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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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Special Factors

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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  • Jeffrey from San Francisco, CA
  • Jun-28-2015 I am a current student here

    Once you start your classes, see if their are tutoring opportunities other that our CA's (course assistants). Also use the writing center at Oakes college they have drop in hours and are really helpful. Finally use your time wisely since UCSC is in the quarter system (11 weeks), and the weeks pass fairly quickly.

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  • Carson from Redwood City, CA
  • Apr-22-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Visit and campus and imagine how you would fit in at the school. Can you see yourself attending this college?

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  • David
  • Apr-10-2015 I am a current student here

    Get ready to walk uphill and downhill everyday for ten to twenty minutes. Invest in an awesome running shoes, because many of the buildings are far from each other.

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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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