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Prospective Transfers

At Sixth College, our goal is to prepare students to become effective global citizens who engage creatively and ethically with the complex issues facing the world. UCSD ranks in the top 10 universities, so you know you will receive an excellent education here. Through Sixth College's academic and co-curricular programs, you will learn to become innovative, interconnected, and aware.

Our college theme is Culture, Art, and Technology.

Community Life

At Sixth College, our programs, services, and facilities are designed to create a supportive environment that enhances the personal development and learning of our entire campus community. Working in partnership with faculty and staff, we prepare our transfer students to be responsible and contributing members of a diverse, global society by providing learning-centered environments, meaningful out-of-class opportunities, and professional support services that help you learn through your co-curricular experience and achieve academic success.

Now that you have proven yourself to be academically successful, explore Sixth College and learn how you can join a community of other transfer students that have found their home to be in our college community. Sixer Tritons And Recreation for Transfers (START) is a student organization dedicated to the unique challenges facing Sixth College transfer students. Primarily focusing on community building, START offers Sixth College transfer students an opportunity to socialize, build relationships with fellow transfer students, and develop an identity as a member of the Sixth College student body. START also collaborates with the All Campus Transfer Association (ACTA) and other collegiate transfer organizations at UCSD for campus-wide programming.

While it might be that you enjoy participating in some of our annual traditions such as the Chocolate Festival, Let It Flow: A Soulful Night at Sixth, Spirit of the Masters or Kuncocshun; it may also be that getting involved in our Sixer Tritons And Recreation for Transfers (START), Sixth College Student Council, serving as a Resident Advisor, or becoming an Orientation Leader would be a way for you to gain valuable leadership skills and experiences. We encourage you to check out the Village, UCSD’s transfer student housing, and look into all co-curricular opportunities available!

Transfer General Education (GEs)


  • accepted as full completion of lower-division GE requirements if certified by your college
  • no additional lower-division courses required
  • minimum of 60 upper-division units, including the practicum project/course and CAT 125, the practicum writing requirement


  • full completion of IGETC, if certified by your college
  • minimum of 60 upper-division units, including the practicum project/course and CAT 125, the practicum writing requirement

UCSD Articulation Breadth Agreement

  • minimum of 60 upper-division units, including the practicum project/course and CAT 125, the practicum writing requirement
  • course-by-course articulation; some lower-division courses may be required after transfer
  • with planning, you can complete most lower-division GE courses

The mission of Sixth College’s Academic Advising staff is to help students integrate into the UCSD academic community and develop sound academic, career and life goals. Academic advising is an intentional educational partnership between advisors and students and is a process that considers and respects students’ diverse backgrounds, interests and abilities. As Academic Advisors, we strive to develop personal and caring  relationships with our students and are looking forward to continuing our tradition of excellence in the delivery of academic advising services.

More information about Transfer Requirements

Academic Programs: Practicum

Students at Sixth College participate in the upper-division Practicum. The goal of the Practicum is to have students build bridges to local and global communities through experiential learning, engaging students in communal work, and fostering an ethical obligation to service.

Supportive Faculty

Our dedicated faculty and staff strive to create a rich and varied cultural and social life for students, as well as a more energized physical environment through on- and off-campus partnerships.
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