Transfer Edge enables students to get a head start academically by enrolling in 7–12 units, working with an advisor to create an academic plan that meets individual educational goals. All UC Santa Barbara courses will be delivered remotely in Summer 2020. The program also facilitates access to transfer-specific courses that equip students to get the most out of their UC Santa Barbara experience, by providing information about campus resources, research opportunities, on-campus jobs, and more.  

  • Students take two Transfer Edge specific courses:

    • ED 117M - Motivation and Learning for Academic Success (2 units): This course, designed specifically for incoming transfer students, presents topics on motivation and learning that contribute to academic achievement, and introduces students to a variety of campus resources that can help them to be successful.

  • Students select one of the following online “Major Exploration” courses (these online courses are free to Transfer Edge participants): 

    • INT W20 - Introduction to the Research University (2 units): Students will learn about UC Santa Barbara’s many disciplines of study, how research is conducted in those fields, and the types of careers they might lead to.

    • INT W188C - Transfer Exploration Seminar in Communication (1 unit): Students planning to major in Communication learn about how this discipline is approached at UC Santa Barbara, get introduced to campus faculty and their research areas, and learn “insider information” about the department and its opportunities.

    • INT W188E - Transfer Exploration Seminar in Economics (1 unit): Students planning to study Economics learn about UC Santa Barbara’s approach to this varied discipline, and how to be a successful Econ major at a Research I university.

  • Students enroll in 1–2 targeted courses to fulfill major, General Education, or college requirements