Important Information and Dates for UC Transfers
Important Information and Dates for UC Transfers
Fall 2021 Admissions Cycle
August – November 2020
Begin filling out UC online application (unable to submit until November).
Begin working on the University of California (UC) Personal Insight Questions.
August - November
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.
Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) contracts must be completed on-line this month in order to receive guaranteed Fall 2021 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 2021 admissions? Find out how you can benefit from a TAG Contract. Attend one of the SMC TAG Workshops and/or an Open Lab (workshops should be posted in August).
September - November
Make an appointment with a Scholars Counselor to review transfer requirements and for a full admissions evaluation. Do this early! October and November get very busy!
Applications for the SMC Scholarship Program become available.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for 2020/2021 becomes available. https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa
California Dream Act Application for 2020/2021 becomes available. https://dream.csac.ca.gov/
October 1 – November 30
Complete and submit CSU online application. www.calstate.edu/apply
November 1 - 30
UC Application Priority Filing Period (You can submit your application online) https://apply.universityofcalifornia.edu/
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 NOToptional. 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.
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.
December – January 2021
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" (TAU) e-mail asking students to report all Fall 2020 grades and to verify final Winter and Spring 2021 schedule. If you do not complete the TAU, UC may cancel your admissions. (UCB sends out an additional update that is also due by January 31)
CSU Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) graduation petitions must be submitted to SMC Admissions Office at the START of Spring semester (recommended during the very first week of Spring term). Petition for Associate & Bachelor Degree
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 CalGrant GPA Submissions
Make an appointment with a counselor to do a final evaluation of your IGETC, AA Degree, etc.
March - April
Admissions decisions roll out from UC and CSU campuses.
Deadline to turn in the "Graduation Petition" to the SMC Admissions Office and to participate in the graduation ceremony Petition for Associate & Bachelor Degree
The Graduation Petition is required to earn the Associate's Degree and/or participate in the SMC graduation ceremony
Deadline to submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) to the CSU campus of your choice. Turn in ALL official transcripts and AP scores to the UC campus that you will be attending:
Deadline to submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) to the UC campus of your choice. Turn in ALL official transcripts and AP scores to the UC campus that you will be attending.
April - 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 CSU or UC campus you will be attending. IGETC will only be sent to one campus. IGETC forms are available through the Admissions Office: