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Transfer Courses

New Students

Send your transcripts to:
Office of Admissions
University of California, Merced
5200 N. Lake Rd. Merced, CA 95343
 
Processing time: The Office of the Admissions evaluates all transfer work for new students. This process may take 8 to 10 weeks. Transfer work will appear on your unofficial transcript approximately 10 weeks from the date of receipt. 

Continuing and Readmitted Students

The Office of the Registrar is recommending that continuing students and reinstatement applicants request electronic delivery for official transcripts to UC Merced. Our email address is registrar@ucmerced.edu. If your school does not offer electronic delivery, you may send a paper transcript. 
 
Send your transcripts to:
Office of the Registrar
University of California, Merced
5200 N. Lake Rd. Merced, CA 95343
 
Processing time: The Office of the Registrar evaluates transfer credit for continuing students and readmitted students. This process normally takes 4 to 6 weeks for continuing students. During peak periods, at the end and beginning of a semester, processing of a transcript may take 8 weeks. Transfer work will appear on your unofficial transcript approximately 4 to 6 weeks from the date of receipt for continuing students. Transfer work will be processed within 4 to 6 weeks from the date of approval for readmitted students. If you need a course to fulfill a prerequisite for course registration, please notify your academic advisor. 

Finding a Transfer Course to Meet a UC Merced Requirement

First, you'll need to determine which course(s) you'd like to transfer into UC Merced. Once you have that information, there are two websites you can use to help you determine which course you should take at a community college over the summer to meet a UC Merced requirement.

http://www.assist.org/

Once at assist.org, you can select University of California, Merced and then select the community college you are interested in attending. You can then explore classes by major or department. 

https://www.transferology.com

Transferology is another resource for assisting you with reviewing school-to-school equivalents. Create an account or log in to "Find a Replacement Course" that will meet a UC Merced requirement. Using Transferology, you can simply enter a town or zip code and it will find replacement course matches in your area. 

University of California Course Repeat Policy:

  • All courses completed, and grades and units earned, at a UC campus during fall, winter, spring and summer terms are transferable to another UC campus

  • This means the UC GPA “follows” the student from one UC campus to another

  • For courses in which deficient UC grades (C- or lower) were earned

    • Courses may only be repeated at UC (in regular session, summer session, and in some cases at UC Extension)

    • Courses completed at a non-UC institution will not remediate the UC GPA

    • Please note: the repeat may not necessarily be allowed at the original campus, per guidance of the school/college at the campus in which the student was enrolled.