Admission of U.S. Students from Outside California

UC Santa Cruz welcomes students from across the U.S. to enhance our vibrant campus community. Out-of-state applicants must meet the same admission qualifications as California students, but with a higher GPA. Detailed information for UC Santa Cruz is provided at our Out-of-State Students website. Information for all 10 general campuses of the University of California can be viewed at University of California Admissions.

Students who are not California residents are assessed nonresident tuition in addition to educational and registration fees. Residency for fee purposes is determined after admission based on documentation provided in a Statement of Legal Residency. See California Residence for Tuition Purposes.