Students who are new to UCI can enroll in courses, get advising or meet other new students and mentors via a range of DUE programs

First-Year Integrated Program

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Global Sustainability Sequence students in the First-Year Integrated Program monitor a Purple Needlegrass restoration project in Quail Hill on Irvine Ranch Conservancy Lands. Each year DUE offers one or more multi-disciplinary year-long course sequences on a topic of broad interest.

Freshman Seminars

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Students who have entered UCI directly from High School can enroll in up to three 1-unit Freshman Seminars during their first year at UCI. These are a great way for students to meet faculty, explore academic areas and get to know other new students with similar interests.

International Peer Group

Students at International Students Orientation

The International Peer Group (IPG) assists UCI’s international freshmen to make a smooth transition into university life. Peer mentors who have had similar experiences to those new to UCI are an important part of the program as are group events throughout the year.

Student Support Services

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Student Support Services helps first generation, low-income, former foster youth and/or students from disadvantaged backgrounds transition to the university and maximize their college experience. Our goal is to help students thrive at UCI and graduate.

Transfer Student Center

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The Transfer Student Center is committed to providing transfer students with tools and resources that support their academic and social success and help them successfully complete their college degree. TSC organizes programs and services that support transfers in their transition to and through UCI and connects students to the campus community.

Transfer Seminars

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The Transfer Seminar Program provides transfers new to UCI with an early, small and interactive class experience. They get to know a faculty member and other new transfers in an informal academic setting. Students may enroll in a maximum of two Transfer Seminars while enrolled at UCI.  This program is on hiatus for 2014-15 and will return in Fall 2015.

U/U Advising

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Students who enter UCI without a declared major get their freshman advising in the Undecided/Undeclared (U/U) Advising Program in the Division of Undergraduate Education. A course focusing on transition to UCI, choosing a major, and campus resources and opportunities is an important part of the program.