Coronavirus (COVID-19) Updates and Information from Undergraduate Admissions


Fall 2021 Information - Admitted Students

Fall 2022 Information - Prospective Students


Update: UC Santa Cruz, along with the other nine UC campuses, is preparing to return to primarily in-person instruction as of fall 2021. While we are looking forward to resuming in-person activities on our beautiful campus in the fall, the health and safety of our community remains our highest priority. Be assured that we will be extremely careful about how we implement our re-opening. More news will be shared as it becomes available. For further information and updates, please see our Roadmap to Recovery page.


During this extraordinary time of the COVID-19 pandemic, our thoughts are with our current and future students and their families. To aid them, the University of California has implemented temporary measures to help mitigate some of the challenges they may be facing during this time. Specifically, the Regents approved a series of critical, short-term measures:

  • No letter grade requirement for A-G courses completed through summer 2021 for all students, including recently admitted freshmen. 
  • No standardized test requirement for students applying for fall 2022 freshman admission.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Prospective High School or Transfer Students Enrolling in Fall 2022