Dates and Deadlines

Important dates and deadlines for students applying to UC Santa Cruz for fall 2020.

August 1, 2019 UC Application for Admission available online
August 24, 2019 SAT and SAT Subject Tests for U.S. Test Takers
September 1-30, 2019 TAG Application filing period
September 14, 2019

ACT Plus Writing for U.S. Test Takers

October 1, 2019

FAFSA filing period opens

October 5, 2019 SAT and SAT Subject Tests for U.S. Test Takers and International Test Takers
October 26, 2019 ACT Plus Writing for U.S. Test Takers
November 1-30, 2019 UC Application filing period. $70 per campus, $80 for international students
November 2, 2019

SAT and SAT Subject Tests for U.S. Test Takers

December 7, 2019 SAT and SAT Subject Tests for U.S. Test Takers and International Test Takers (last opportunity for seniors)
December 14, 2019 ACT Plus Writing for U.S. Test Takers (last opportunity for seniors)
March 2, 2020

Deadline for submitting the FAFSA or Dream App, and (for CA students) the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form to receive a Cal Grant Form for upcoming academic year

March 2-May 1, 2020

UC Santa Cruz Financial Aid Office requests supporting documentation from applicants and sends preliminary aid estimates to most new freshmen (sent to most new transfer students March 1-June 1)

March 15-31, 2020

Fall 2020 admissions decisions appear on my.ucsc.edu for all on-time freshmen applicants

March 17-April 30, 2020

Fall 2020 admissions decisions appear on my.ucsc.edu for all on-time transfer applicants

April 1, 2020

Room and board rates for next academic year are available from Housing

April 2020

Student-Initiated Outreach weekend for admitted students

April 2020

Admitted Student Tours and drop-in hours with academic departments for admitted students

May 1, 2020

Frosh admission acceptance due online at my.ucsc.edu and pay required fees and deposits

May 2020

Analytical Writing Placement Examination (AWPE) for all UC admitted frosh who have not yet satisfied the Entry Level Writing Requirement

Late May 2020

Frosh Housing contract deadline. Complete the online housing application/contract by 11:59:59 (Pacific Time) on the deadline date.

June 1, 2020 Transfer admission acceptance due online at my.ucsc.edu and pay required fees and deposits
Mid-June 2020 Advising and enrollment information provided – frosh and transfers
Late June 2020

Transfer Housing contract deadline. Complete the online housing application/contract at by 11:59:59 (Pacific Time) on the deadline date.

July 1, 2020

All transcripts are due to the UC Santa Cruz Office of Admissions from new incoming students (postmark deadline)

July 15, 2020 All official test scores are due to the UC Santa Cruz Office of Admissions from new incoming students (receipt deadline)
July 2020

Slug Orientation Online

September 2020

International Student Orientation

September 18-26, 2020 (approx.)

Fall Move-in
September 18-26, 2020

Fall Welcome Week

September 26, 2020

Classes Begin