Transfer Advising Guide - Home

Welcome to UC Santa Cruz!

Transfer students typically show great desire and motivation to finish their degrees, making the most of everything UCSC has to offer along the way. Two years is a very short time—no matter your background, your educational goals, or your major, your advisers will be providing you with support as you pursue your aspirations at UCSC.

The following pages are designed to help you understand a normal quarter, the class selection process, and the basics of building your schedule for your first term and beyond. To ensure a smooth enrollment experience (and first quarter), please complete the following steps before your Summer Orientation day or enrollment appointment time:

Step 1: Prepare to Qualify for Your Major

Step 2: Understand UCSC's Graduation Requirements

Step 3: Choose and Enroll in Your First Quarter Classes

Step 4: Important Advising Information & Resources