Important Information and Dates for UC Transfers

Scholars Program

Important Information and Dates for UC Transfers

Fall 2020 Admissions Cycle


Aug - Nov

Begin filling out UC online application.​

Begin working on the University of California (UC) Personal Insight Questions.

Aug - Nov

Attend a “Scholars UC Application Workshop” and follow instructions to register for a session.

It is mandatory that Scholars Program students who expect to be TAP certified attend one of these workshops. Students will complete TAP/UCLA priority admissions paperwork at this time.​

Sept 1-30th

Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) Contracts must be completed on-line this month in order to receive guaranteed Fall 2020 admissions to select UC campuses. Students will be allowed to complete one TAG only. Use the Transfer Admissions Planner to complete the TAG.

Are you planning to apply to UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Merced, UC Santa Barbara, UC Santa Cruz, or UC Riverside for Fall 2020 admissions? Find out how you can benefit from a TAG Contract. Attend one of the SMC TAG Workshops and/or an Open Lab.

Sept - Nov

Make an appointment with a Scholars Counselor to review transfer requirements and for a full admissions evaluation.


Applications for the SMC Scholarship Program become available.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2020/2021 becomes available.​

California Dream Act Application for 2020/2021 becomes available.​

Oct 1st – Nov 30th

Complete and submit CSU online application.​

Nov 1st - 30th

UC Application Priority Filing Period (At this point you can submit your application 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, 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 November 30th.


Nov 30th

UCLA TAP (Transfer Alliance Program) certification forms must be turned in to Teresa Garcia, Scholars Program Leader. This form must be completed and submitted by this deadline in order for students to be certified for UCLA. It is mandatory that Scholars Program students who expect to be TAP certified attend one of the Scholars UC Application workshops Aug - Nov.

Dec - Jan

Receive “acknowledgement letter” by mail, from UC Application Center, indicating that they have received your application, 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 Application Center in order to double-check that they have properly received your application.


UC will send “Transfer Academic Update” e-mail asking students to report all Fall 2019 grades and to verify final winter and spring schedule. If you do not respond to this email, UC may cancel your admissions. (UCB sends out an additional update that is also due by January 31.)

CSU Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) petitions must be submitted to SMC Admissions Office.

March 2

Financial Aid Priority Filing Deadline

Turn in FAFSA and GPA Verification Form (for Cal Grant) or California Dream Act Application (for AB 540 or undocumented students) by this date. The Cal Grant deadline is a firm deadline. Check with the SMC Financial Aid Office about your GPA Verification Form.


Make an appointment with a counselor to do a final evaluation of your IGETC, AA Degree, etc.

Apr - May

Admissions decisions roll out from UC and CSU campuses.

April 30, 2020

Deadline to turn in the “Graduation Petition” to the SMC Admissions Office and to participate in the graduation ceremony. The Graduation Petition is required to earn the Associate’s Degree and/or participate in the SMC graduation ceremony.

June 1

Deadline to 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.

Apr - July

After you select a campus and submit/pay your SIR, 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. IGETC will only be sent to one campus. IGETC forms are available through the Admissions Office: