We welcome transfer students from other departments, colleges, and universities!

Transfer Requirements for the School of Physical Sciences

  • Meet all basic UC admission requirements with a minimum grade of C or better
  • Have a cumulative UC transferable GPA of 3.0 (3.4 for TAG)
  • Complete 60 semester or 90 quarter units of UC transferable credit by the end of the spring term prior to the fall quarter of enrollment

Additional Requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Earth System Science

Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses below:
  • Complete one year of general chemistry with laboratory (preferred) or one year of calculus-based physics with laboratory with a minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Complete one year of approved calculus

Additional Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science

Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in required courses below:
  • Complete one year of general chemistry with laboratory (preferred) OR one year of biology with laboratory with a minimum GPA of 3.0
(Information taken from UC Irvine's Transfer Preparation page.)

Bachelor of Science in Earth System Science

Earth System Science two year sample course sequence

*This schedule is only a sample. Please speak with an academic advisor to design a course sequence that enables you to complete all credits required for graduation.

Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Science

Environmental Science two year sample course sequence

*This schedule is only a sample. Please speak with an academic advisor to design a course sequence that enables you to complete all credits required for graduation.

Helpful Hints for Transfer Students

  • Start early preparing for your transfer!
  • Work with your current college advisor to create a course plan that includes as many UC transferable units as possible. Visit ASSIST to see how course credits earned at one public California college or university can be applied when transferred to another.
  • Do your best to maintain a competitive GPA.
  • Make sure you meet all application deadlines. Give yourself enough time to correct any unexpected problems. Deadlines cannot be extended.

Contact

California Community College Advising
 
UCI offers walk-in counseling to prospective California Community College transfer students Monday through Friday, 2-4 p.m., in the Undergraduate Admissions Office, 260 Aldrich Hall. To ensure a counselor will be available, please call (949)824-6703 before visiting the campus.
 
Student Services in the Department of Earth System Science
 
Morgan Sibley
Student Affairs Manager
(949)824-1604