Transfer Edge

Exchange of Scintillating Ideas


Transfer Edge is a six-week, customizable experience designed to immerse incoming transfer students in all that UC Santa Barbara has to offer, from breathtaking vistas to the exchange of scintillating ideas.

Transfer Edge students collaborate with advisors, mentors, and program staff to envision an academic roadmap that reflects individual educational goals, and enroll in credit-bearing courses that will count toward degree progress. Students engage in transfer-focused courses to learn about campus resources, facilities, and services designed to support success and well-being. A plethora of supplemental workshops allow students to focus on what matters most to them, whether that’s landing an on-campus job, gaining hands-on research experience, or mastering productive study habits with peers. 

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Beyond academics, Transfer Edge brings students together in a supportive community that fosters lasting relationships. A variety of social activities will be offered each week, allowing students to build community with like-minded peers while constructing a unique experience that suits their needs and priorities.

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2021 Cohort

While we are hopeful that it will be safe to host the 2021 cohort of Transfer Edge on campus, we are prepared to pivot to a virtual program if needed. Updates regarding delivery style will be announced. 

View the Transfer Edge Brochure.

Program Dates: August 1 - September 11, 2021 (Session B)

Residential Students only – Move-in to the Sierra Madre Villages is on July 30th. Please refer to your housing contract for additional details.

Applications are now closed for 2021.

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