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USDA Partnership for Transfer Success (PTSP)

The SAC University Transfer Center was awarded this three-year grant to support one cohort of students. The cohort will start in Fall 2011 and receive support from the program through Summer 2013. It is expected that a total of 40 students will benefit directly from the program’s services, while a broader student population will benefit from the project overall.
The PTS Program II is designed to increase diversity and improve the preparation of students entering USDA related careers. The project builds on collaborations with California Polytechnic University, Pomona, Santa Ana Unified School District, and USDA related agencies. The scope of this project is far-reaching, creating a pipeline into USDA related majors beginning with outreach to high school students, retention strategies and experiential learning opportunities for community college students, and networking opportunities for university students.
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  • Mentoring by University Transfer Students
  • Opportunity to Compete for one $40,000 Scholarship
  • Career Panels Focused on USDA Careers
  • Financial Support (stipends)
  • Learning Community Cohort
  • University Visits/Fieldtrips
  • Specialized Counseling
  • National Conferences
  • Paid Internship


  • Major in Business, Civil Engineering, Math, Nutrition, Biology, Chemistry, or Related Science
  • Placed in English 101 and Counseling 116
  • Eligible to Receive Federal Financial Aid  
  • On Track to Transfer Fall 2013
  • Minimum GPA 2.75


  • Meet with program counselor once a semester to update educational plan
  • File a transfer application by November 30, 2012 for Fall 2013 admission  
  • Maintain a 2.75 GPA and make timely progress towards transferring
  • Make a presentation about internship experience
  • Apply for financial aid or scholarship as applicable
  • Be enrolled in a learning community
  • Attend PTSP activities
  • Complete summer internship​
For more information, visit the
University Transfer Center (S-110) or
Call (714) 564-6165
United States Department of Agriculture  NIFA Grant # 2010-38422-21316
Funded by a grant from the USDA Hispanic Serving Institutions National Program
​Attend a national conference with informative workshops and meet recruiters looking to train and hire you! 
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