Community College Counselors

Photo of Kresge College students by Alison Tassio.

Congratulations to admitted transfer students for fall 2019! (transfer admissions decisions release: beginning March 17, 2019 and continuing on a rolling basis through April 30)

Along with the celebration of admission comes the increased responsibility that is part of becoming a university student. During this transition time, students should keep in mind the following:

  • Accept their offer of admission through our portal,, no later than the June 1 deadline.
  • Keep contact information current. Students can update their contact information on
  • Keep a list of deadlines.
  • Explore UC Santa Cruz using our new admitted student website.
  • Visit UCSC during Admitted Student Tours. If they can't attend in person, take a Virtual Tour.
  • Participate in Summer Orientation (expected of all incoming students) and one of our Summer Academies (optional enrichment program).
  • Read their "Conditions of Admission Contract" carefully, as well as the FAQs associated with it, and ensure they meet those expectations.

To help you advise your students, here is a PDF of the Conditions of Admission Contract for transfer students.

Fall 2019 Transfer Conditions of Admission Contract

Admitted students must review and agree to their Conditions of Admission Contract as posted in the MyUCSC portal.

Conditions of Admission FAQs for Admitted Students

Students with questions are encouraged to contact an admissions representative, as shown on our contact page. They may also contact Undergraduate Admissions or call (831) 459-4008.

Information for Transfer Students Not Offered Admission to UCSC for Fall 2019

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.

Admission Guide for Transfer Students 2019-20 [PDF]
TAG Flyer 2018
TAG Flyer 2019 [PDF]

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