What Is TPP?

If you are a California community college student and you want to transfer to a UC, TPP is for you. We will help you through the process of preparing, then transferring to a university, where you can graduate and make your dreams come true. We offer specialized focus on students from underserved communities -- such as first-generation students -- to help you cross the finish line and get your UC degree.

California Transfer Students!

Sign up for TPP, and You’ll Receive…

  • Dedicated one-on-one advising
  • Peer mentor connections through transfer@ucsc.edu 
  • Peer mentor social hours online 
  • Major and career exploration 
  • Connection to other transfer students
  • Invitations to special workshops, sessions, and events 
  • Know Your Campus: UCSC workshop series led by Peer mentors
Oakschella

Serving Community Colleges in the Local UCSC Area

If you’re in one of our regional community colleges below, you will also receive…
 

  • One-on-one advising with a TPP Rep (See the links below to schedule an appointment with your rep!)
  • Virtual group advising sessions with a TPP Rep
  • Peer Mentor tabling and presentations at your campus
  • Admitted student celebration on the UCSC campus - come join us in May!

CABRILLO COLLEGE
CANADA COLLEGE
COLLEGE OF SAN MATEO
DE ANZA COLLEGE
EVERGREEN VALLEY COLLEGE
FOOTHILL COLLEGE
GAVILAN COLLEGE
HARTNELL COLLEGE
MISSION COLLEGE
MONTEREY PENINSULA COLLEGE
SAN JOSE CITY COLLEGE
SKYLINE COLLEGE
WEST VALLEY COLLEGE

Connect with a Peer Mentor!

Our peer mentors are students at UCSC who’ve been through the transfer process and would love to share the knowledge they’ve gained along the way with prospective transfer students like you! Connect with them through transfer@ucsc.edu.

John R Lewis College

 

 

Ready to Transfer? Your Next Steps

UC TAP is your one-stop shop for information and resources to help you successfully transfer from a CCC to a UC. We highly recommend that you sign up for this free online service offered by UC. Be sure to indicate your interest in UC Santa Cruz and check the “Transfer Preparation Program” box under “Support Programs!”


Research the UC transfer requirements and ASSIST (statewide articulation information). Take general education classes at your CCC, but don’t forget to prepare for your intended major. Majors at most UCs, including many UC Santa Cruz majors, require specific coursework and grades. Look up information for your major at the campuses you’re interested in.


Get a Transfer Admission Guarantee! Applications accepted September 1-30 of the year before your intended transfer.


Fill out your UC Application starting August 1 of the year before your intended transfer, and submit it between October 1 and November 30.