Transfer Bridge to UCLA Samueli Program

Are you transferring to UCLA Samueli Engineering in fall 2019? Are you concerned about the transition to a new school? Want to build a solid foundation in your first year that will impact the value of your UCLA Engineering experience? Would you like to experience the UCLA Engineering classroom before school starts and meet other transfer students? Join us at Transfer Bridge to UCLA Samueli Engineering!

Transfer Bridge to UCLA Samueli program details:

What: 3 week Residential Bridge Program
Who Fall 2019 incoming engineering transfer students
Where: UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science
When: September 3 – 21, 2019 | 9:45 AM – 6:30 PM | Monday – Friday (occasional evening & weekend activity)

Program components:

Intensive Classroom Boot Camp & Study Hall– Transfer Bridge participants will gain a competitive edge in their first year of UCLA coursework through our advanced learning classroom experience.  Gain early exposure to course content, experience the rigor of the UCLA Engineering classroom, take a sample UCLA Engineering examination,and develop your study strategies and partners before your performance counts. Our faculty and graduate students have identified content that will help our transfer students be more successful in their first year.  Content will be focused on CS 32, MAE M20, and CEE M20 courses with a particular focus on using your skills to solve engineering problems.
2 Day Hack – Technical projects are one of the most effective ways of demonstrating your engineering abilities to a future employer.  It’s also a lot of fun!  At Transfer Bridge, participants will get their hands dirty on a technical design project.  Throughout Transfer Bridge, mentors will provide instruction on design tools that will be utilized in the culminating 2 day Hack Technical Completion.  Regardless of your previous experience, this will provide participants with nuggets of information to share with recruiters at the Fall UCLA Engineering and Technical Career Fair.
Accelerate your access to transfer success – transfer students have a shortened 2 – 3 years to collect the experiences that will help you to the next step of landing your first engineering job or continuing your education into graduate study.  Transfer Bridgers will participate in professional development workshops that will prepare you to participate in the upcoming Career Fair, learn about deadlines for important opportunities, visit some of our design facilities, and hear from current students about what to expect. 
  Residential Experience & Networking Opportunities – all Transfer Bridge participants will stay in the UCLA dorms through the duration of the program.  This is to allow you time to focus on the program and will provide you an opportunity to get to know your transfer peers and campus.  Evening and occasional weekend activities will be planned for participants.

Academic Year Support – Transfer Bridgers will continue their experience through the first year as a transfer student.  Tutoring support, study tables, and Transfer Bridge quarterly gatherings will be scheduled for those that complete the summer Transfer Bridge program.

Gain a competitive edge on your peers, make the most of your time at UCLA Engineering, and maximize your ability to be competitive after graduation.  Join us at the Transfer Bridge to UCLA Samueli Engineering in summer 2019!

Eligibility: You must be a newly admitted UCLA Engineering transfer student starting in and enrolled in fall quarter 2019.  You must be able to participate fully in the program from start to end.

Tuition, housing, & parking: To remove all barriers for participation, the Transfer Bridge to UCLA Samueli Program is fully subsidized.  Participants will receive subsidized housing and are required to live in UCLA Housing through the duration of the program.  Participants will also receive a stipend of $1450 to be distributed in 5 installments (see FAQs for details).   A $100 check deposit is required to hold your spot in Transfer Bridge and will be returned for those completing the program.

Application & Deadline: Monday, June 10th, 2019 (50 spots only)
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Program Flyer & Frequently Asked Questions

Program flyer (for print)