First Year Transfer Experience Program

The First Year Transfer Experience program aims to support the successful academic transition of first year transfer students transitioning into the University of California, Irvine.  Housed under UCI’s Transfer Student Center Hub, FYTE aims to ease and enhance the academic and social transition for first year transfers in support of completion of their bachelor’s degree.



The FYTE program at the University of California, Irvine strives to provide support to students in their first academic year by providing one-on-one guidance, community, and workshops that assist students in their academic and social transition into a 4-year tier 1 research institution like UCI.



To enhance the academic and social success for first year transfers at UCI





Receive one-on-one personalized advising from a transfer counselor to help plan out your first year at UCI.







***The deadline for priority applications has passed. To receive email notifications about availability at our events and workshops, please sign up here. Keep in mind that you will only receive a notification if there are extra spots available at the event or workshop.*** 




  Rocio Zamudio

  Transfer Student Hub Coordinator

  PH: (949) 824-7052


Rocio transferred from Santa Ana College to California State University, Fullerton where she earned a B.A. in Sociology. Additionally, she was awarded an M.S. in Counseling from California State University, Long Beach (Go Beach!) where she completed a thesis on Latinas in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) who have persisted through community college and 4-year universities.  Her research and experience working with transfer students at Santa Ana College has ignited her passion for working with first-generation, low-income, and non-traditionally aged students who have overcome a variety of obstacles to reach their academic goals.  Her commitment to student success has inspired her to pursue a doctorate in the near future in order to change the institutional barriers faced by these students.