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Transfer Student Admissions

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 may 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, providing a community of dedicated, high-achieving colleagues; access to faculty and a small, close-knit transfer seminar; and supportive counselors to guide students through their 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, students must complete their departmental honors program. These programs have various application and completion requirements, as well as 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.

Have you accepted admission to UC Davis and UHP and want more information?  Check out our page for incoming transfer students to learn more about next steps. 

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 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 curriculum for UHP Transfer students is to complete the Signature Work that best fits their academic interests.  The UHP Transfer Student Handbook provides detail on these opportunities in addition to serving as resource for your general transition to UC Davis. 

Transfer Year 1

  • During Fall quarter all new transfer students will take the University Honors Program Transfer Seminar
  • To prepare for the UHP Signature Work (Transfer Year 2 requirement) students will complete the UHP Research Preparation Workshop Series during fall, winter or spring quarter. 
  • Students will also complete one of the following UHP Year 3 options during Winter or Spring quarters:

Transfer Year 2

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

  • Honors Thesis through the major department
  • College of Engineering Senior Design Project
  • UHP Thesis
  • UHP Project