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What is U-LINK?


University Link (U-LINK) is a transfer program that has a guaranteed  admissions to UC Irvine. This program is open to all students, particularly students in the Santa Ana Unified School District.

Program Benefits & Services

  • Guaranteed admission to UC Irvine upon completion of program requirements 
  • Must be a Santa Ana College (SAC) student 
  • New student orientation 
  • Educational planning appropriate for AA & Transfer 
  • Academic and personal support services 
  • UC Irvine library privileges 
  • UC Irvine on-campus programs and activities throughout the year 
  • Assistance with selecting a major* 
  • Opportunities for informal internships
    *Some majors are excluded from the guaranteed admissions 

To participate in the program you must:

  • Complete placement tests at SAC & place into English 101 and Math 081 
  • Complete all SAC courses with a minimum 3.0 GPA 
  • Complete transfer preparation courses within three years 
  • Meet with your U-LINK counselor once a semester 
  • Complete U-LINK activities throughout the semester when required 
  • Agree to release academic progress information to UC Irvine 
  • Apply for financial aid & scholarships 
  • Complete 100 hours of Service Learning

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New U-LINK Student Orientations 

Thursday,  10/18   
Thursday,  10/25   12:30-2pm

Call the Transfer Center to sign up:
(714) 564-6165

Contact Information:

University Transfer Center
(714) 564-6165
Rochelle Polanco-Zook
(714) 564-6416
Rochelle Polanco-Zook
Location: S-110