Transfer Edge

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to overwhelming demand, Transfer Edge has accepted the maximum number of students that the program is able to accommodate. The 2020 application cycle has closed. To learn about other options available to you as an incoming transfer student, please click here.


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. The 2020 program will be delivered virtually.

Edge students collaborate with an advisor to create 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. 

Beyond academics, 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. 

Program Dates: August 2 – September 12, 2020 (Session B)

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Click here to view the Transfer Edge brochure. 

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Friday, April 24, 2020 to Thursday, June 4, 2020