Guide for Parents and Guardians of Prospective Students

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Welcome to the UC Santa Cruz Admissions Parent and Guardian Guide.

We are pleased that you and your student are interested in UC Santa Cruz, a selective collegiate university with a national reputation for excellence. We invite you to browse this site to familiarize yourself with the university and to gather information that you will need as you and your student prepare to apply for and enter college.

Look at this site even if you are already familiar with UC Santa Cruz. With the changes that this university has experienced in recent years, you may be surprised by what you find.

About UC Santa Cruz

The Application Process

Other Information for Parents

Let us know what you think of the Parent Guide site. Please use the feedback links at the bottom of these pages to let us know of any additional information that you think would be appropriate for this site. We would be happy to hear from you.