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Welcome to UC Santa Cruz!

Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about enrollment for your first quarter at UC Santa Cruz! Beginning in July, students beginning in fall can log into the My.UCSC student portal to view enrollment dates and start choosing classes. In the meantime, it’s important to understand UCSC’s majors, structure, and requirements, so that you can choose and ultimately enroll in the classes that are right for you.

This Advising Guide is designed to help you choose classes for your first term based on requirements for potential majors, your interests, and your strengths. Please read the following before your enrollment appointment time:

1: Explore Possible Majors

2: Understand UC Santa Cruz’s Degree Requirements

3: The College Core and Academic Literacy Curriculum

4: Building Your Class Schedule

5: Important Advising Information & Resources