Guide for Parents and Guardians of Prospective Students
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.
- Recent changes at the university
- Academic programs
- UC Santa Cruz’s undergraduate grading system
- Admission statistics
- The ten residential colleges
- Student life on campus
- Health and safety issues
- Visiting the campus
- Recommended reading
- Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
- Life after UC Santa Cruz
- Other useful links
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