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Accelerated Transfer Academy



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Houston TX, 77002

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What is the Accelerated Transfer Academy (ATA)?
The Accelerated Transfer Academy is supported by a Title V grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Education's Developing Hispanic-Serving Institutions (DHSI) Program. The ATA program is aimed at ensuring that transfer students have all the support they need to persist and graduate. Students can look forward to a holistic support system and financial incentives through book vouchers and scholarship opportunities as they pursue their degree at UHD.
The program is comprised of three main components:
  • Academic Support
  • Student Engagement & Community Building
  • Career Exploration
ATA is designed to create a smooth transition for students transferring into UHD. The goal is to provide transfer students with a transformative educational experience by implementing a collection of high-impact strategies and practices that will prepare them for both academic and career success. 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. Our students are also more likely to re-enroll at UHD for a second year thatn other similar new transfer students.

  • New, continuing, and returning transfer students at UHD who transferred with at least 45 earned transfer credit hours.
  • Must enroll at UHD at least part-time (6 credit hours) each semester
  • Earn a minimum of 6 points each semester through ATA engagement activities to maintain a book voucher.
    ($250 for F/T students; $125 for P/T students).
To apply:
  1. Click on the "Apply Today!" button located at the top of this page.
  2. Fill out the application in its entirety. Once you submit it, you will receive a confirmation email.
  3. Continue to check your UHD GatorMail for program acceptance, important ATA updates, and upcoming events.  

Learn more about the Accelerated Transfer Academy (ATA)



Video credit: Nataly Marquez, ATA Scholar (Spring 2022 Cohort)


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