Transfer Student Admissions

Carolyn Thomas Speaks to UHP Students

UHP Transfer Students

All incoming Regents Scholars are invited to join UHP, and a select group of transfer students with a GPA of 3.50 or above will be invited as well, based upon a holistic review process at the time of admissions. All invited students who wish to participate in UHP must accept their offer via MyAdmissions by the UC Davis SIR deadline for admitted Transfer Students.

UHP can be a great benefit to transfer students, giving you a community of dedicated, high-achieving colleagues; access to faculty and a small, close-knit transfer seminar; and supportive counselors to guide you through your years as an Aggie. Students also receive priority registration and extended library privileges.

While participating in the University Honors Program earns students UHP transcript notation, to graduate with honors from UC Davis, student must complete their departmental honors program. These programs have various application and completion requirements and deadlines. Transfer students interested in completing departmental honors are advised to contact their departmental offices as soon as possible to inquire about deadlines and requirements.


The UHP Transfer Curriculum

The UHP curriculum for transfer students is designed to introduce students to UC Davis resources and opportunities, while giving them the flexibility to pursue their academic and career interests. The first year that Transfer students spend at Davis they participate in an introductory seminar in their first quarter and then can choose from a variety of opportunities for the remaining two quarters. The second year requirement for UHP Transfer students is to complete a capstone project that best fits their academic interests.

Transfer Year 1

  • During Fall quarter all new transfer students will take the Understanding the Research University Transfer Seminar with Carolyn Thomas, Dean of Undergraduate Education
  • Students will also complete one of the following UHP Year 3 options during both Winter and Spring quarters:
    • Complete the Research Preparation, Conduct, and Communication course
    • Complete an Honors Contract
    • Complete an Independently Designed Project
    • Participate in Study Abroad or the UC Davis Washington Program
    • Complete the UHP Project Management Course
    • Complete the Honors Service Activity

Transfer Year 2

In their second year, Honors students will complete one of the following UHP Year 4 capstone options:

  • Honors Thesis through the major department
  • Honors Thesis through UHP
  • Senior Engineering Design Project
  • UHP Capstone Independent Project