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Transfer Admission to UC Davis

Transferring to UC Davis from a community college or four-year institution has become a popular path to obtaining a university degree. We welcome transfer applicants from all schools, though we give priority to transfers from California community colleges.

To be competitive for transfer admission to UC Davis, you should first ensure that you meet UC transfer admission requirements and any UC Davis major-specific requirements. Applicants must be college juniors, with 60 semester (90 quarter) units—lower-division students may be considered for admission to the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences only if space is available.

Our campus reviews and evaluates all applications as part of our UC Davis transfer selection process.

How can I prepare?

To ensure that our transfer students are ready to hit the ground running and succeed at UC Davis, we require specific academic preparation. First, applicants must meet coursework and GPA requirements for admission to the University of California. Depending upon your intended major, you may need to fulfill additional UC Davis major-specific requirements as well. Take a look at some of the resources we provide to help you set your goals and stay on track.

Special Situations

Learn about options for admission as a lower-division student or to non-traditional degree programs. If you've already earned a degree and are interested in a second degree, have international academic records or have a limited objective in attending UC Davis, find out how UC admission requirements apply to your situation.

Do you know how to prepare for college, what courses to take, what your chances of receiving financial aid are, or how to connect with the campus resources you need? The Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) can help you answer these questions.

Transfer Admission Requirements