Publications

Students at an information booth at Orientation. Photo by Carolyn Lagattuta.

We have collected the following links to help you learn more about our campus. These publications contain important information on UC Santa Cruz and the University of California, including admission information, enrollment information, and graduation requirements. We hope you find them helpful. Please e-mail any questions to admissions@ucsc.edu.

Admission to UC Santa Cruz

Admission Guide for California First-Year StudentsAdmission Guide for California First-Year Students 2017-18 [PDF]
UCSC Admissions guidelines and information for first-year students from California. Published in August 2016.
Admission Guide for International First-Year StudentsAdmission Guide for International First-Year Students 2017-18 [PDF]
UCSC Admissions guidelines and information for first-year students from outside the U.S. Published in August 2016.
Admission Guide for U.S. First-Year Students (Outside California)Admission Guide for U.S. First-Year Students (Outside California) 2017-18 [PDF]
UCSC Admissions guidelines and information for first-year students from the U.S. (outside California). Published in August 2016.
Admission Guide for Transfer StudentsAdmission Guide for Transfer Students 2017-18 [PDF]
UCSC Admissions guidelines and information for transfer students (California community college students and others) for fall 2017. Published in August 2016.

Academics at UC Santa Cruz

General CatalogGeneral Catalog
Available online only. Published in August 2016.
Schedule of ClassesSchedule of Classes
A searchable list of classes with dates, times, instructors, and locations. Updated regularly.
Academic and Administrative CalendarAcademic and Administrative Calendar
Calendars showing beginning and ending dates of academic terms, exam dates, and holidays for this year through 2022-23.
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Summaries of each of UC Santa Cruz’s undergraduate majors.
Quick ReferenceDepartmental Quick Reference [PDF]
Advising contact information for UCSC undergraduate and graduate majors, minors, and concentrations. Published in December 2016.

Applying To UC

Apply Online for UC for California FroshApply Online to UC for California Frosh [PDF]
Instructions for applying for fall 2017. Published in May 2016.
Apply Online to UC for International FroshApply Online to UC for International Frosh [PDF]
Instructions for applying for fall 2017. Published in May 2016.
Apply Online to UC for Out-of-State FroshApply Online to UC for Out-of-State Frosh [PDF]
Instructions for applying for fall 2017. Published in May 2016.
Apply Online to UC for TransfersApply Online to UC for Transfers [PDF]
Instructions for applying for fall 2017. Published in May 2016.

Financial Aid at UC Santa Cruz

Financing EducationFinancing Your Education [PDF] Financiando Su Educación Financiando Su Educacion [PDF]
Blue and Gold Opportunity FactsBlue and Gold Opportunity Facts [PDF]

General Information on UC Santa Cruz

Visitors Guide 2016Visitor Guide [PDF]
Guide to UC Santa Cruz and the Santa Cruz area. Maps, activities, self-guided-tour. Published in September 2016.
selftourSelf-Guided Tour [PDF]
Tour and map for families or small groups visiting UCSC on their own. Published in July 2009.
Campus OverviewCampus Overview [PDF]
General overview of UC Santa Cruz: distinctions, characteristics, achievements. Published in December 2015.
AIRC GuideAIRC Guide [PDF]
A complete guide to UCSC for American Indian students. Published in August 2015.
AARCC Guide 2017AARCC Guide [PDF]
A complete guide to UCSC for African/Black/Caribbean students. Published in February 2017.

Information about the University of California in Spanish

unfuturoUn futuro brillante comienza aqui [PDF]
(Spanish) Information on the University of California for Spanish speakers.