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Providing resources and support for transfer students to tackle the unique challenges of those new to campus but not to college.
Civil rights icon Jackie Robinson. Congresswomen Judy Chu and Diane Watson. Nobel Laureate Bruce Merrifield. These distinguished UCLA alumni are among many who came to UCLA as transfer students. Today, more than one-third of all new UCLA students are transfers. Nearly 90% got their start at a community college or Cal State campus.
Transfer students take a different path to UCLA, and they bring with them unique insights and diverse experiences. The Transfer Student Support Fund provides financial resources for services and programs to tackle the unique challenges of students who are new to the UCLA campus, but not to college. Donations to the Fund help transfer students successfully navigate the transition and succeed in their UCLA experience, from their initial visits to graduation.
There are many and varied reasons for coming to UCLA as a transfer student instead of a freshman. Some students need additional time to find their academic focus or achieve personal maturity. Others face hardships, including financial burdens or family commitments. Whatever their stories, all transfer students have persisted and achieved a great deal by the time they come to UCLA. They enrich the college experience for the entire campus community.
The Transfer Student Support Fund has been used in recent years to:
• Award merit- and need-based scholarships
• Create a connected, accessible transfer student community through outreach efforts, programs and support service
• Provide a financial safety net to underwrite the personal expenses of commuting, housing, textbooks and the like. Non-traditional students, including veterans and students with dependent children, are in particular need of such a safety net
The Transfer Student Center helps transfer students make the most of their time at UCLA.
Over 80% of UCLA transfer students come from community colleges within California.
The Bruin Resource Center (BRC) promotes a supportive and inclusive campus community.
Transfer Pride Week helps transfer students join the UCLA community and campus life.
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