Transfer to Excellence:

A Program for California Community College Students

To learn more about the TTE program, please visit

About the program

Transfer-to-Excellence (TTE) is a competitive merit-based summer program that is intended to inspire California community college students to ultimately transfer and complete their Bachelor’s degree in science and engineering. Before the completion of their community college studies, TTE participants experience life at UC Berkeley through an eight week residential research program. While at UC Berkeley, participants have access to enrichment activities to enhance their overall preparation and confidence to pursue studies in science and engineering and, eventually, a career that applies their technical education. Transfer advising is also provided. Upon completion, participants are expected to continue a science or engineering curriculum at a community college with the goal to eventually transfer to a four-year institution.

COINS is partnering with the Center for Energy Efficient Electronics Science, and the Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center to provide research opportunities for community college students. Opportunities are available in the following technical areas:

  • Energy Efficient Electronic Sciences; click here to learn more.
  • Nanotechnology and Nanoscience; click here to learn more.
  • Synthetic Biology; click here to learn more.

To learn more about the TTE program and to apply, please visit their website here.

Meet the 2011 COINS TTE Participants!