Dates and Deadlines


Important dates and deadlines for students applying to UC Santa Cruz for fall 2017.

July 1, 2017

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

July 15, 2017

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

July 25-August 1, 2017

Summer Orientation Frosh

July 28, 2017

Summer Orientation Transfers

September 18-24, 2017

Fall Move-in

September 20-28, 2017

Fall Welcome Week

September 28, 2017

Classes Begin

Important dates and deadlines for students applying to UC Santa Cruz for fall 2018.

August 1, 2017

UC Application for Admission available online

August 26, 2017

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

September 1-30, 2017

TAG Application filing period

September 9, 2017

ACT Plus Writing for U.S. and Canada Test Takers

October 1, 2017

FAFSA Filing Period Opens

October 7, 2017

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

October 28, 2017

ACT Plus Writing for U.S. and Canada Test Takers

November 1-30, 2017

UC Application filing period. $70 per campus, $80 for international students

November 4, 2017

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

December 2, 2017

SAT and SAT Subject Tests for U.S. Test Takers and International Test Takers (last opportunity for seniors)

December 9, 2017

ACT Plus Writing for U.S. and Canada Test Takers (last opportunity for seniors)

March 2, 2018

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

March 2-May 1, 2018

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, 2018

Fall 2018 admissions decisions appear on my.ucsc.edu for all on-time freshmen applicants

March 17-April 30, 2018

Fall 2018 admissions decisions appear on my.ucsc.edu for all on-time transfer applicants

April 1, 2018

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

April 2018

Student-Initiated Outreach weekend for admitted students

April 2018

Spring Spotlight campus and college tours and drop-in hours with academic departments for admitted students

May 1, 2018

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

May 2018

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

Late May 2018

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

June 1, 2018

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

Mid-June 2018

Advising and enrollment information provided – frosh and transfers

Late June, 2018

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

July 1, 2018

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

July 15, 2018

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

July 2018

Summer Orientation

September 19-22, 2018 (approx.)

Fall Move-in

September 19-27, 2018

Fall Welcome Week

September 27, 2018

Classes Begin