New Transfer Student Information for Fall 2023

School of Social Sciences  |  Undergraduate Student Affairs Office

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Welcome to UCI and the School of Social Sciences!

As an incoming transfer student, you currently have a HOLD on your record. Don't worry - this is normal! The hold will be removed once you have completed your mandatory transfer advising with our office this Summer.
Below you will find information on how to complete your new student advising and enroll in your Fall classes.


Step 1: Complete the 2023 Transfer Pre-Advising Survey

In order to ensure that you are advised properly this Summer and in preparation for your Fall enrollment, we ask that you provide us with some background information on your academic history, as well as unofficial transcripts from each community college or 4 year university you have previously attended. If you already have a copy of your UC IGETC or UC Reciprocity letter, we recommend that you provide that as well. When uploading your unofficial transcripts, please name your files in the following way: Last Name_First Name_College Name

2023 Transfer Pre-Advising Survey

Note: You will need to be logged into your UCI Google account in order to access this form!

If you have not yet activated your UCINetID and set up your UCI Google account, you can find more information on how to do that under the “Getting Started” section of our New Student page.

Students who did not complete the Pre-Advising Survey by the extended June 30th deadline are considered to be LATE.

LATE students who wish to be helped with their Fall registration in mid-August should make sure to get the Pre-Advising Survey AND their Canvas modules done by August 4th.


Step 2: Complete Academic Advising

Students who complete the Transfer Pre-Advising Survey after the extended deadline on June 30th are considered to be LATE. These students should have already received several emails with details on how to complete their academic advising, and should refer back to them for information on the steps they need to complete to enroll in their Fall courses. These emails were sent to your UCI student email, so please make sure you are checking it regularly!

Note: for students submitting the Pre-Advising Survey after the original June 8th deadline, the ONLY available advising option will be Remote Advising, as registration for In-Person Advising has already closed.

All incoming transfer students will also be required to complete our Social Sciences Transfer Advising course online through the Canvas learning platform as part of their summer advising. This course is mandatory. Information on how to access this Canvas course has already been sent to LATE students.

More information on the remote advising option can be found below:


Option 1: In-Person Advising (CLOSED)

Social Sciences will be offering limited in-person academic advising for new transfer students between June 20th - June 30th. In-person advising sessions will roughly 2 hours long, and will be held on-campus at UCI with our academic advisors, who will assist students with enrollment into their Fall courses. Registration for these in-person advising sessions will be on a first-come, first-serve basis, and will only be available to students who submitted the Transfer Pre-Advising Survey prior to the June 8th deadline.

Sessions will be held in Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway (SBSG) 1241. Morning sessions will run from 10am - 12pm and afternoon sessions will run from 1:30pm - 3:30pm. Sessions will be available by major on the following dates:

Registration for In-Person Advising has CLOSED.

Each session will be capped at 30 students. Once the session is full, the registration form will be closed, and students who are not able to sign up will be included in our remote advising group. Confirmation emails will be sent to students who have successfully registered with additional information for their in-person session, including directions to campus and parking information. Students who have not received a confirmation email from our office will NOT be permitted to attend the session!

Students attending an in-person advising session will be required to complete their Canvas course prior to the date of their session. Failure to complete all Canvas modules prior to your session date may result in a delay in your Fall enrollment!


Option 2: Remote Advising

Social Sciences is providing an online academic advising option for students who wish to complete their new student advising remotely, or for those students who are not able to register for an in-person advising session. All students who submit the Transfer Pre-Advising Survey after the initial June 8th deadline will be completing their advising online through this remote option.

For LATE students who wish to be helped by the middle of August, the deadline to complete all Canvas modules is Friday, August 4th.

LATE students who have completed all of their Canvas modules by the August 4th deadline will have their HOLD removed and be sent a Fall course registration email from one of our academic advisors between August 14th - August 18th. This email will be sent to your UCI student email address, and will contain a degree check sheet for your major with an evaluation of your transfer coursework, as well as course suggestions for Fall quarter. Once you receive this email, you are free to enroll in your Fall courses on your own!

Please note: it can take time for our advisors to send out these emails, so please be patient with us! If you still haven't received your Fall registraiton email by Friday, August 11th, then at that time you can reach out to us.

Zoom Drop-In Hours: Zoom drop-in hours have already closed for remote advising students. LATE students will need to direct all their questions via email to the advisor who sends their Fall registration information to them.


Additional Resources & Information

2023 Summer Change of Major Info
Thinking of changing your major? More information on each School's change of major policies for incoming students can be found on our Summer Change of Major page.

UC IGETC and UC Letter of Reciprocity
Once you have been issued a full or partial UC IGETC (for students transferring from a California community college) or a UC Letter of Reciprocity (for students transferring from another UC campus), please make sure to send the official document to UCI Admissions to be added to your student profile. This can be done through your Applicant Portal.


UCI Transfer Student Center
The UCI Transfer Student Center provides transfer students with dedicated programs and advisors to help facilitate their transition to and success at UCI. We strongly encourage incoming transfer students to visit their site to check out all of the opportunities and resources designed specifically for you!

No longer coming to UCI? Please make sure you notify UCI Admissions through your Applicant Portal first, and then send an email to our office at to let us know that you no longer plan to attend in the Fall. Be sure to include your full name and UCI student ID number in your email!


Questions? Concerns?

Please send us an email at with your full name, UCI student ID, and your questions!

All emails are answered by a full-time academic advisor.


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