Transition Courses

 Transitioning to Cal: An Introduction to the Research University

Transfer students make up one-fourth of the student population at Cal. As a first semester transfer, you will be navigating and adjusting to a new campus culture. This class is designed to help facilitate your transition by improving your knowledge of the research university and its resources, assisting you in identifying key academic skills and strategies for academic success, and encouraging community and student engagement. The course will focus on academic strategies for upper division course work with particular emphasis on time management skills, critical reading, exam preparation, and writing skills. You will learn about various campus resources and opportunities that are available to you as a Cal student. Participation, group work, and class discussion are an integral part of this course. We will be sharing and exchanging information and advice throughout the semester.


To register for the course, students must fill out the Interest Form. This is a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited, so we encourage students to sign up as soon as possible.

*Please note: you must be login to your UC Berkeley email to access the Interest Form

Fall 2019 Schedule 

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