High School Counselors

Congratulations to admitted frosh for fall 2021!

Notes and advice to admitted frosh:

  • 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, my.ucsc.edu, no later than the May 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 my.ucsc.edu.
  • Watch for important dates! Keep a list of deadlines.
  • Participate in Slug Orientation (mandatory) and if possible, First Year 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 admissions@ucsc.edu or call (831) 459-4008.

Information for First-Year Students Not Offered Admission to UCSC for Fall 2021

Information for First-Year Students Who Have Been Waitlisted


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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