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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Recommended
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Rank: Recommended
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required

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AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

1156 High St Santa Cruz, CA 95064-1011
Phone: (831) 459-0111
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Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Elaine from Altadena, CA
  • Feb-01-2015 I am a past student here

    If you come from a warmer region like Southern California (which I did) I would recommend bringing a few coats with you to Santa Cruz because it gets chilly up there. I would also recommend bringing rain boots because it rains often, and maybe hiking boots because Santa Cruz is a very hilly campus and there are often organized hikes going on.

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  • Adel from Soquel, CA
  • Dec-24-2014 I am a current student here

    Use any available sources you could find. Don't be afraid to talk to counselors. I see some students think that talking to counselors is just a waste of time. But that's not true. They are there to help you to get out of confusion that you mostly likely would have in first quarter.

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  • MAIPALUKU from Rio Linda, CA
  • Dec-24-2014 I am a current student here

    As a college freshman who attended a very small high school (with a graduating class of 90 people), this school is very big with some lectures holding 200+ students. One very important thing to consider about attending UCSC is the tuition rate. Tuition is to raise 5% each year after 2014.

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  • Anna from El Cerrito, CA
  • Dec-21-2014 I am a current student here

    Definitely research on and visit the 10 colleges of UCSC before you pick (if you do get to pick, space is VERY limited, especially this year) the one you would like to live in. Each college is very different and includes different groups of people and themes--it LITERALLY is like the 4 houses of Harry Potter (if you are a HP fan like me). Also make some friends with some upperclassmen (the ones who are serious about school) and you will find yourself getting lost less frequently.

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  • Natalie from Hawthorne, CA
  • Sep-01-2014 I am a current student here

    Be friendly and ask questions when needed. People on campus are very receptive and will gladly help some one with directions to get to a class (it can be difficult to navigate at times as it is a huge campus). Take advantage of the tutoring services and talk to your academic advisors, they can provide you with various resources! Also try to get involved and go to all types of events and club fairs, because there are plenty of opportunities to be active on campus as long as you seek them!

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