Transfer Scholastic Assistant Program

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The overall purpose of the TSA Program is to foster a successful and positive educational and developmental experience for all Transfer students. TSAs are successful continuing students who serve as mentors for transfer students, helping with both their social and academic transitions. Each TSA is connected to a particular TLC course, and the group of TSAs in any given TLC theme are seen as a collective resource for the new incoming transfer cohort. They serve as a liaison between transfer students and TLC Faculty, collaborate closely with various departments across campus to put on co-curricular programming, and help new students navigate and find their place here at USD.

Apply to be a Transfer Scholastic Assistant!

To apply to be a Transfer Scholastic Assistant, you must attend a Student Leader Informational. After you have attended a Student Leader Informational, please follow the following steps to apply.

  1. Review the Transfer Scholastic Assistant Position Description & Responsibilities, the TLC Theme Description, and the Application Checklist.
  2. Complete and Submit the Transfer Scholastic Assistant Application.
    • The TSA Application is due by Sunday, February 10th at 11:59pm.
  3. Sign-up for a Transfer Scholastic Assistant Interview.
    • TSA Interviews must be signed up for by Sunday, February 10th at 11:59pm. 
    • Interviews will be conducted from Monday, February 11th through Friday, March 22nd at various times and locations.
    • You will receive an email from Transfer Chair, Marco Zgliczynski, confirming your interview time and location.
  4. Attend your Transfer Scholastic Assistant Interview.
    • Print a copy of your Unofficial Transcript that can be found on your MySanDiego portal under the My Academics tab. On your transcript - please write the NAME of the professor you took this course with next to the course. This will help us place you with an TLC Faculty Advisor and/or TLC Course.
    • Your Unofficial Transcript MUST to be brought to your selected interview slot.
Please contact Transfer Chair, Marco Zgliczynski, at or the TLC Team at with any questions about the application process or come by the Learning Communities Office in Mission Crossroads 125 for more information.

Important Dates for Prospective TSAs

Calendar of important dates for prospective TSAs.
Date Event Location
Tuesday, January 29th - Wednesday, February 6th TSA Informational Sessions *Must attend to receive an application Various times and locations
Tuesday, January 29th TSA Applications and Interview Sign-Ups Open 12:30 PM, online
Sunday, February 10th TSA Applications and Interview Sign-Ups Due Electronic submissions are due by 11:59 PM
Monday, February 11th - Friday, March 22nd TSA Interviews Various locations and times
Late March TSA Applicants Notified of Decision Email notification to USD email address
Late March Deadline to Accept TSA Position Before 5:00 PM, via email
Tuesday, April 2nd Student Leader Lunch/Training  12:00-2:00 PM, in UC Forum C
Friday, April 26th TLC Theme Team Training 1:30-4:00 PM in various locations (contact your TC for details)

Mid August - Transfer Fall Orientation (exact dates TBA)

TSA Leadership Training Various times and locations
 Late August- Early September (exact dates TBA)  Transfer Fall Orientation Various times and locations

Faculty TSA Nominations

If you are a current USD faculty member who would like to nominate a student to be a Transfer Scholastic Assistant please fill out the SA/TSA Nominations form.