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Summer Transfer Academy and Resources for Success (STARS)


 Program description:

The Summer Transfer Academy and Resources for Success (STARS) is a free summer residential program designed to help community college bound high school students successfully navigate the community college system in order to transfer to a four-year university. (Please note: this program is intended for Seniors who intend to enroll at a California Community College in Fall 2014.)

STARS is a 4 day/3 night program taking place at the UC Merced campus and runs from June 26, 2014- June 29, 2014. You'll have a chance to experience life as a college student, living in the dorms, eating at the dinning commons, going to class, and interacting with other UC Merced transfer students. Your day will include a series of workshops that will provide you with valuable tools and information including: 

  • UC/CSU admissions requirements
  • How to Write a College Level Essay
  • Financial Aid
  • Study Skills
  • Community College resources
  • How to choose a major
  • How to Transfer 


You'll also have the chance to speak with admissions representatives from both UC and CSU campuses about their academic programs.
If you are a community college bound high school student, we encourage you to take this opportunity to help you achieve your educational goals.     


*** The STARS Program will begin accepting applications starting February 3, 2014.*** 

STARS Application:

You may apply online here or download the form here. 

First day to submit a STARS Application is February 3, 2014. Last day to submit an application is May 23, 2014. All applications must be recieved by May 23, 2014. Students will be notified by phone by May 30, 2014 of their application status. 

Please submit application to:
Office of Admissions (ATTENTION: STARS PROGRAM) 
5200 North Lake Road
Merced, CA 95343


the form to:

STARS Program