RIVERSIDE, Calif. – In an effort to enroll additional transfer students during the 2017-18 academic year, the University of California, Riverside will be accepting applications for the winter 2018 term from new transfer student applicants. With the goal of bringing the campus freshmen-to-transfer new student ratio closer to 2-1, UC Riverside decided to open the application filing period and admit students for the winter quarter for the first time since 2010.
“UCR is excited about welcoming in our Fall 2017 class of transfer students and we are committed to their success,” said Cindy Larive, UCR’s interim provost and executive vice chancellor. “Our college-based transfer peer-mentor programs help ease the transition from community college by connecting incoming transfers with successful seniors. We also look forward to the fall launch of a Transfer Resource Center, which will provide study space and academic support to transfer students.”
The number of California community college transfer applications UCR received for the 2017-18 academic year is down by 1 percent, however the number of those applicants admitted is up. For the 2016-17 academic year, UCR admitted 5,985 California community college transfer applicants, and for the upcoming school-year, UCR has admitted 6,719 applicants.
The UCR freshman admission count is down for the 2017-18 academic year in comparison to last year’s numbers. The campus has admitted 22,105 California freshmen, nearly 885 out-of-state students, and just shy of 2,075 international freshmen students. That’s a total of 25,062 freshmen for the 2017-18 academic year, down from 28,240 for the 2016-17 academic year.
“UC Riverside’s 2017 admitted class is one of the most accomplished groups of admitted students in our history,” said Emily Engelschall, the director of undergraduate admissions. “Our admitted transfer population represents a notable group of talented students, most of whom have studied in California’s community colleges preparing themselves for the rigor of a UC education. UCR has shown a deep commitment to transfer students over the years, and this commitment is underscored this year with the number of transfer applicants who were offered admission to UCR for the fall 2017 quarter. The campus has worked hard to ensure our entire admitted class feels connected to the UCR community and we look forward welcoming our new Highlanders to campus this fall.”