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All transfer applicants are considered using the same admission requirements and are included in the same selection process. If you have attended both foreign and U.S. colleges or universities, both your foreign and U.S. courses and grades will be considered. You may also be required to demonstrate English proficiency.
When you apply, you must report all foreign coursework as it would appear on your foreign academic records. Find out how to report foreign education in your application.
One of the admission requirements for all transfer students is two transferable courses in English composition with grades of "C" or better. If you are applying to transfer directly from a foreign college or university where English is not the language of instruction, you are strongly encouraged to take as much English as your curriculum will allow. It is very unlikely that any of your English courses will transfer to UC Davis, but your English preparation will make your application more competitive. You will need to demonstrate your English proficiency with one of the approved examinations. Visit the Exams and Visas page for more information.
Whether or not you believe your coursework will be transferable, you will be required to report ALL college and university coursework undertaken in your application. No final decisions on transfer credit will be made until you officially apply and enroll at UC Davis.
Transfer credit is considered for students who have taken the GCE or Hong Kong Advanced Level Examinations and earned grades of “C” or higher. UC Davis does not routinely award transfer credit for the German Abitur, the Swiss Federal Maturity Certificate, the Italian Maturita, or the French Baccalaureate. If you completed GCE A-level or the HKALE, you must report your scores in your application. If you did not receive “C” grades please report your exam scores anyway. Poor A-level/HKALE scores will not be counted against you as a transfer student.
You are required to report your junior/community college or diploma program courses along with all other post secondary coursework in your application. However, UC Davis generally does not transfer credit from junior/community college programs that are technical or vocational in nature, or that do not lead on to further academic study at a university. Usually, coursework from Japanese and Malaysian junior colleges does not transfer. Limited transfer credit may be considered for Indian engineering diploma programs when students have continued their education in a bachelor’s degree program. Applicants usually are not able to transfer directly from Indian diploma programs to UC Davis.