High School Counselors

Photo of Stevenson College students by Alison Tassio.


Congratulations to admitted frosh for fall 2020! (frosh admissions decisions release: mid-February through March 16, 2020)

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, my.ucsc.edu, no later than the May 1 deadline.
  • Keep contact information current. Students can update their contact information on my.ucsc.edu.
  • Keep a list of deadlines.
  • Explore UC Santa Cruz using our admitted student website.
  • Visit UCSC by taking a Virtual Tour, hosted by our student tour guides and available in five languages. In light of the current situation with the coronavirus (COVID-19), we are suspending our in-person campus tours program at this time.
  • Participate in Slug Orientation (expected of all incoming students) and if possible, First Year Edge (optional enrichment program).
  • Read their "Conditions of Admission Contract" carefully, as well as the FAQs associated with it, and ensure they meet those expectations.
  • If applicable, satisfy the Entry Level Writing Requirement. More news coming soon about the Analytical Writing Placement Examination.

Students with questions are encouraged to contact an admissions representative, as shown on our contact page. They may also contact Undergraduate Admissions.

Information for First-Year Students Not Offered Admission to UCSC for Fall 2020


Welcome, high school 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 freshmen at UC Santa Cruz.


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