Dates and Deadlines

Important dates and deadlines for students enrolling in fall 2020:

September 25-30, 2020 Fall Welcome Week
October 1, 2020 Classes Begin

Important dates and deadlines for students applying to UC Santa Cruz for fall 2021:

August 1, 2020 UC Application for Admission available online
September 1-30, 2020 TAG Application filing period
October 1, 2020

FAFSA and Dream App filing period opens

November 1-30, 2020 UC Application filing period. $70 per campus, $80 for international students
March 2, 2021

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

March 2-May 1, 2021

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, 2021

Fall 2021 admissions decisions appear on my.ucsc.edu for all on-time freshmen applicants

March 17-April 30, 2021

Fall 2021 admissions decisions appear on my.ucsc.edu for all on-time transfer applicants

April 1, 2021

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

April 2021

Student-Initiated Outreach weekend for admitted students

May 1, 2021

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

Late May 2021

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

June-August, 2021

Slug Orientation online

June 1, 2021 Transfer admission acceptance due online at my.ucsc.edu and pay required fees and deposits
Mid-June 2021 Advising and enrollment information provided – frosh and transfers
Late June 2021

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

July 1, 2021

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

July 15, 2021 All official test scores are due to the UC Santa Cruz Office of Admissions from new incoming students (receipt deadline)
September 2021

International Student Orientation

September 15-23, 2021 (approx.)

Fall Move-in
September 15-23, 2021

Fall Welcome Week

September 23, 2021

Classes Begin