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Guarantee Transfer Students Offered Admission

UC Riverside Offers Transfer Students Admission

Students in the UC’s Guaranteed Transfer Option Program Receive Offers for Winter Admission

(August 9, 2004)

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — — The University of California, Riverside is offering UC eligible freshmen who were referred to community colleges earlier this year a place on campus, beginning in January 2005.

Under the program, known as the Guaranteed Transfer Option (GTO), about 5,800 UC-eligible freshman applicants were referred to community college. Of those, 1,640 students will receive offers to attend UC Riverside beginning in the winter quarter that begins in January 2005. The change was made possible by the restoration of state funds for UC enrollment growth.

The following is a timeline of key dates for those involved in the GTO program who are offered admission to UC Riverside:

  • Friday, Aug. 6: The Office of Undergraduate Admissions has sent an e-mail notice to 1,640 GTO students indicating that they would receive a winter 2005 offer of admission from UCR. They will be considered freshmen upon entry.

  • Tuesday, Aug. 10: An admission packet will be mailed to these students, to include an official winter 2005 letter of admission, a winter 2005 Statement of Intent to Register (SIR), and housing and financial aid information.

  • Monday, Aug. 16: Students will be able to log on to the UCR Application Status Web site ( to receive specific information regarding their winter 2005 admission. Students will not be able to log on earlier because their application information will not be in the campus database, since they did not originally apply to UCR.

  • Tuesday, Aug. 24: Deadline for students to submit their Statement of Intent to Register.

  • Wednesday, September 15: Like all admission offers, these are provisional until admissions officials review high school transcripts, verify grades and test scores required for UC eligibility. Students have until September 15 to submit all required official documents for verification.

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