Dates and Deadlines

Important dates and deadlines for students applying to UC Santa Cruz for fall 2016.

August 1, 2015

UC Application for Admission available online

September 1-30, 2015

TAG Application filing period

September 12, 2015

ACT Plus Writing for U.S. and Canada Test Takers

October 3, 2015

SAT and SAT Subject Tests for U.S. Test Takers

October 17, 2015

UC Santa Cruz Preview Day 2015- Open House

October 24, 2015

ACT Plus Writing for U.S. and Canada Test Takers

November 1-30, 2015

UC Application filing period. $70 per campus, $80 for international students

November 7, 2015

SAT and SAT Subject Tests for U.S. Test Takers

December 5, 2015

SAT and SAT Subject Tests for U.S. Test Takers (last opportunity for seniors)

December 12, 2015

ACT Plus Writing for U.S. and Canada Test Takers (last opportunity for seniors)

January 1, 2016

FAFSA filing period opens

March 2, 2016

Deadline for submitting the FAFSA and (for CA students) the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form to receive a Cal Grant Form for upcoming academic year

March 2-May 1, 2016

UC Santa Cruz Financial Aid Office requests supporting documentation from applicants and sends preliminary aid estimates to most new freshmen (sent to most new transfer students March 1-June 1)

March 15, 2016

Fall 2016 admissions decisions appear on my.ucsc.edu for all on-time freshmen applicants

March 17-April 30, 2016

Fall 2016 admissions decisions appear on my.ucsc.edu for all on-time transfer applicants

April 1, 2016

Room and board rates for next academic year are available from Housing

April 2016

Student-Initiated Outreach weekend for admitted students

April 2016

Spring Spotlight campus and college tours and drop-in hours with academic departments for admitted students

May 1, 2016

Frosh admission acceptance due online at my.ucsc.edu and pay required fees and deposits

May 14, 2016

Analytical Writing Placement Examination (AWPE) for all UC admitted frosh who have not yet satisfied the Entry Level Writing Requirement

Late May 2016

Frosh Housing contract deadline. Complete the online housing application/contract at studenthousing.ucsc.edu by 11:59:59 (Pacific Time) on the deadline date.

June 1, 2016

Transfer admission acceptance due online at my.ucsc.edu and pay required fees and deposits

Mid-June 2016

Advising and enrollment information provided- frosh and transfers

Late June, 2016

Transfer Housing contract deadline. Complete the online housing application/contract at studenthousing.ucsc.edu by 11:59:59 (Pacific Time) on the deadline date.

July 1, 2016

All transcripts are due to the UC Santa Cruz Office of Admissions from new incoming students (postmark deadline)

July 15, 2016

All official test scores are due to the UC Santa Cruz Office of Admissions from new incoming students

July 2016

Summer Orientation

September 15-18, 2016

Fall Move-in

September 15-23, 2016

Fall Welcome Week

September 22, 2016

Classes Begin