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Each year, hundreds of incoming UCSB Transfer Students decide to take advantage of a Summer Start, making immediate progress toward degree objectives, acclimating to campus life, and enjoying an amazing Santa Barbara summer.


Transfer Students can expect the following from a Summer Start:

  • Immediate progress toward degree objectives.
  • Completion of required prerequisite courses (depending on your course selection).
  • Dedicated Departmental Advisors to assist with course selection.
  • Lecture Series, Film Series, Social Events, Santa Barbara Festivals.
  • Financial Aid for those who qualify.
  • UCSB Housing choices.
  • Optional dedicated Transfer Academic Success Course, ED117M.

Kailani Garcia, a UCSB Transfer Student, explains her success during the Transfer Summer Start Program in the video below.