About the program

The UC Santa Cruz Transfer Preparation Program (TPP) supports prospective transfer students from California community colleges and assists them in enrolling at the University of California, Santa Cruz, as well as other campuses. TPP’s representatives work most closely with students who are attending one of the thirteen community colleges in the region to plan a successful transfer program, but will assist any California community college student who has questions.

The Transfer Preparation Program also collaborates with programs and initiatives that strengthen the transfer process and support individual students in making a successful transition to a four-year institution.

Services offered by TPP


  • Academic planning and guidance
  • Transfer peer mentoring
  • Financial aid and scholarships information
  • Transfer, TAP, TAG, UC application workshops
  • Referrals to campuses of interest
  • Course, major, and general education articulation
  • Transfer survival skills workshops
  • Invitations to campus-sponsored events

How to Participate in TPP

  1. Fill out the UC Transfer Admission Planner (UC TAP).
  2. Check the UC Santa Cruz Transfer Preparation Program box.
  3. Email us at admissions@ucsc.edu with your questions.
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