UC Transfer Hopefuls, Start Building Your Transfer Resume
Dear Future UC Transfer Hopefuls,
Those of you out there that are serious about transferring to your first choice UC campus will need to start building your transfer resume. Although there are TAGs and TAPs to most of the UCs, impacted majors are often excluded in this agreement. The following will provide the breakdown of the form you will have to fill out when you apply to transfer.
What is the “Activities and Awards” Section?
The UC Application has a transfer resume section called “Activities and Awards”. The “Activities and Awards” section of the application is very important. It will print out as two whole pages when the admissions committee look over it. So, please do not skip it! This section of the UC Application is especially important if you are applying to schools without TAGs.
How does the “Activities and Awards” Section Breakdown?
It is comprised of five different sections:
- Educational Prep Programs
- Volunteer & Community Service
- Work Experience
- Awards & Honors
- Extracurricular Activities
You will be able to list a maximum of five things under each of the five sections listed above. You are also asked to list how many hours a week you are involved and how many weeks a year you are involved. It will be ideal if you are able to completely fill up the “Activities & Awards” section. That means you will need to Therefore, it is important to start strengthening your transfer resume now. By getting active on campus activities and acquiring major-related work experience, you will be able to impress the admissions committee by showing them you are well-rounded–increasing your overall desirability as a transfer candidate.