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Your Goals Are Within Reach!

Course and GPA requirements for UCR and many of its majors are a lot more attainable than you may realize. We welcome student veterans like you and invite you to take your place at one of the most highly ranked and respected universities in the world.

UCR's distinguished faculty boasts two Nobel Laureates and 14 members of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. It’s no wonder, that as a member of the world’s most prestigious public university system, UC Riverside ranks among the top 1% of universities worldwide. (Center for World University Rankings 2019–20)

Build your future at UCR.

 

Contact a Transfer Admissions Counselor.
Student Services Building

Student Services Building
(951) 827-3411
transfer@ucr.edu

#1 

America’s fastest-rising ranked university. (U.S. News & World Report, 2019)

12th

Best College for Your Money.
(Money Magazine, 2019)

$118K 

Average mid-career pay for UCR graduates.
(PayScale 2019—20)

Transfer to UC Riverside

Continue your journey at UCR. Your hard work has put your goals within reach, we’re ready to help bring them closer. Review these tips to help prepare you to speak to a transfer admissions counselor

 

Transfer Steps:
  • Plan to Meet Minimum Transfer Admissions Requirements

    Complete 60 semester (90 quarter) units of transferable college credit with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.4 (2.8 for out-of-state transfers). Keep in mind, some major programs require a higher minimum GPA for admission.

    Each college at UCR has its own minimum GPA and course requirements for admission. Knowing your major will help admissions counselors develop an admissions plan to maximize your chances of being admitted to UCR. Visit ASSIST  to identify if your desired major requires additional major prep course/s.

  • Know your desired major

    Each college at UCR has its own minimum GPA and course requirements for admission. Knowing your major will help admissions counselors develop an admissions plan to maximize your chances of being admitted to UCR. Visit ASSIST to identify if your desired major requires additional major prep course/s.

  • Track your Progress

    Use the Transfer Admission Planner  (TAP) to enter coursework (completed and planned) from all higher education institutions attended to track your progress toward meeting UC's minimum requirements and allows UC staff to share important information.
     

  • Get to Know UCR

    Visit UCR. There's no better way to get a feel for life at UCR than to take a campus tour with a UCR student as your guide. Can’t make it in person? Take a virtual tour  of our beautiful park-like campus from the comfort of wherever you are.

Admissions Dates & Deadlines

The admissions process should begin the year prior to your desired start date. For example, if you want to start in fall, begin the admission process the previous year’s August and file it by November.


Fall Admission

(Freshman/Transfer)

Aug. 1

Begin the UC application

Sept. 1–30

Submit your TAG application 

Nov. 1–30

Submit your UC application

Jan. 31

Deadline to complete the Transfer Academic Update

March

Admission notifications begin

March 1

Housing contracts become available

March 2

Housing: Since campus housing is highly impacted and assigned first-come, first served, it is recommended that you submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR), housing contract or application, and first housing payment as early as possible.

July 1

Deadline to submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR)

July 1

Deadline to submit your final transcripts/documents for coursework completed through end of spring

Sept.

Fall quarter begins

Winter Admission

(Transfer only)

May 1-31

Submit your TAG application 

July 1

Access the UC application

July 1-31

Submit your UC application

Sept.

Admission notifications begins

Sept.

Housing: Since campus housing is highly impacted and assigned first-come, first served, it is recommended that you submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR), housing contract or application, and first housing payment as early as possible.

Mid-Sept.

Deadline to complete the Transfer Academic Update

Oct.15

Deadline to submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR)

Nov. 1

Deadline to submit your final transcripts/documents for coursework completed through end of summer

Jan. 15

Deadline to submit your final transcript/document for coursework completed through end of fall

January

Winter quarter begins

Admissions FAQ

  • Does UCR have an ROTC program?

    A: While UCR does not have its own ROTC program, opportunities are available through cooperative agreements with other universities whose ROTC programs welcome our students. You may enroll in ROTC courses at another institution while completing your degree program at UCR with:

    • Army ROTC: UCR students have participated in Army ROTC since 1995 under an affiliate relationship through Claremont McKenna College . UCR is one of six universities in the Inland Empire that make up the “Golden Lions Battalion.” Other partner institutions include California Baptist University, California State University San Bernardino, Azusa Pacific University, and California State Polytechnic University. Contact: armyrotc@ucr.edu  or (951) 827-2764.
    • Airforce ROTC: AFROTC offers two-, three-, and four-year programs leading to a commission as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Air Force. Freshmen and sophomores take one hour of academics and two hours of leadership laboratory a week; juniors and seniors take three hours of academics and two hours of leadership laboratory a week. Scholarships covering up to 100 percent annual tuition for one to four years along with a nontaxable monthly stipend are available. Contact: admissions@ucr.edu  or (951) 827-3411.
  • What happens if I get called up to active duty while enrolled at UCR?

    A: UCR wants to make it as easy as possible for you to leave without worrying about your education and return. Below are policies and resources designed to help you during this transition.

    • If you are an incoming student who is called to active duty, you may be able to obtain a waiver of the $60 University Application Processing Fee. The fee can be credited toward admission for another quarter during the same academic year. For questions or to see if you qualify, contact Undergraduate Admissions : (951) 827-3411.
    • The U.S. Department of Education has modified the withdrawal requirements of colleges for the "Return of Title IV Funds" for students called to active duty. Typically, when a student totally withdraws from classes, colleges have 30 days to return a portion of federal student aid the student has received. For more information, contact Financial Aid at (951) 827-3878.
    • The U.S. Department of Education has issued special guidance to lenders regarding reservists who have Perkins, Stafford or PLUS loans. If you are a member of the National Guard or Reserves, and are ordered to active military duty, you should notify your lenders to request extended loan deferments and/or forbearance while on active duty.
    • If you think you might be called to active service, learn how you can Set Up Authorized Users to access your records and student account. This permits designated users such as your parent(s), spouse, or friend to take actions, such as withdrawal from the university on your behalf.
    • Military.com's Deployment Guides and Resources will help you through deployment.
    • Returning Service Members (OEF/OIF/OND):  details the VA benefits available to returning veterans: employment, housing, health and dental care, life insurance, and more! 
    • DoD Deployment Health Clinical Center helps veterans get mental health treatment and support. 
  • How do I apply for priority enrollment?

    A: UCR offers priority enrollment to all veterans and members of the military beginning with the second quarter of enrollment. This will happen automatically if you have visited the Office of Financial Aid to request U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs education benefits. Otherwise, please contact Financial Aid at vasco@ucr.edu or 951-827-4921 to discuss the documentation needed to initiate priority enrollment. Then, watch your R’Mail for notification of the course enrollment date.

UCR Student Veteran: Travis Garrett

“After researching and looking into other schools, including other UCs, I chose UCR because of the location, the degrees and programs offered, and particularly the reputation of their history department.”

Travis Garrett
USMC Veteran
History/Education

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