Transfer Making It Happen (TMIH)

The Transfer Making It Happen program at UCSB is an online program that strives to ensure high school seniors make a smooth transition from high school to community college to the University of California. Participants will be equipped with critical information including tools and resources necessary to successfully transfer to and graduate from the UC within a timely manner. While TMIH is open to all high school seniors in California, those who come from low income and/or first-generation backgrounds are prioritized.

Program Curriculum & Outcomes

TMIH curriculum includes information on the UC admission process, financial aid, transfer support programs, and academic enrichment opportunities. Participants will also have the opportunity to establish direct communication with UCSB transfer admission counselors who will serve as a guide throughout the UC transfer process. 

Following the program’s end, UCSB transfer admissions counselors will maintain contact with TMIH participants via specialized newsletters, email campaigns, and webinars aimed at informing them of important transfer events, deadlines, and academic opportunities.

2021 Event Information

  • Event Dates: Multiple times throughout May and June. All sessions are held online via Zoom.
  • Application Opens: April 1, 2021

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Transfer Preparation Academy 

The UCSB Transfer Preparation Academy is designed for California community college students applying for transfer admission to the University of California for fall of 2022. Participants will discover academic and co-curricular opportunities available at UCSB while obtaining individualized UC admissions support. Students will attend workshops that strengthen their leadership skills, experience lectures and workshops, and engage in meaningful discussions with the UCSB community and other transfer students. 

2021 Event Information

  • Event Dates: June 17-18 (Mountain Session) or June 25-26 (Ocean Session), with follow-up online events throughout the summer. Both sessions will be held online through Zoom. 
  • Application Opens: April 1, 2021. The priority deadline to apply is May 1, 2021. All California community college students are welcome to apply, and there is no application fee. Priority consideration for participation in the program will be given to low income and first-generation college students who are planning to transfer in fall 2022.


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