Welcome to ATA

The Accelerated Transfer Academy (ATA) program is aimed at ensuring that new transfer students have all the support they need to persist, graduate and Finish UHD Strong.

Congratulations on taking an awesome next step in your education journey!

We are so excited to welcome you to UHD and tell you more about our program.

Applications for Spring 2021 have now closed. Please check back for Fall 2021 applications.

What is ATA?

The Accelerated Transfer Academy (ATA) is aimed at ensuring that new UHD transfer students have all the support they need to persist, graduate and Finish UHD Strong!

What makes us unique?

On average, students in the ATA program earn a higher GPA and earn more credit hours in their first semester than other new transfer students.

Career Learning Communities

CLCs bring together ATA students with faculty, alumni, and career professionals that provide guidance and insights around similar career interests.

What's in it for me?

ATA students can earn up to $150 in bookstore vouchers each of their first two semesters for participating in the program. They also qualify for exclusive scholarships up to $1,000

Learn more about ATA

Joining the ATA Program

All ATA students are required to be full time in the fall and spring semesters (at least 12 credit hours) and to enroll in ATA 3099 during their first semester in ATA.

Full Time Course Load

In order to help students graduate with their bachelor's degree expediently, and to #FinishUHDStrong, all ATA students are required to be full time in their first year at UHD.

We understand that sometimes this is not a possibility given students' outside responsibilities. In those cases, we wish those students the absolute best of luck, but unfortunately, are unable to take them into the program.

ATA 3099

ATA 3099 is a zero-credit, zero-cost seminar/workshop course that students take during their first semester of the ATA program.

ATA 3099 mainly focuses on building career readiness skill sets, and engaging students in small groups with one another to build networks and connect with ATA staff. We have a lot of fun!


ATA Program Requirements

Throughout the fall and spring semesters, ATA students participate in intentional activities and attend targeted events to fulfill program requirements. Some examples of these requirements are listed below.

Connecting to Career Readiness

Throughout your time at UHD, you'll participate in plenty of activities, hear different lectures and learn from industry professionals.

To fulfill this ATA requirement, you'll critically reflect on experiences you've had to connect them with career readiness competencies. This will help you be able to articulate their value as you write your resume, interview for jobs or prepare for graduate school.

Making an Appointment with your Success Coach

Academic Success Coaches are your ally throughout your time in the ATA program. Success coaches help ATA students with time management skills, study habits, identifying strengths and career goals, and connecting students to resources.

As an ATA student, you'll be required to meet with your assigned coach at least once each semester. This can be done in person or virtually.

Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is exactly what it sounds like. Learning by doing. At UHD we offer four types of experiential learning:
      • Service Learning
      • Study Abroad
      • Undergraduate Research
      • Internships

As an ATA student, you will be required to participate in at least one of these activities in your first year at UHD.