Science and Math Articulation and Research for Transfers (SMART) identifies and reduces articulation gaps through collaboration with our 3 largest community college partners, Modesto Junior College, Merced College and San Joaquin Delta College to provide pre-matriculation advising, personnel training, and outreach targeting first-year community college transfer students.

SMART peer mentors tabling

Benefits of participating in SMART:

  • Science-focused transfer counseling, student orientations, & workshops
  • Access to the SMART Advisor Transfer Specialist and Peer Mentors, including receiving one on one help transferring to Stanislaus State
  • Regular access to Stanislaus State STEM faculty


To be eligible for SMART, students must:

  • Be a community college student from Modesto Junior College, Merced College, or San Joaquin Delta College.
  • Be a student planning to transfer to Stanislaus State in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geology, Math, Physics or Physical Science


SMART student expectations:

  • Meet with a counselor each semester at your community college
  • Follow a student educational plan as outlined by the SMART Advisor Transfer Specialist
  • Attend presentations and workshops throughout the year
  • Follow application dates and deadlines as directed by the SMART Advisor Transfer Specialist and Stanislaus State 

Updated: April 03, 2024