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To apply to UC Santa Cruz, fill out and submit the online application. The application is common to all University of California campuses, and you’ll be asked to choose which campuses you want to apply for. The application for admission also serves as an application for scholarships.

Our campus is open for new freshmen and transfer students each fall quarter, and we are open for transfer students in selected majors for winter quarter.

The application fee is $70 for U.S. students. If you apply to more than one University of California campus at the same time, you’ll need to submit $70 for each UC campus you apply to. Fee waivers are available for students with qualifying family incomes. The fee for international applicants is $80 per campus.

Applicants for fall 2023: Freshmen: The UC Application is open now, and the filing period is October 1 through November 30, 2022.

Special extended deadline for Winter 2023! UC Santa Cruz is pleased to announce that applications for winter 2023 will be open to transfer students through August 31, 2022. We are accepting applications for winter 2023 from sophomore and junior level students for all majors with the exception of the following: Art & Design: Games & Playable Media, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Global and Community Health, Human Biology, and Neuroscience.