Congratulations to admitted students for fall 2013!
Along with the celebration of admission comes the increased responsibility that is part of becoming a university student. During this transition time, keep in mind the following:
- Accept your offer of admission through our portal, my.ucsc.edu, no later than the deadline (May 1 for freshmen, June 1 for transfers).
- Keep contact information current. You can update your contact information on my.ucsc.edu.
- Keep a list of deadlines.
- Visit UCSC during Spring Spotlight 2013, or if you can't attend in person, take advantage of our Virtual Spring Spotlight.
- Attend Summer Orientation.
- Read your "Conditions of Admission" carefully and ensure you meet those expectations.
Admitted students must review and agree to their specific conditions of admission as posted in the MyUCSC portal.
If you have questions about your admission, please contact an admissions representative, as shown on my.ucsc.edu. You may also e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (831) 459-2131.
UC Santa Cruz is located on a 2,000-acre campus nestled in the redwoods above the Pacific Ocean overlooking the Monterey Bay. We welcome students from throughout the U.S.
Our twin achievements in undergraduate instruction and research are uncommon in American higher education. Also unique is that we are organized into colleges providing smaller living and learning communities within the larger university.
UC Santa Cruz faculty have made significant contributions to the body of research that has earned the University of California its ranking as the foremost public research institution in the world, demonstrating that cutting-edge research and high-quality teaching are mutually supportive.
With a student population of 16,775 (15,259 Undergraduate and 1,516 Graduate students), UCSC is often referred to as the City on a Hill, overlooking the vibrant, eclectic city of Santa Cruz (population 55,000). It is a campus priority to provide a safe and secure environment, and we have our own police and fire departments on campus for quick response and close coordination with other local agencies.
Because of our mild ocean-side weather, we enjoy a mix of sunshine, fog, and rain throughout the year, with mild winters. Our campus and city bus system can get you to any destination in the Santa Cruz area, with easy access to parks, beaches, and views of the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. There are buses to Amtrak trains and the San Jose International Airport for your trips home. You can also use Zimride for a convenient trip to the airport.
UC Santa Cruz is also located near San Jose, the 11th largest city in the U.S. and the heart of Silicon Valley, the worldwide hub of technological innovation. Many students find valuable internships and jobs in companies in Silicon Valley, or in the nearby Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary.
What is different for you as an out-of-state student?
UCSC welcomes students from across the U.S. and all parts of the world to enhance our vibrant campus community. Nonresident applicants must meet the same admission requirements as California-resident students but with a higher GPA. Detailed information is provided on our Freshman and Transfer Student guides. Information for all nine general campuses of the University of California can be viewed at www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/.
Students who are not California residents are assessed nonresident tuition in addition to educational and registration fees. Residency for fee purposes is determined after admission based on documentation provided in a Statement of Legal Residency: reg.ucsc.edu/students/residency.htm.
UC campuses have articulation agreements with all of the community colleges in California that detail transferability of courses and application to major preparation and general education requirements. Although UC does not have written agreements with colleges and universities outside of California, there is valuable information at assist.org and at www.universityofcalifornia.edu/admissions/transfer/preparation-paths/index.html for all transfer students.
Please follow the links below for more information: