Out-of-State and International Counselors

Beautiful views of the Monterey Bay from campus. Photo by Carolyn Lagattuta.


Congratulations to admitted frosh for fall 2020! (frosh admissions decisions release: mid-February through March 16, 2020; transfer admissions decisions release: March 17-April 30, on a rolling basis)

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 for freshmen, or June 1 for transfer students.
  • 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, one of our Summer Edge programs (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 are PDFs of the Conditions of Admission Contracts.

Fall 2020 Frosh Conditions of Admission Contract

Fall 2020 Transfer Conditions of Admission Contract 

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

Information for Transfer Students Not Offered Admission to UCSC for Fall 2020


UC Santa Cruz welcomes students from outside of California and from all over the world. We hope that this page is useful to you -- as a counselor from outside of California or outside the U.S. -- to help you guide your students through the admissions process so that they can become successful students at UC Santa Cruz. 

Important Message about Agents

UC Santa Cruz does not partner with agents to represent the University or to administer any part of the undergraduate admission application process. The engagement of agents or private organizations for the purpose of recruiting or enrolling international students is not endorsed by UC Santa Cruz. Agents who may be retained by students to help with the application process are not recognized as representatives of the University and do not have a contractual agreement or partnership to represent UC Santa Cruz.

UC Santa Cruz expects all applicants to complete their own application materials. The use of agent services is not aligned with UC’s Statement on Integrity -- expectations explained as a part of applying for admission to the University.

UC Santa Cruz expects an application to be the work of the applicant and that all information on the application is complete, accurate, and truthful.

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