Apply to the University

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Applying to UC Santa Cruz requires completing an online University of California application and submitting it on time per posted deadlines. UCSC is open for new freshmen and transfer students each fall quarter.

Fill out your online application and submit it during the application filing period of November 1-30. The application can be used for multiple UC campuses, and it is also an application for scholarships.

The fee for applying to UC Santa Cruz is $70 for U.S. students. If you apply to more than one University of California campus at the same time, submit $70 for each UC campus you apply to. Fee waivers are available for students with qualifying family incomes. The fee for international applicants is $80 per campus.

New for fall 2015 admission! The UC application opened on August 1, 2014 in order to give students more time to prepare. The application filing period is still November 1-30, 2014.

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