28 SEP

Undergraduate Fall application timeline

01 August - 28 September University of California, Santa Cruz

Important dates and deadlines for students applying to UC Santa Cruz for fall

  • 01 AUG

    UC Application for Admission available online

    01 August

    We strongly encourage you to take your time filling out the application. Be sure to have all the information you need close at hand. Still, we know mistakes can happen. If after applying you discover an error, you can make changes to your application.

  • 01 SEP

    TAG Application filing period

    01 September

    September 1-30: TAG Application filing period. A UCSC TAG is a formal agreement assuring fall admission to UC Santa Cruz in your desired major. The online TAG contract will outline the TAG requirements.

  • 10 SEP

    ACT Plus Writing for U.S. and Canada Test Takers

    10 September
  • 01 OCT

    SAT and SAT Subject Tests

    01 October

    SAT and SAT Subject Tests for U.S. Test Takers and International Test Takers

  • 22 OCT

    ACT Plus Writing for U.S. and Canada Test Takers

    22 October
  • 01 NOV

    UC Application filing period

    01 November

    November 1-30: UC Application filing period. $70 per campus, $80 for international students

  • 05 NOV

    SAT and SAT Subject Tests

    05 November

    SAT and SAT Subject Tests for U.S. Test Takers and International Test Takers

  • 03 DEC

    SAT and SAT Subject Tests

    03 December

    SAT and SAT Subject Tests for U.S. Test Takers and International Test Takers (last opportunity for seniors)

  • 10 DEC

    ACT Plus Writing for U.S. and Canada Test Takers

    10 December

    ACT Plus Writing for U.S. and Canada Test Takers (last opportunity for seniors)

  • 01 JAN

    FAFSA filing period opens

    01 January
  • 02 MAR

    Financial Aid Office requests supporting documents

    02 March

    March 2-May 1: UC Santa Cruz Financial Aid Office requests supporting documentation from applicants and sends preliminary aid estimates to most new freshmen (sent to most new transfer students March 1-June 1)

  • 15 MAR

    Admissions decisions

    15 March

    March 15-31: Fall 2017 admissions decisions appear on my.ucsc.edu for all on-time freshmen applicants

  • 17 MAR

    Admissions decisions for Transfer applicants

    17 March

    March 17-April 30: Fall 2017 admissions decisions appear on my.ucsc.edu for all on-time transfer applicants

  • 01 APR

    Room and board rates are available from Housing

    01 April
  • 01 APR

    Student-Initiated Outreach weekend

    01 April
  • 01 MAY

    Frosh Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) due

    01 May

    Frosh Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) due online at my.ucsc.edu and pay required fees and deposits

  • 01 MAY

    Analytical Writing Placement Examination

    01 May

    Date to be confirmed: Analytical Writing Placement Examination (AWPE) for all UC admitted frosh who have not yet satisfied the Entry Level Writing Requirement

  • 15 MAY

    Frosh Housing contract deadline

    15 May

    Late May (Date to be confirmed): Frosh Housing contract deadline. Complete the online housing application/contract at studenthousing.ucsc.edu by 11:59:59 (Pacific Time) on the deadline date.

  • 01 JUN

    Transfer Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) due

    01 June

    Transfer Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) due online at my.ucsc.edu and pay required fees and deposits (deposits are waived for EOP students)

  • 15 JUN

    Advising and enrollment information provided

    15 June

    Mid-June: Advising and enrollment information provided – frosh and transfers

  • 19 JUN

    Transfer Housing contract deadline

    19 June

    Transfer Housing contract deadline. Complete the online housing application/contract at studenthousing.ucsc.edu by 11:59:59 (Pacific Time) on the deadline date.

  • 01 JUL

    All transcripts are due

    01 July

    All transcripts are due to the UC Santa Cruz Office of Admissions from new incoming students

  • 15 JUL

    All official test scores are due

    15 July

    All official test scores are due to the UC Santa Cruz Office of Admissions from new incoming students

  • 16 JUL

    Summer Orientation

    16 July

    Date to be confirmed: Summer Orientation

  • 20 SEP

    Fall Move-in

    20 September

    September 20-23: Fall Move-in. Some colleges/communities have a two-day move-in; others have a one-day move-in. Housing assignments, including roommate information and a specific move-in time, will be sent to your UCSC email account by mid-August.

  • 20 SEP

    Fall Welcome Week

    20 September

    September 20-28: Fall Welcome Week

  • 28 SEP

    Classes begin

    28 September

    Classes Begin