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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 2024: The filing period for fall 2024 will be October 1-November 30, 2023.

Applicants for winter 2024: Please check this website in July 2023 to see if UC Santa Cruz will be open for winter quarter 2024.