Guide for Parents & Guardians

A student and parent at Move-In Day. Photo by Jim MacKenzie.

At UC Santa Cruz, we value and welcome the involvement of parents and guardians in the admission process. In recognition of the important role you have played in preparing your student for the transition to university life, we have developed a number of links to admission and campus resources that are designed to assist and inform you of important next steps. By taking advantage of the information provided, we hope that you will continue to develop a lifelong partnership with us at UC Santa Cruz. In doing so, we are confident that you will continue to contribute positively to your student’s success.

For parents of students considering UC Santa Cruz

For parents of students who have applied for admission to UC Santa Cruz

For parents of continuing UC Santa Cruz students

UC's Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan