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Early Community College Benefits

Program Overview

AvenueB is designed to help community college transfer students smoothly transition to UC Davis, and ultimately, a career in biological science. The program was developed by UC Davis with generous funding from the Genentech Foundation, in collaboration with Los RiosContra CostaSan Joaquin Delta, and Yuba Community College Districts.

AvenueB starts at your community college and provides academic and career supports and enrichment opportunities.  If you are admitted to UC Davis and are selected to participate in AvenueB, this support will continue after you transfer to UC Davis.

This program is designed for students who possess a demonstrated commitment or potential for leadership to positively impact the elimination of barriers that prevent full participation of women and underrepresented minorities in biological science careers.

Steps to Engage with AvenueB

  1. Contact your community college transfer center as soon as possible.
  2. Start your UC TAP today
  3. Meet with a TOP advisor
  4. Contact your AvenueB liaison
  5. Submit interest form
  6. Engage with AvenueB

Upon joining AvenueB at community college, students are eligible for:

  • Be Proactive!
  • A Supportive Community
  • Targeted Admissions Advising
  • Admissions Workshops & Information Sessions 
  • Scholar Awards (for eligible students)
  • Industry Connections
  • Enrichment Opportunities 
  • Career/Graduate School Preparation
  • A no-cost Summer Study experience at UC Davis  
    • Aggie to Be (A2B) is a free 4-day, 3-night summer residential intensive transfer preparation program. Jumpstart your knowledge on how you can earn a university degree by transferring from your community college.