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Scholars Program

Important Information and Dates for UC Transfers 

Fall 2016 Admissions Cycle



August 1st - Nov:      Begin filling out UC Online Application (You will not be able to submit the application until      
                               November 1st.)
                               Begin writing the University of California (UC) Personal Statement.

Sept 1 - 30th:           TAG Contracts must be completed online this month in order to guarantee fall 2015 admissions
                               to select UC campuses. Students will be allowed to complete one TAG only. Use the Transfer
                               Admissions Planner to complete the TAG.
Sept. - Nov.:            Make an appointment with a Scholars Counselor to review transfer requirements and for a 
admissions evaluation.

Oct.:                       Applications for SMC scholarships are available at the SMC Scholarship Office (1738 Pearl St.)

Oct 23rd:                 Attend the UCLA TAP Transfer Conference. This is optional.

Oct. - Nov.:             Attend a Scholars UC Application Workshop. Scholars Program students MUST attend one of
                               these workshops. Students will complete their TAP/UCLA priority admission paperwork at this

Nov 1 - 30th:            UC Applicaiton Priority Filing Period (At this point you can submit your applicaiton online.)

Nov. 30th:               Students with passing AP scores and transcripts from ANY AND ALL INSTITUTIONS EVER
                               attended (community college, college, university, foreign university) must submit them to the
                               SMC Admissions Office by November 30th. This is NOT optional. We must have ALL records
                               regardless of their transferability. Send these "official transcripts" unopened, but not
                               hand-carried, and mailed directly from the institution to the SMC Admissions Office.  The
                               Scholars Program cannot
TAP certify students unless the official records are submitted. If
                               you submit transcripts directly to the Scholars Office, you will still have to submit official copies
                               to the SMC Admissions Office (1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405-1628) by December

Dec.: - Jan.:            Recieve "acknowledgement letter" by mail, from UC Central Processor, indicating that they
                               have received your application, that they have an updated email, home address, phone number
                               and correct majors for the correct campuses. You do not need to respond to this letter unless
                               you need to change or update information. If you do not receive this letter, contact UC Central
                               Processor in order to double-check that they have properly received your application.

Jan. - Feb.:              UC will send "Transfer Academic Update" email asking students to report all Fall 2015 grades
                               and to verify final winter and spring schedule.  If you do not respond to this email, UC may
                               cancel your admissions.

March 1:                  Deadline for the SMC Scholarshop Program

March 2:                  Financial Aid Priority Filing Deadline
                               Turn in FAFSA and GPA Verification Form (for Cal Grant) by this date.
                               The Cal Grant deadline specifically is a firm deadline. Check with the SMC Financial Aid Office
                               about your GPA Verification Form.

March:                     Make an appointment with a counselor to do a final evaluation of your IGETC.

Apr. - May:               Admissions decisions back from UC and CSU campuses.

Apr. 15th:                Deadline to turn in the "Graduation Petition" to the SMC Admissions Office. The Graduation
                               Petitiion is required to earn the Associates's Degree and/or participate in the SMC graduation

June 1st:                 Submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) to the campus of your choice. Turn in ALL
                               official transcripts and AP scores to the UC campus that you will be attending.

July 31st:                Deadline to turn in your IGETC CErtification Petition to the SMC Admissions Office. Students
                              must do this. The Scholars Office does not and cannot submit these for students. At this point
                              you must indicate which campus you will be attending and IGETC will only be sent to that
                              campus. IGETC forms are available through the Admissions Office.

A printable version of this timeline is available here.