Transfer Learning Community

You've already demonstrated you can experience success, but wouldn't you love to thrive? Your Torero experience will be different from what you’ve seen, heard, and done before, so we want to give you the tools to make the most of that experience. Your Transfer Learning Community (TLC) will give you access to peak academic and social experiences in your first semester at USD.


While in a TLC, you will:

  • take a class that is rooted in USD's Liberal Arts and Catholic Intellectual traditions. This class will be taken with other new transfer students and led by an esteemed member of the faculty.
  • learn to recognize broad connections between different ways of problem solving, and articulate the benefits of using multiple perspectives to identify solutions to today’s urgent challenges.
  • explore what it means to be a Changemaker through the "Engage" lens.

Engage TLC

Engage to (Re)build Community

As a new member of the Torero community and the Engage TLC, you'll work toward solidarity, connecting with members of the USD community and beyond to facilitate discourse and encourage equitable participation in civic life.

This Learning Community is open to transfer students only. All TLC classes satisfy the First Year Integration requirement of the core curriculum.
Begin quote The Engage theme of the TLC encourages transfer students who come from many different backgrounds to learn about themselves and others. This allows us to become an integral part of the USD changemaking community, and have the confidence to take any opportunities that arise. – Kylie Bleakley, Facilitating Transfer Scholastic Assistant for Engage

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"Get to know your Transfer Student Leaders" text. Fall 2020 Engage Student Leaders Get to know the Transfer Scholastic Assistants (TSAs) who serve as a collective resource for you in your transition to USD.

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