Application deadlines for summer 2012 programs have passed.

2011 TTE Class (L to R): Cesar Urbano – Chabot College, Maja Oblepias - Contra Costa College, and Taron Hakobyan - LA Trade Technical College

Transfer-To-Excellence (TTE) is a competitive merit-based program that is intended to inspire California community college students to ultimately transfer and complete their Bachelor’s degree in science and engineering. Participants experience life at UC Berkeley before the completion of their community college studies.

TTE participants can either enroll in a credited course or participate in research. While at UC Berkeley, they also have access to academic, professional, and personal development seminars to enhance their overall preparation and confidence to pursue studies in science and engineering and, eventually, a career that applies their technical education. Transfer counseling is also available.

Upon completion, participants are expected to continue a science or engineering curriculum at a community college with the goal to transfer to a four-year institution.

July 2011 TTE Outreach Event

TTE X-Enroll

This TTE component is a non-residential cross-enrollment program that supports qualified community college students to take a science, math or engineering course that is listed in UC Berkeley's Schedule of Classes. Financial assistance for tuition, books and transportation is available.
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2012 TTE X-Enroll Program Dates: June 18 - August 10


This TTE component is an eight-week residential research experience for undergraduates (REU) program that brings qualified community college students to UC Berkeley to undertake a science or engineering research project hosted by a Berkeley professor. Financial assistance in the form of a stipend and help with room and board are available.
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2012 TTE X-REU Program Dates: June 16 - August 12

TTE X-Enroll and TTE REU are only open to US Citizens and Permanent Residents.

California community college students who are women, from under-represented racial groups, the first generation to attend college, or from low income families are encouraged to apply.