UC recognizes signing of unique transfer student pilot program collaboration with state leaders
On Oct. 10, UC President Michael V. Drake, M.D., systemwide Provost Katherine S. Newman, and UC Academic Senate Chair James Steintrager, released a statement recognizing a unique collaboration between the university and state leaders. With Governor Newsom’s signing of AB 1291, the University of California will establish a new Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) pilot program at UCLA. The initial launch will include at least eight majors by the 2026–27 academic year and includes collaborations with select California community colleges (CCC) chosen by the campus. This bill also provides for an admissions guarantee to the UC system for transfer students who meet the necessary admissions requirements and are not offered a space at a campus of their choice, rerouting those students to at least one other campus in the University of California system.
“I am proud that 27% of University of California undergraduates begin their educational journey at a California Community College and go on to thrive on our campuses,” said President Drake. “The university is committed to attracting and supporting transfer students, and we look forward to continuing to partner with transfer advocates such as Governor Newsom, Assemblymember Kevin McCarty, and others in the state legislature on streamlining the transfer process.”California, Governor Newsom, President Drake, Provost Newman, transfer students, undergraduate