Out-of-State and International Counselors

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

Congratulations to admitted students for fall 2021!

Notes and advice to admitted students: 

  • 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 deadline: May 1 for freshmen, June 1 for transfer students. 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, Summer 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.
    Freshman Conditions of Admission Contract
    Transfer Conditions of Admission Contract


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


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

Information for Transfer Students Who Have Been Waitlisted


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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