Virtual Events for Future Students

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Connect Virtually with UC Santa Cruz

Are you thinking about applying to UC Santa Cruz for next year or beyond? See the schedule above for your chance to chat LIVE with UC Santa Cruz staff and students and find out more about the university -- from a student’s perspective. Find out why you should consider becoming a new Banana Slug!

‘Meet a Slug’ Chats

See the schedule above for your chance to chat live with current UC Santa Cruz students on topics including majors, social life, athletics, and more. Every Monday and Friday at 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time, they’ll be addressing different areas of interest. No sign-up required. Just click on the session you’d like to join in the calendar above for more details and a Zoom link. Drop in as many times as you like! 

UC Santa Cruz Information Sessions for High School Students

Join us to find out why UC Santa Cruz is "Different by Design!" Meet with current students and Admissions staff to learn more about what it means to be a Banana Slug. We'll discuss academics, student life, the residential colleges, our amazing alumni, and more. Bring your questions to these virtual, LIVE sessions and get them answered in real time.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED:

  1. Find the session that works for you in the calendar above.
  2. Sign up by clicking the Zoom link in the description.

Transfer Information Sessions

Take the transfer path and get a UC Santa Cruz degree! If you’re thinking about applying to UC Santa Cruz as a transfer student for fall 2021 or later, join us at one of our online Transfer Information Sessions. This is a chance for you to interact with an Admissions adviser and other potential transfer students to discuss transfer admissions requirements, selection criteria, selective majors, and more.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED:

  1. Find the session that works for you in the calendar above.
  2. Sign up by clicking the Zoom link in the description.
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New! Instagram Live: Slug Spotlight. Ask an Alum!
Wed, September 16, 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Tune in to an Instagram Live event hosted from our campus account @UCSC

Ask Dayana about:

  • How to assemble an awesome UC application
  • What it was like to be a First Gen student
  • Student organizations and resource centers she used on campus
  • How she built a resume with career experience as an undergrad
  • What it's like to be a Banana Slug!

Check this page later for more Instagram Live events featuring current students and alumni, answering your questions about
their experiences while at UCSC!

TAG Workshops

Get a transfer admission guarantee! The UC Santa Cruz TAG (Transfer Admission Guarantee) is a formal agreement ensuring fall transfer admission in a desired major from a California community college. The TAG workshop will provide information on the requirements to earn a guarantee and explain the filing process and deadlines.

REGISTRATION REQUIRED:

  1. Find the session that works for you in the calendar above.
  2. Sign up by clicking the Zoom link in the description.

Virtual Tour

Any time you like, you can take a virtual tour of the beautiful UC Santa Cruz campus, led by our student tour guides and offered in five languages.

Apply for Fall 2021

The UC Application opened on August 1, 2020, and the filing period is November 1-30, 2020. We hope to review your application soon.

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Admitted Students for Fall 2020: ‘Meet a
Slug’ Chats

If you’ve enrolled at UC Santa Cruz for fall 2020, feel free to drop in on our ongoing ‘Meet a Slug’ Chats (see the calendar above for a schedule). The audience will be a mix of admitted students and future students. Get your questions answered LIVE!


If you have a disability and wish to participate in an activity or event sponsored by the University, you may request a reasonable accommodation by contacting admissions@ucsc.edu. We will follow up with you individually.