New Student Advising: Frosh

Welcome Class of 2027!

Slug Orientation is your first step. To prepare for your class enrollment appointment, you must complete the Slug Orientation process and submit your official test scores and transcripts to admissionsInstructions to access the Slug Orientation process will be sent to your UCSC email account (activate your UCSC email account now). 

Here are some resources you may find helpful:

You are embarking on a major life journey! Be prepared for new experiences and for learning a lot about yourself. The way you begin your college experience can set the tone for the next four years -- to ensure a smooth academic transition into your first UCSC term, we'll be providing everything you need to learn the following prior to starting at UCSC:

  • Learn how UCSC advising is organized and how to access advisors and advising-related resources
  • Become familiar with your student portal (, including how to access your academic information and enroll in classes
  • Identify and complete placement, if needed, for potential majors
  • Choose and enroll in classes for your first term based on requirements for potential majors, your interests, and your strengths.

We will provide information as the time gets closer for your arrival at UCSC. If you have questions in the meantime, feel free to contact us at