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Scholars Program

Important Information and Dates for UC Transfers 

Fall 2014 Admissions Cycle


September 1-30, 2013:    

TAG Contracts must be completed on-line this month in order to guarantee fall 2013 admissions to select UC campuses.  Students will be allowed to complete one TAG only.

September 2013:

Begin writing the UC Personal Statement.    

October - November 2013: 

Attend a UC Essay Workshop (optional).

September - November 2013: 

Make an appointment with a Scholars Counselor to review transfer requirements and for a full admissions evaluation.

October 2013: 

Application booklets for the SMC Scholarship Program are available at the SMC Scholarship Office (1738 Pearl Street).

October - November 2013: 

Attend a “Scholars UC Application Workshop”
Scholars Program students MUST attend one of these workshops. Students will complete their TAP/UCLA priority admissions paperwork at this time.   

October - November 2013: 

Begin filling out UC online application. 

November 1 - 30, 2013: 

UC Application Priority Filing Period
(At this point you can submit your application online.)

November 9, 2013: 

Attend the UCLA TAP Transfer Conference. This is optional.

November 30, 2013:

Students with passing AP scores and transcripts from ANY AND ALL INSTITUTIONS EVER attended (community college, college, university, foreign university) must submit them to the SMC Admissions Office by November 30th.  This is NOT optional.  We must have ALL records regardless of their transferability.  Send these “official transcripts” unopened, not hand-carried, and mailed directly from the institution to the SMC Admissions Office.  The Scholars Program cannot TAP certify students unless the official records are submitted. If you submit transcripts directly to the Scholars Office, you will still have to submit official copies to the SMC Admissions Office 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica, CA 90405-1628, by December 30th.

December 2013 - January 2014:

Receive “acknowledgement letter” by mail, from UC Central Processor, indicating that they have received your application, that they have an updated email, home address, phone number and correct majors for the correct campuses. You do not need to respond to this letter unless you need to change or update information. If you do not receive this letter, contact UC Central Processor in order to double-check that they have properly received your application.


January-February 2014: 

UC will send a “Transfer Admissions Update” e-mail asking students to report all Fall 2012 grades and to verify final Winter and Spring schedule. If you do not respond to this email, UC may cancel your admissions.

February 1, 2014:

Deadline for the SMC Scholarship Program

March 1, 2014: 

Financial Aid Priority Filing Deadline
Turn in FAFSA and GPA Verification Form (for Cal Grant) by this date.  The Cal Grant deadline specifically is a firm deadline.  Check with the SMC Financial Aid Office about your GPA Verification Form.

March 2014: 

Make an appointment with a counselor to do a final evaluation of your IGETC.

April - May 2014: 

Admissions decisions back from UC and CSU campuses.             

April - May 2014:

Turn in your IGETC Certification Petition to the SMC Admissions Office.  Students must do this.  The Scholars Office does not and cannot submit these for students.  At this point you must indicate which campus you will be attending and IGETC will only be sent to that campus.

April 30, 2014:

Deadline to turn in the “Graduation Petition” to the SMC Admissions Office. The Graduation Petition is required to earn the Associate’s Degree and/or participate in the SMC graduation ceremony.

June 1, 2014: 

Submit your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) to the campus of your choice. Turn in ALL official transcripts and AP scores to the UC campus that you will be attending.