Summer Programs

Transfer Start Program

The Transfer Start Program is designed to provide a bridge for transfer students entering the most popular majors for transfer students at UCSB. This program connects new transfer students with faculty members and academic resources in their departments. The program is available to all students, however first-generation college students will receive priority.

The Transfer Start Program is available for students in the following majors (or pre-majors):

  • Communication
  • Economics
  • Physics
  • Political Science
  • Psychological & Brain Sciences
  • Sociology

Didn't receive an enrollment code? Email Nick Alward-Saxon at nick@ltsc.ucsb.edu

 

Transfer Boost! Program

Transfer Boost! is a free summer program that provides incoming and continuing transfer students with some of the knowledge and skills that you will need to take on the academic year with confidence. Participating in this program will introduce you to helpful resources across campus, connect you with fellow transfer students, and provide University-specific knowledge that transfer students need to know! Read below for Summer 2018 Transfer Boost! details

 

Click here to RSVP for 2018 Transfer Boost! Program.

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Week 1: August 6-10 Program Begins

Monday, August 6, 4pm-5pm
Event: Surviving ECON 10A with Dr. John Hartman
Offered by: UCSB Department of Economics and Transfer Student Center
Location:  Transfer Student Center (TSC Library 1st Floor Oceanside 1584)
Description: Come learn how to succeed and do well in ECON 10A by your professor.

Tuesday, August 7, 4pm-6pm
Event: Thriving, Not Surviving: Navigating Higher Education as a First-Generation College Student
Offered by: McNair Scholars Program, Summer Sessions, ONDAS Student Center, Transfer Student Center, and Multicultural Center
Location: UCSB Multicultural Center (MCC)
Description: A first-generation graduate student panel and a networking mixer between first-generation undergraduate and graduate students. The goal of both events is to increase awareness of the obstacles that first-gen students experience in higher education and provide strategies for thriving in academia. RSVP: https://goo.gl/forms/HFzp8NK3NJhLxLOV2

Wednesday, August 8, 4pm-5pm
Event: New Gaucho 101: How to Navigate UCSB
Offered by: Transfer Student Center and ONDAS Student Center
Location: Transfer Student Center (TSC Library 1st Floor Oceanside 1584)
Description: Nervous about using public transportation? Not sure where to eat or curious about the best study spots? Come learn about the things that seem obvious but aren't so obvious.

 

Week 2: August 13-17

Tuesday, August 14, 3:30pm-5pm
Event: Make a Study Plan
Offered by: UCSB Campus Learning Assistance Services (CLAS), Transfer Student Center, and ONDAS Student Center
Location: ONDAS Student Center (OSC Kerr Hall 1150)
Description: Plan out your study times using your sillabi to map this out!

Thursday, August 16, 4pm-5pm
Event: From Student to Scholar: Build Your Confidence Using UCSB Library
Offered by: UCSB Library, Transfer Student Center, and ONDAS Student Center
Location: Transfer Student Center (TSC Library 1st Floor Oceanside 1584)
Description: This hands-on workshop will cover the basics of library research at UCSB. Enhance your research skills and learn useful tips and tricks for finding what you need. Join us for refreshments, a walk-through of the building, and an informal introduction to university-level research.

 

Week 3: August 20-24

Tuesday, August 21, 4pm-5:30pm
Event:  CalFresh Enrollment Party
Offered by: CalFresh Representatives, Transfer Student Center, and ONDAS Student Center
Location: Transfer Student Center (TSC Library 1st Floor Oceanside 1584)
Description: Bring your documents and get free money for groceries!

Wednesday, August 22, 4pm-5pm
Event: Becoming Financially Fit: How to Create a Solid Budget Plan
Offered by: UCSB Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, Transfer Student Center, and ONDAS Student Center
Location: ONDAS Student Center (OSC Kerr Hall 1150)
Description: Navigating the financial aspects of college can be nerve-wracking, but creating a solid budgeting plan can help reduce both your stress and your overall debt. In this workshop, we will talk about the kinds of costs you will incur at UCSB, what types of financial aid to utilize first, and where to purchase less expensive materials for your classes. We will discuss how to create a monthly/quarterly budget, and help you identify the resources available to you.

Thursday, August 23, 4pm-5pm
Event: CAPS - All about Mental Health
Offered by: Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS), Transfer Student Center, and ONDAS Student Center
Location: Transfer Student Center (TSC Library 1st Floor Oceanside 1584)
Description: CAPS is committed to providing timely, culturally appropriate, and effective mental health services to a diverse UCSB student body. Come learn more about the role of mental health peers and clinicians. Learn about the skills and resources hat could help you reduce academic anxiety. 

 

Week 4: August 27-31

Monday, August 27, 4pm-5pm
Event: 
Jobs/Internships Preparation & Search Strategies
Offered by: UCSB Career Services, Transfer Student Center, Career Services, and ONDAS Student Center
Location: Transfer Student Center (TSC Library 1st Floor Oceanside 1584)
Description: Interested in finding an internship or part-time job? Not sure what you need or where to look? Career Services has the answers! We’ll look at how to develop application documents like resumes and cover letters and also at many different strategies for finding work or internships during your time at UCSB! Make sure to bring your resume, because we’ll have a mini resume critique bar to give you some helpful feedback on your resume!

Tuesday, August 28, 4pm-5pm
Event: Pathways to Professional Degrees
Offered by: UCSB College of Letters & Science Pre-Health and Pre-Law Academic Advisors, Transfer Student Center, and ONDAS Student Center
Location: Transfer Student Center (TSC Library 1st Floor Oceanside 1584)
Description:  Are you interested in careers in medicine, public health, and law? Come speak with advisors who can help answer specific questions about preparing for your future career. Maybe you are unsure what career you want to pursue, that is okay too! Join us to learn about potential career pathways after UCSB.

Wednesday, August 29, 4pm-5pm
Event: Research & Internship Opportunities for Undergraduate Students
Offered by: UCSB Division of Undergraduate Education, Transfer Student Center, Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA), and ONDAS Student Center
Location: Transfer Student Center (TSC Library 1st Floor Oceanside 1584)
Description: Looking for research or internship experience? Come to this information session to learn about our Transfer Student Research Award (TSRA), Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities (URCA) Grant, Faculty Research Assistance Program (FRAP), Washington, D.C. Internships (UCDC), and Internships in Sacramento (UCCS)! Get involved!

Thursday, August 30, 4pm-5:30pm
Event: Grad School 101
Offered by: Transfer Student Center, ONDAS Student Center, and Education Opportunity Program (EOP) 
Location: Student Resource Building - Multi Purpose Room (SRB - MPR)
Description: Thinking about graduate school and pursuing a masters or doctoral degree? Come learn about the difference between an MA and PhD, when to begin applying, and general program requirements.

 

Week 5: September 3-7

Tuesday, September 4, 4pm-5pm
Event: You CAN Study Abroad as a Transfer Student!
Offered by: Education Abroad Program (EAP), Transfer Student Center, and ONDAS Student Center
Location: Transfer Student Center (TSC Library 1st Floor Oceanside 1584)
Description: “As a transfer student, I don’t have enough time to fit in study abroad.” This is not true! UCSB transfer students can spend a semester or summer studying abroad through the UC Education Abroad Program (EAP), fulfill major requirements, and still graduate on time. This informational workshop addresses academic considerations, costs and finances, scholarships, and career benefits.

Wednesday, September 5, 4pm-5pm
Event: Transfer Timelines: Planning Out Your Time at UCSB
Offered by: UCSB College of Letters & Science Academic Advisors, Career Services, Transfer Student Center, and ONDAS Student Center
Location: Transfer Student Center (TSC Library 1st Floor Oceanside 1584)
Description: What does pre-major mean? How do I used GOLD? What is the class repeat policy at UCSB? What are some differences or things I should know that might be different between my previous institution and UCSB? Come learn about what we think you should know to make for a smoother transition into the UC. Are you wondering how you’re going to finish in two years AND plan for your future? Attend this workshop lead by College of Letters & Science Academic Advisors and Career Services to understand how you can best plan out your time at UCSB. They will provide helpful tips and considerations to help you make informed decisions.

 

Week 6: September 10-14

Thursday, September 13, 4pm-5pm
Event: Opportunities & Pizza Social!
Offered by: Transfer Student Center and ONDAS Student Center
Location: ONDAS Student Center (OSC Kerr Hall 1150)
Description: Get to know fellow first-year, first-gen, and transfer students and learn how you can get involved during your time at UCSB! Danielle Quinones from the Office of Student Life will share information about the HUNDREDS of student organizations at UCSB, and you’ll have a chance to connect with leaders of the Transfer Student Alliance. Angelica Caudillo from the Educational Opportunity Program will share about the resources that EOP offers. Learn about the AS Food Bank and the Center for Science and Engineering Partnerships (CSEP) and how you can use their resources. You’ll also get the inside scoop on upcoming Transfer Student Center and ONDAS Student Center events, programs, and initiatives! Plus, FREE PIZZA!