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Transfer to UCR in Winter 2025. Apply July 1–31.

Continue Your Journey at UC Riverside

Your hard work has put your goals within reach, and UCR can help bring them closer. Our award-winning faculty will mentor you. Our diverse campus community will embrace you. And our transfer-specific resources will help you along your path to a degree — and beyond. 

We've been waiting for a bold and brilliant Highlander just like you. Apply to UCR today!

 

Transfer Costs, Fees & Financial Aid

You can afford a UC education! The cost of attending UCR is extremely competitive compared with other University of California campuses and private schools. Living in Riverside is also considerably less expensive than living in nearby Los Angeles, Orange County, or San Diego. Read on to learn more about the programs available to help you pay for your UCR degree and how much that degree costs.

 

University of California Tuition Stability Plan

Tuition will be adjusted for each incoming undergraduate class but will subsequently remain flat until the student graduates, for up to six years. Learn more.

 

Financial Aid

A UC degree is more affordable than you might think! Grants, scholarships, loans and, work-study is offered to qualified students by UCR’s Financial Aid office.

85%

of UCR undergraduate students who applied for aid were awarded aid.

97%

of undergraduate students who were awarded aid received need-based scholarships and/or grants.

86%

of need was met with need-based aid.

(Financial Aid Office, 2023-24)
 

UCR Financial Aid Applications School Codes

FAFSA: 001316
CADAA: 001316

To qualify for financial aid, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) each year.

The simplified 2024–25 FAFSA is expected to be available for students to complete in December 2023 with a priority deadline of March 2. Late applications can be submitted after March 2, although California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) administered grant aid may not offered to late applicants. 

Fill out the CADAA between Jan. 1 and the priority deadline of March 2. Late applications can be submitted after March 2, although CSAC administered grant aid may not offered to late applicants.

 

Additional Aid

UC Riverside Foundation Scholarships

The UC Riverside Foundation offers scholarships, fellowships, internships, prizes, awards, and loans to qualifying UCR students. Use the online database to search for aid based on your college, major, financial need, career goals, and more. scholarships.ucr.edu

Work-Study

Eligible students can earn money for school through an approved on- or off-campus work-study job. Funds can only be used during the academic year, and you must meet financial need, academic, and other requirements to maintain your eligibility. careers.ucr.edu


Aid for California Residents

The state of California offers a number of financial aid programs for residents, including those listed below. The programs offer qualifying students grants and scholarships that do not need to be repaid to cover tuition, fees and related expenses (like books, housing and transportation). To be eligible, complete your FAFSA or CADAA by the March 2 priority deadline each year (late applications can be submitted after March 2, although CSAC administered grant aid may not offered to late applicants). Make sure your Cal Grant GPA Verification Form was submitted to the California Student Aid Commission by your community college.

Middle Class Scholarship Program

If your family has up to $217,000 in annual income and assets, and you meet other residency, income and academic requirements, you could have up to 40% of your UC systemwide tuition and fees covered by this scholarship. go.ucr.edu/mcs

Cal Grant

If you meet GPA, family income, residency, academic, and other requirements, you can get grant money that will cover some of your educational costs and fees. csac.ca.gov/cal-grants

Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan

If your total annual family income is less than $80,000, and you meet other residency, income and academic requirements, you could have 100% of your UC systemwide tuition and fees covered by grants and scholarships through this plan. Students with greater financial need can qualify for additional aid to cover expenses like books, housing, and transportation. admissions.universityofcalifornia.edu

Additional Aid from the State of California

Check out more state of California financial aid programs on the California Student Aid Commission. csac.ca.gov/financial-aid-programs


 

  Estimated Costs for Undergraduates

View estimated costs for attending UCR including tuition, fees, housing, books, transportation, and more.

  UCR Net Price Calculator

Fill out the form at the UCR Net Price Calculator to get an estimate of what your full-time cost of attendance and financial aid package at UCR could be.

 

UCR student Cesar Bautista

“UCR has been incredibly helpful, allowing me to pursue my degree so affordably. As a transfer student, it can be difficult to find resources. Many students in need find themselves having to choose between loans and finishing their education. Thanks to a generous financial aid package, UCR is helping me complete my degree without having to take out private loans. I’ll be the first in my family to finish a bachelor’s degree.”

Cesar, Class of '25
Public Policy (Economic Policy and Policy Institutions and Processes)

Applying to UC Riverside

As a top-ranking university, UCR sets high admission standards. Incoming students are selected based on a wide range of criteria, including academic performance and the potential for success as an undergraduate. Prepare for admission to UCR with the Transfer Admission Checklist.

2.4

Minimum Transfer GPA Requirement

24:1

Student-to-Faculty Ratio

 

Guarantee Your Place at UC Riverside

Through the Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program your California Community College coursework and grades can ensure your admission to UCR. Here's how:

  1. Create Your Transfer Admission Planner (TAP). TAP is an online tool where you can track and plan the community college coursework you need to complete to be admitted to UCR. It's also your TAG application! Build your TAP today!

  2. Satisfy Your TAG Requirements. To qualify for TAG, you need to complete a minimum of 30 UC-transferrable units at your community college. Those units include first and second semesters of English composition, and the minimum math required by your major. Each major also has GPA requirements, which are outlined in the Getting into Your Major section below.

  3. Submit Your TAG Application. UCR offers fall and winter quarter admission to transfer students. Before you apply for admission, log in to your TAP to complete the UCR TAG application within the filing period for your chosen quarter: May 1–31 for winter admission; Sept. 30 for fall admission.

  4. Complete Your TAG Contract. Get ready to transfer to UCR by taking the classes necessary to complete a total of 60 UC-transferrable units at your community college. This will include any prep courses specified by your major. Don’t forget about your GPA requirements!

  5. Apply to UCR. All that's left to do is submit your UCR application within the filing period for your chosen quarter: July 1–31 for winter admission; Oct. 1-Nov. 30 for fall admission. Visit go.ucr.edu/apply when it's time to apply.

 

Secure your admission to UCR with TAG

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Getting into Your Major

  • For All Majors

    In general, each major has prerequisite (major prep) coursework that you must take before transferring in order to get into your major.

    Take the recommended lower-division/general education/breadth classes for your major. Some programs recommend the Intersegmental General Education Transfer Curriculum (IGETC),  which is a series of courses that California Community College students can complete to satisfy first- and second-year general education requirements before transferring. Some programs want you to focus on prerequisites instead of IGETC. Use ASSIST.org to see what your major program recommends or contact a UCR admissions counselor for help. View the Assist Brochure for more information.

    Each major has a minimum GPA requirement. Some majors require a GPA higher than that required for basic admission. Programs are selective. Strive to surpass your program’s minimum GPA. Remember: All transferable coursework will be taken into account.

  • Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering Requirements

    Breadth Requirements
    You are strongly encouraged to focus on preparatory course work (mathematics, science and technical work) for your desired major rather than on IGETC completion. However, the Marlan and Rosemary Bourns College of Engineering (BCOE) does accept completion of IGETC as satisfying the majority of breadth requirements. Additional breadth coursework may be required after enrollment at BCOE.

    Prerequisites
    Strong technical preparation is essential for success in the admissions process and, subsequently, in all coursework at BCOE. If you intend to transfer to an engineering major, you are expected to complete the equivalent of UCR coursework required in the first two years of the programs and apply for transfer starting your junior year. Use ASSIST.org to see the prerequisites you must take for your intended major (and to make sure your classes will transfer).

    Minimum GPA
    Strive to surpass the 2.8 minimum GPA.

    Learn more about transferring to BCOE.


    Winter 2025 Majors
    The majors listed below are closed, but you can find many other exciting majors that are open for winter 2025. Choose your favorite and apply for winter admission by July 1-31.

    • Computer Engineering
    • Computer Science
    • Computer Science/Business Applications
    • Data Science
  • College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences Requirements

    Breadth Requirements
    Complete IGETC or the UCR breadth pattern for the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (CHASS). 

    Prerequisites
    Use ASSIST.org to see the prerequisites you must take for your intended major (and to make sure your classes will transfer). 

    Minimum GPA
    Strive to surpass the 2.4 minimum GPA and the 2.7 minimum GPA for neuroscience and psychology.

    Learn more about transferring to CHASS.


    Winter 2025 Majors
    The Art Studio major is closed, but you can find many other exciting majors that are open for winter 2025. Choose your favorite and apply for winter admission by July 1-31.

  • College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences Requirements

    Breadth Requirements
    You are strongly encouraged to focus on preparatory coursework (mathematics, science and technical work) for your desired major rather than on IGETC completion.

    Prerequisites
    Use ASSIST.org to see the prerequisites you must take for your intended major (and to make sure your classes will transfer). 

    Minimum GPA
    Strive to surpass the 2.7 minimum GPA.

    Learn more about being a CNAS student. 


    Winter 2025 Majors
    The majors listed below are closed, but you can find many other exciting majors that are open for winter 2025. Choose your favorite and apply for winter admission by July 1-31.

    • Biology
    • Data Science
    • Physics
  • School of Business Requirements

    Breadth Requirements
    IGETC or the UCR breadth pattern for the School of Business is highly recommended.

    Prerequisites
    Complete community college courses equivalent to seven lower division UCR business major requirements as listed on ASSIST.org

    Minimum GPA
    Attain a minimum GPA of 2.7 in all UC-transferable coursework and a minimum 2.5 GPA in the seven lower division major prerequisites. These GPAs are a baseline for consideration and are not a guarantee of admission.

    Learn more about being a School of Business student.

  • School of Education Requirements

    Breadth Requirements
    Complete IGETC or the UCR breadth pattern for the School of Education (SOE).

    Prerequisites
    Use ASSIST.org to see the prerequisites you must take for your intended major (and to make sure your classes will transfer). 

    Minimum GPA
    Strive to surpass the 2.4 minimum GPA.

    Learn more about transferring to SOE.

  • School of Public Policy Requirements

    Breadth Requirements
    Complete IGETC or the UCR breadth pattern for the School of Public Policy (SPP). 

    Prerequisites
    Use ASSIST.org to see the prerequisites you must take for your intended major (and to make sure your classes will transfer).

    Minimum GPA
    Strive to surpass the 2.4 minimum GPA.

    Learn more about being an SPP student.

Learn more about specific transfer requirements for non-residents.


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How to Apply to UC Riverside

Follow along as UCR students walk you through the process of filling out an admission application.

Apply to UCR

See dates and deadlines:

How to Apply

Gather Your Information
Before you begin, find out what important information is needed for an accurate admission application.

Personal Insight Questions 
Express who you are, what matters to you, and what you want to share with us by answering one required and an additional three out of seven personal insight questions.

Complete the UC Application
The UC application opens on July 1 for winter admission and Aug. 1 for fall admission. The fee is $80 for each UC ($95 for international and non-immigrant applicants). You can apply for a fee waiver — provided you have your family’s income and the number of people supported by it — when you fill out the application. The winter application filing period is July 1–31. The fall application filing period is Oct. 1-Nov. 30. If you have difficulties, contact info@applyucsupport.net or (800) 207-1710.

After You Apply
Once you've submitted your application, there are just a few more steps to complete the process. These include printing your receipt, ordering test score reports, and updating your grades and course records.

UCR Undergraduate Admissions will email instructions on how to access your MyUCR admission portal account. Log in regularly to check your admission status, respond to messages, and track important dates and deadlines.

Winter admission notifications begin in September. Fall admission notifications begin in March. Access the next steps to UCR for admitted fall transfer students and winter transfer students.

Resources & Support

UCR is dedicated to your continued success on your degree journey, and offers a range of programs and resources to support you along your path to degree. Get guidance from faculty and student mentors. Excel in your courses with the help of a tutor or study group. Connect with a wellness department to take care of your physical, mental and emotional health. Develop as a leader in a campus organization.

Transfer Dates & Deadlines

Find the dates of instruction at registrar.ucr.edu

 

Fall Admissions: Transfer Students

Aug. 1

Access the UC application

Sept. 1–30

Submit your TAG application 

Oct. 1–Nov. 30

Submit your UC application

Jan. 31

Deadline to complete the Transfer Academic Update

April

Admission notifications begin
Access the next steps to UCR for admitted fall transfer students

April 1

Housing contracts become available

May 20

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.

June 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

September

Fall quarter begins

 

Winter Admissions: Transfer Students

May 1–31

Submit your TAG application

July 1

Access the UC application

July 1–31

Submit your UC application

September

Admission notifications begin
Access the next steps to UCR for admitted winter transfer students

September

Housing: Since campus housing is 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-September

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

 

Financial Aid

Oct. 1

Access the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and GPA form to apply for financial aid (UCR school code: 001316)

Jan. 1

Access the California Dream Act Application at dream.csac.ca.gov (UCR school code: 001316)

March 2

Deadline to submit your FAFSA or California Dream Act Application (applications can be submitted after March 2)
Verify that a certified GPA was submitted to the California Student Aid Commission by your community college

 

 

 

 

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