New Student Advising: Frosh

Welcome Class of 2023!

We're working to prepare all the information you'll need to get started at UC Santa Cruz on the right foot! Stay tuned for information about orientation, advising and enrollment.

Summer Academy

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 your arrival:

  • Learn how UCSC advising is organized and how to access advisers 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 exams 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!