Community College Counselors

Congratulations to admitted transfers for fall 2021!

Notes and advice to admitted transfers:

  • Celebrate! We have created an interactive experience for newly admitted students that we hope is as fun as it is informative. Turn on your computer’s sound to get the full effect!
  • Visit our event calendar for newly admitted students and sign up for our many virtual events over the next few weeks.
  • Accept your offer of admission through our portal,, no later than the June 1 deadline. Counselors and parents can view the process through the MyUCSC Portal Guide.
  • Keep in touch. Keep your contact information current. You update your contact information on
  • Watch for important dates! Keep a list of deadlines.
  • Participate in Slug Orientation (mandatory) and if possible, Transfer Edge (optional enrichment program).
  • Read your "Conditions of Admission Contract" carefully, as well as the FAQs associated with it, and ensure you meet those expectations.


Questions? Please contact a UC Santa Cruz admissions representative, as shown on our contact page. You may also email or call (831) 459-4008.


Information for Transfer Students Not Offered Admission to UCSC for Fall 2021

Information for Transfer Students Who Have Been Waitlisted


Welcome, community college counselors and advisors! We hope that this page serves as a useful tool to help you guide your students through the admissions process so that they can become successful transfer students at UC Santa Cruz. At the transfer level, UCSC gives the highest priority for admission to community college students who present a well-planned course of study and a competitive grade point average, and who apply at the junior level.


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