Transferring Process

“Congratulations! You have been admitted to the University of California”


April – May --- Notification of admission

Check out some of these Scholarships and Awards available via the Cal Aggie Alumni Association and its affiliate partners:

  • If admitted, you may be eligible for scholarships such as the UC Davis Cal Aggie Alumni Association (CAAA) Leadership Scholarship 

    • Eligibility:

      • Must be AB540 eligible

      • GPA: 3.25 or higher

      • Demonstrates leadership

    • Due: May 1st at 11:59 PM

June 1st --- Submit Statement of Intent to Register (SIR)

What is SIR: “accept the university offer from admissions”
  • Once submitted, the university will offer housing

  • That’s when you apply for student housing

  • Explore the UC Davis Student Housing: Transfer Students - 2016-2017 Academic Year Options

    • Primero Grove (on campus)

    • The Lexington (off-campus ~2 miles from campus)

    • Arlington Farm (off-campus ~2 miles from campus)

    • Adobe (off-campus ~2 miles from campus)

    • West Village (off-campus ~1 mile from campus)

--- Submit your Statement of Legal Residence (SLR)

What is SLR: “online form/questionnaire to determine if you and your parents (if under 24 years old) meet requirements for California resident tuition”
  • Residency Deputy Ally: Dora Lopez-Bonneau, Lead Residence Deputy


July 1st --- Due: Nonresident Supplemental Tuition Exemption Application (AB540)

  • Steps to access AB540 Affidavit

    • If student qualifies for AB540 (based on their SLR response), they will receive the affidavit through the upload link in their admissions portal

    • If the student has filed for AB540 in the past or believes they qualify for AB540, submit your application

  • Steps to submit AB540 Affidavit:

    • 1. Upload the form to the upload file provided in your admissions portal OR

    • 2. Email form to OR

    • 3. Mail to:

Office of the University Registrar

One Shields Ave, 3100 Dutton Hall

Davis, CA 95616-8692


  • Transcripts for AB540: If transcripts were submitted through Admissions, they DO NOT need to be submitted again for AB540 affidavit

  • What if I DO NOT qualify for AB540?

    • If you do not qualify for AB540 designation you will be considered an out-of-state student for the proposes of tuition and fees

  • Residency Deputy Ally: Dora Lopez-Bonneau, Lead Residence Deputy   


July -Deadline to sign up for transfer orientations!

--- Transfer Orientation dates:

  • Orientation Fees:

    • Reduced Orientation fees apply ONLY IF you were determined eligible for Educational Opportunity Program (EOP)

General Advising Recommendations

  • Recommended 12-13 units for your first quarter (if full-time student)

  • Sign up for an “intro/first year course/seminar”

  • Make friends

  • Add Facebook groups

    • Transfer class of 2020

    • AB540 & Undocumented Student Center

    • SPEAK Fam

    • Pre-Health Dreamers

    • Free & For Sale

    • Free & For Sale: Clothing and Accessories

    • Furniture Page

    • Campus clubs