University Transfer Academy

*Attention Current University Transfer Academy Members*

The health and safety of the entire University Transfer Academy (UTA) family is our number one priority.  Unitl further notice, all counseling appointments will continue to be conducted remotely (via phone, Zoom, Google Chat). The UTA is available to help and support you during this time.  Please email your University Transfer Academy Primary Counselor or schedule an appointment in Starfish

The SBCC UTA Faculty Counselors:

Please check the SBCC UTA Webpage for more information regarding our fall counseling services, availability, and contact information.  We appreciate your flexibility and understanding as we navigate through these challenging times.

In-Person Services: The University Transfer Center staff will be available in-person to answer quick questions on:

  • Tuesdays, 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesdays, 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
  • Thursdays, Noon - 4:00 pm

Telephone Services: A University Transfer Staff will be available via the phone (805-730-2547) Monday through Fridays from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.  

NEW STUDENTS: Students interested in joining the University Transfer Academy can learn about the program and membership application process below. 

 Welcome to Our Academy of Scholars


Our Mission

The mission of the SBCC University Transfer Academy is to ensure a transfer culture by providing comprehensive support services to empower, inform, and educate students seeking to transfer to a four-year institution. The University Transfer Academy team is committed to providing quality, holistic professional services that are responsive to students’ individual needs. Our goal is to increase visibility, awareness of services, access to transfer information, build partnerships, and, most importantly, prepare students to transfer to both public and private baccalaureate-granting educational institutions successfully.  

The SBCC University Transfer Academy Program

As one of the leading community colleges in California - and the nation - Santa Barbara City College is known for its excellent transfer rates to four-year colleges and universities. This reputation's cornerstone is a college-wide commitment to ensuring that you are provided every opportunity to succeed academically and personally by offering you excellent teaching and support services through partnerships with four-year institutions, a highly transferable curriculum, and a comprehensive University Transfer Center.

The University Transfer Academy (UTA) assures you of transfer in a timely manner to the prestigious University of California System, ranked among the top teaching and research institutions in the United States. UC Santa Barbara leads all campuses with the most SBCC transfer students, who make up about 1/3 of their transfer pool. California State University Channel Islands is one of the 23 CSU's served by the University Transfer Academy. The CSU is a leader in high-quality, accessible, student-focused higher education and is the largest, most diverse, and one of the most affordable university systems in the country. Lastly, Antioch University, a private institution in Santa Barbara, offers a unique education that integrates theory and practice.

The SBCC Univerity Transfer Academy can assist towards solidifying Guaranteed Admission at the University


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