Transfer to UC Santa Cruz

More than half of transfer students who applied to UC Santa Cruz last year got in. We want you here.

Ready to apply?

It's a good idea to have everything prepared before you start your application so you're not trying to track down information at the last minute.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Transcripts. Don't submit your transcripts to UC at this point, but refer to them as you fill out the application to ensure the information you enter is accurate.*
  • Test scores. Report scores for any Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate, TOEFL or IELTS exams you've taken.
  • Annual income for last year and the current year (your parents' if you're a dependent; your income if you're independent). This is optional unless you're applying for an application fee waiver or for the Educational Opportunity Program.
  • Social Security number, if you have one. We use this to match your application to things like your test score report, final transcript(s) and, if you're applying for financial aid, your Free Application for Federal Student Aid.
  • Citizenship status. You must enter your country of citizenship (or "No Selection"). If your country of citizenship is outside the United States, you'll need to provide your immigration status and your visa type.
  • Credit card. If you prefer to pay by check, you can mail your payment.

If you want more application help, check out our application guide for transfers [PDF] and Presenting yourself on the application [PDF]

Remember to submit your application by November 30th. 

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* Veterans or active-duty military personnel: If you completed courses offered by a branch of the U.S. military, you may indicate your intention to submit your military transcript by checking the box in the "About You" section of the application. If you are admitted and accept an offer of admission, you can then submit official military transcripts (e.g., ACE, SMART) to the UC campus.