allow students to take an extended deferment/forbearance if borrowers fall on hard times, unlike private loans.
    • Private loans are generally the most expensive option and offer the least flexibility. If you find yourself needing to apply for a private loan, the UC Lender List is available here:
  • Financial Aid appeals, can I apply for any?
    • Has there been a change to you or your parents income? For loss of income, students can submit an appeal through the Financial Aid Tool on TritonLink.
    • For students that have taken a large reduction in income, an appeal may be a good idea, especially if you are considering summer programs or receive a few scholarships. Student income is offset in your aid package during the year, but may reduce some need based aid you could be eligible for, like work study or subsidized loans. For the summer, this appeal may increase Pell Grant specifically that you could receive.

When should I go abroad?

  • There are many options; talk to your major/college advisors, and a study abroad advisor, to identify your best time: 
What’s next?
  • Talk to a Study Abroad Advisor to get information on what program(s) might be right for you. Advisors specialize by country and by major, so reach out the Study Abroad Office to get started! 
  • Start your process as early as possible. It’s never too early to get started!
  • Once you have some specific programs in mind, reach out to the Study Abroad Financial Aid Advisors at FAO-EAP@AD.UCSD.EDU.
  • Come back as often as you need. The Study Abroad Office is here to help you on the way!