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Transfer Student Center


UCI's Transfer Student Center provides programs and services for transfer students that affirms their value to the UCI community and increases their visibility on our campus. Our programs and services are designed to:

  • GUIDE students as they transition into UCI, throughout their time here, and beyond
  • INFORM students of resources, programs, opportunities, etc.
  • SUPPORT students through one-on-one meetings, advocating for student needs and concerns, etc., and
  • CONNECT students to each other by providing a central meeting place (our office) for studying and socializing, as well as through our various programs and events that bring transfers together.

For details about our Fall 2014 efforts review the Programs, Services and Initiatives tab or read our newsletter.

Are you a newly admitted transfer student? Once you have confirmed that you will be coming to UCI by submitting your SIR (Statement of Intent to Register), log onto the Transfer Pre-Orientation website at orientation.uci.edu/tpow – there will be loads of information here to help you plan for summer advising and your first year as a UCI undergraduate student.



Student Achievements

Highlighting the achievements of transfer students at UCI.

To nominate a student please email us with the students name, UCI e-mail address, and their recent achievement to: transfer@uci.edu



 Current Transfers

 Prospective Transfers


Our Staff


Click on the image below to
hear why recent transfers decided to come to UC Irvine.


Connect with us:



What is new on our website(11/21/14):

  • Break through anxiety and stress workshop during week 9 and 10. check out the Involvement Opportunities tab for more details.








Dr. Natalie Schonfeld


Natalie has worked at UC Irvine for nearly 15 years, including three years in the Division of Undergraduate Education doing assessment and research on undergraduate engagement and success at UCI. She received her B.A. from Pomona College, where she double majored in Government and French Literature, and her Ph.D. from Claremont Graduate University in Educational Studies. Her dissertation addressed the relationship between race, ethnicity, & immigration status and student success in higher education. Natalie is committed to issues of access and student success in higher education and works to help students develop the confidence and discipline to complete their undergraduate education.

Arlene Vargas


Arlene transferred from her local community college to California State University, Long Beach (GO BEACH!!) where she earned a B.A. in Psychology. She holds a Masters of Science in College Counseling & Student Services from California State University, Northridge (CSUN).  Her experience in paraprofessional advising, mentoring, student development, and her sincere interest in connecting and supporting students in their endeavors is what fuels her to make a positive impact in the realm of higher education.

Peer Educators

To connect with a Peer Educator, e-mail them at tscpeer@uci.edu

Monica Becerra

Major/minor: Psychology and Social Behavior with Chicano/Latino studies minor

Transferred from: Riverside City College

Involvement: ACCESS Social Ecology program, Latina/o Student Psychological Association (LSPA), Hermanas Unidas de UCI (HaU), The National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS), and member of the Summer Academic Enrichment Program (SAEP) 2014 cohort.

Future Plans: Interested in the field of higher education and pursuing a career as a university professor, but I am also exploring the possibilities of working as an academic advisor or in student affairs

Ask Me About: Anime and documentaries on random subjects. You can also ask me about how to find out more about strategies on how to connect with professors, tips for writing an essay, and/or how to get involved on campus

Basti Lopez

Major/minor: English with Minor in Humanities and Law

Transferred from: Santa Ana College.

Involvement: SAGE Scholars

Future Plans: Community organizer or program developer and in the long run become an immigration attorney.

Ask Me About: If you are or know of someone who is a DREAMER feel free to talk to me! I can help by connecting you with resources, advice you on DACA, scholarships, involvements on and off campus, and give any other information that pertains to AB540/Undocumented students.

Patty Ma

Major/minor: Biological Sciences

Transferred from: Glendale Community College

Involvement: PACT-Physicians Assistants Coming Together, TSSP-Transfer Summer Start Program mentor

Future plans: Physician Assistant School

Ask me about: Feel free to ask about my experience here at UCI and the transition process as well as classes to take for biology, food to eat, and campus activities.

Fatima Siddiqi

Major/minor: Biological Sciences.

Transferred from: Glendale Community College

Involvement: Transfer Summer Start Program Mentor, Sigma Alpha Pi - National Society of Leadership & Success Events Coordinator, Undergraduate Researcher in Rose Laboratory - Cardiac Section

Future Plans: Physician’s Assistant

Ask Me About: Study/Organization Skills, Getting involved in Research, How to de-stress after a long day and How to get involved on Campus

Sunena Khushalani

Major/minor: Cognitive Psychology

Transferred from: Mt San Antonio College

Involvement: The Vagina Monologues; Fundraising Director for Project RISHI, Initiatives Team Member for Project RISHI, Soulstice 2014, Take Back the Night 2014.

Future plans: Obtain an MBA and work in the field of Marketing

Ask me about: The transfer processes, ways to quickly adjust to university life.

Future plans: Obtain an MBA and work in the field of Marketing

Ask me about: The transfer processes, ways to quickly adjust to university life.

Nishat Hamid

Major/minor: Psychology and Social Behavior with minor in Education

Transferred from: Los Angeles Pierce College

Involvement: Board member of Antourage, Research with Dr. Goldberg in the Family Lab which looks at the relationship between sleep quality and Autism, Transcriber at the School of Education, Member of Psychology Student Association .

Future plans: Earn my Masters in Education and get my teaching credentials. I want to be an elementary school teacher in the future
Ask me about: How to get involved on campus, how to find the right research lab, and how to use the Transfer Student Center resources to help you.

Rebecca Taylor

Major/minor: Comparative Literature with French minor

Transferred from: San Joaquin Delta College

Involvements: Humanities Honors Program, Tau Sigma National Honor Society, French Club (President), English Conversation Program (English facilitator), UCI Choirs

Future plans: Teach foreign languages and literatures

Ask me about: French language and Francophone cultures, choir, being homeschooled, growing up on a farm, British and Korean dramas, visiting Hungary and Slovaki

Kevin Lee

Major/minor: Cognitive Psychology

Transferred from: LA Valley College

Involvements: Psychology Student Association: Co. Social Chair; Social Science Academic Mentorship program (SSAM).

Future plans: My future career goals involve me working toward a psychology doctorate degree (PsyD). From this, I would like to work as a clinical psychologist in a hospital setting preferably in a veteran’s hospital.

Future plans: My future career goals involve me working toward a psychology doctorate degree (PsyD). From this, I would like to work as a clinical psychologist in a hospital setting preferably in a veteran’s hospital.
Ask me about: Feel free to ask me about the Psychology Student Association or about programs related to the school of social science. Have questions on how to get involved on campus? If you are, feel free to email or speak to me in person. I would be happy to inform you about programs around campus.

Phuc Nugyen

Office Administrative Intern

Major/minor: Cognitive Psychology with a minor in Management and Statistics

Involvements:Administrative Intern Program, Vietnamese Student Association, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, and Student Center Events and Services.

Future plans: Industrial/Organizational Psychologist or Entrepreneur


Transfer Student Center

Open Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm

2200 Student Services II
(Building 105 on the Campus Map)
Irvine, CA 92697-1850
Phone (949) 824-1142

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