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Stay informed of UC Davis changes on campus and within our four colleges, including updates to our majors and minors.

Academic News

  • TAG criteria for fall 2019 transfer applicants is available. We encourage you and your students to learn about the UC Davis Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) and to review updated criteria for fall 2019 applicants. Please take some time to familiarize yourself with TAG updates now, so that you can help your students use the UC Transfer Admission Planner prepare their TAG applications for the September 1-30 submission period.
  • Transfer Admission Requirement Updates
    • College of Engineering Transfer Credit Agreements for fall 2019 applicants are reflected in the updated (the “engineering grid”) showing UC Davis courses required for each major; students must complete lower-division coursework for majors shown on ASSIST articulation agreements, with exceptions outlined under Preparation for Specific Majors.
    • Computer Science in the College of Letters and Science now requires Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 50 and 60 as selective major requirements.  A 3.40 GPA is now required for the course group Engineering Computer Science (ENG CS) 20, 30, 50 and 60.

    • Suspended majors for fall 2019 applicants include Fiber and Polymer Science and Textiles and Clothing in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

Campus News

  • have been added to the campus's roster of Division I sports. UC Davis is now the seventh school to compete in Big West Conference beach volleyball, and the equestrian team will compete nationally through the National Collegiate Equestrian Association (NCEA) and in partnership with UC Davis' world-renowned School of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. A state-of-the-art equine performance center is scheduled to open on the veterinary medicine campus in fall 2020, and will house equine integrated sports medicine, an imaging center and related support services. In addition to beach volleyball and equestrian, other women’s teams include basketball, cross country, field hockey, golf, gymnastics, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, indoor track & field, outdoor track & field, volleyball and water polo.
  • National Science Foundation funding for 100 undergraduate scholarships will be available to underrepresented students in geology and marine and coastal sciences from eight California community colleges. Beginning January 2019 and over the course of five years, UC Davis' earth and planetary sciences department will help colleges foster students from their first field experience through their undergraduate capstone course and into research, real-world internships or entrance into graduate programs.
  • UC Davis ranked among the world's best for agriculture and veterinary sciences. UC Davis held onto its top spot in veterinary sciences, and has again been ranked one of the best in the world for teaching and research in agriculture and forestry by QS World University Rankings. This marks the third consecutive year that the campus has held the No. 1 world ranking in veterinary science and the fifth year among the world's best schools for agriculture and forestry, following three consecutive years in the No. 1 spot. The rankings are prepared by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS), a British firm that is widely considered to be one of the most influential international university ranking providers.
  • Explore UC Davis.
    • Encourage your students to create a personalized interest page that provides a guided exploration of campus based on their specific interests and makes it easy to stay updated on academic programs, campus life and admission information. Parents and counselors can use the site to join our list to receive periodic admission updates.
    • Check out the majors blog where UC Davis students talk about their experiences and offer advice to new and prospective students. This is a great way for your students to get career ideas and the inside scoop on what it's like to be a UC Davis Aggie!