Take the steps in this guide to get the most out of your transfer experience


First Year at UC Irvine


Second Year at UC Irvine

  • Fall | It Starts Over Again

    Don't Go Through the Motions

    • Update your resume and receive feedback from the Social Sciences Academic Resource Center and Division of Career Pathways
    • Connect with an academic counselor and check in often to review your transcript, plans and progress. Develop that relationship!
    • Apply to graduate school, work closely with mentors to create a strong portfolio for your graduate school applications
    • Create a letter of recommendation portfolio for your letter writers to facilitate the process (including transcripts, statement of purpose, CV/resume, list of schools, etc.)
    • Connect with admission representatives by attending the Division of Career Pathways’ Graduate & Professional School Fairs
    • Receive funding for your research project; apply for a fall UROP grant
    • File an Application for Graduation in Student Access by the deadline stated for the quarter in which you expect to graduate
  • Winter | Continue Planning the Future

    Put Your Plans into Practice

    • Review your progress on DegreeWorks and schedule a grad check with your academic counselor
    • Use UCI’s Big Interview platform to practice for job and graduate school interviews; conduct informational interviews with professionals in your field of interest
    • Meet often with a SSARC Graduate Student Advisor to address your questions, concerns, and experiences thus far with the application process
    • Evaluate graduate school letters of acceptance and financial support offers; respond with decisions by final deadlines
  • Spring Quarter | Graduation is Upon Us!

    Ready to Start the New Chapter?


If you are interested in discussing your transfer experience, come by SSARC! Build your community with us or visit the Transfer Student Hub


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