New Transfer and 2nd Bacc Students

Please make sure you complete these items!

1.  CompleteTransfer Pre-Orientation (TPOW)”

Note: You should complete this tutorial BEFORE you make a reservation for a Transfer Advising Session.

2.  Sign Up For A Mandatory Summer Transfer Advising Session

T-SPOP is not mandatory and does not cover academic advising. It serves as a great way to be introduced to the campus and its resources.

This is mandatory. You are required to attend one of our sessions, and your hold is removed and you register for courses at our advising session.

Choose one below and register. You will need to use your UCI email address. During Transfer Advising, in addition to helping you select and register for your Fall quarter courses, you will learn more about ICS and the university as a whole. If you cannot attend in person, you still need to complete the form and then you will be sent an online presentation and will be advised through email. 

Please note that there is an "advising hold" on your record. This will be removed during Transfer Advising.

Transfer Advising sign up requires the following:

  • Upload of an unofficial copy of your transcripts,

  • Upload of your course syllabi for review. Go here to learn more.
  • Upload of your IGETC (if you have one).
    • What is IGETC?
    • Is it mandatory?
      • No
    • When do I complete it?
      • Before you start this Fall.
      • We must have official certification by your community college.
    • I don't have an upload, is that ok?
      • Yes, IGETC is not required by us for admission.
      • If you will be certified this summer, then please indicate that you have a full IGETC certification when you sign up for transfer advising and then make sure to submit the official certification to UCI Admissions as soon as you have it. 
      • If you don't have IGETC: you can ignore this section of the registration.

Transfer Advising Dates: All session are held in DBH 6011 from 1:30-4:40pm.

Wednesday, July 10 Transfer Student Advising 1  FULL
Monday, July 15 Transfer Student Advising 2 FULL
Friday, July 19  Transfer Student Advising 3 FULL
Thursday, July 25 Transfer Student Advising 4 FULL
Tuesday, July 30 Transfer Student Advising 5 FULL
Friday, August 9 Transfer Student Advising 6 FULL 
Wednesday, August 14 Transfer Student Advising 7
Monday, August 19 

Transfer Student Advising 8

Friday, August 23 

Transfer Student Advising 9

3. Sign Up For Your ICS Credit by Exams HERE

Which exam do you need? Please review the specific credit by exam websites for ICS 31, ICS 45C and ICS 45J to determine which exams to take. Then, sign up to take the appropriate exam(s). Note- one exam per session. There is a $5 that you will need to pay at the Cashier's Office prior to the exam date, please bring proof of payment to the exam. 

Tuesday, June 25
Choose one: ICS 31, 45C, or 45J 
Thursday, July 11 Choose one: ICS 31, 45C, or 45J 
Tuesday, July 16  Choose one: ICS 31, 45C, or 45J 
Monday, July 22  Choose one: ICS 31, 45C, or 45J 
Friday, July, 26 Choose one: ICS 31, 45C, or 45J 
Thursday, August 1 Choose one: ICS 31, 45C, or 45J 
Tuesday, August 6 Choose one: ICS 31, 45C, or 45J 
Thursday, August 15 Choose one: ICS 31, 45C, or 45J 
Tuesday, August 20 Choose one: ICS 31, 45C, or 45J 

*If you attended any of the following community colleges, we do not have an articulation for ICS 31-33. So if you are a proficient programmer, we recommend you take the ICS 31 credit by exam.

Allan Hancock College

Berkeley City College

Canada College 

Cerritos College

Citrus College

Coastline Community College

College of Marin

College of San Mateo

Coll. of the Canyons

Contra Costa College

Cosumnes River 

Crafton Hills College

East LA College 

Diablo Valley College 

El Camino College 

Folsom Lake College

Fresno City College 

Fullerton College 

Laney College 

Long Beach City 

LA City College 

LA Mission College

Monterey Peninsula 

Moorpark College 

Mt Sac 

Napa Valley College

Norco College 

Ohlone College

Palomar College

Rio Hondo College

Riverside City College

Sacramento City

San Diego Mesa

San Diego Miramar

San Jose City College

Santiago Canyon 

Ventura College 

West Hills-Lemoore

West Hills LA 

Note: We need your exam scores in order to help you register for classes. Without this information, you won’t get a schedule when we meet.

  • If required, take your exams at least 2 weeks before your advising date.
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Next, Review and Take Note:

4. Read the New Student Handbook

Get info about finances, academic info, student success, transportation, involvement opportunities, and more. This is the place to find everything you need to know

5. Check In With Your Admissions Counselor

Visit the Message Center at your UCI Applicant Portal homepage. You will be sent a message about any missing documents/transcripts or if they have placed a hold on your record.

  • July 1: Deadline to submit official transcripts to Admissions. 
    • Missing this deadline results in an admissions hold.
  • July 15: Deadline to submit official test scores.
    • Missing this deadline results in an admissions hold.
  • A type 6 hold wrill remain on your record until you attend advising, however an admissions hold will prevent you from attending advising. 

6. ICS Laptop Recommendations

Purchase a laptop if you do not already own one. Our website has recommended laptop specs posted. Students in the Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences will be required to own a personal laptop for coursework. 

7. UCI Welcome Week

  • Monday, September 23
    • New Student Convocation and ICS Dean’s Welcome
    • These important events kick off UCI Welcome Week, when the campus comes alive to showcase the resources, programs, and over 550 student clubs and organizations that offer you opportunities for learning, leadership, community service and friendship. 
  • Thursday, September 26
    • Fall quarter instruction begins.

8. Learn About Your Major

9. Learn How to Enroll in Classes

10. How do I get to UCI for advising?

Arrive early!

Late arrivals will not be allowed in and will have to attend another session.

  • What should I bring to advising?
  • Parking and Location: Anteater Parking Structure, Donald Bren Hall 6011
      • Park in the Anteater Parking Structure (APS)
        • $10 parking fee
      • Go to Donald Bren Hall (DBH)
        • 15 minute walk from Anteater Parking Structure
      • 6th Floor- Room 6011
        • Arrive at least 15 minutes early
      • Google Maps to APS and DBH

 11. Transfer Student Hub

  • Research available resources and opportunites.
  • Plan your academic and career strategies now.


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 Your Tasks

1. Activate your UCInetID

  • Your UCInetID can be found on the top of your UCI Applicant Portal homepage
  • Action item: write down your UCInetID and password, and bring it with you to your summer transfer advising. You will need it to register for classes.

2. Submit your campus housing application

  • Contact the UCI Student Housing office if you did not submit the housing application, but would like to see if housing is still available. 

3. Check your “MyAid” file

  • Please make sure you check your “MyAid” file to verify the status of your application.
  • Register with your email spam checker / safe list to ensure that you successfully receive emails from the UCI Financial Aid Office.  This will ensure you don’t miss email notification regarding your financial aid deadlines and file status.

 4. Set up your UCI Gmail

  • We will be sending out information for your Transfer Advising here.
  • We will be using the ICS Google suite to share information with you.
  • Without activation, you will not be able to see what we send you.
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