Skip to main content

ATA Program

About Our Program

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 than other similar new transfer students.

Students walking together across a bridge