Guide for New Transfers

Kresge redwoods: on the way to the top

Welcome to Kresge College!

Our transfers typically show great desire and motivation to expediently finish their degree, making the most of everything UCSC has to offer along the way. Two years is a very short time, so we're here to help! No matter your background, your educational goals, or your major, we will be providing you with support as you strive to reach your goals at UCSC.

Believe it or not, it's time to start thinking about enrollment for your first quarter. Students who attend Summer Orientation will enroll in fall classes through their student portal in the afternoon on July 26; those who do not attend Summer Orientation will enroll on their student portal starting August 5th. Some students also have earlier (priority) enrollment appointments -- please check your portal for your enrollment appointment.

Get Prepared!

The following pages are designed to help you understand a normal quarter, the class selection process, and the basics of building your schedule--for Fall and beyond.  To ensure a smooth enrollment experience (and first quarter), please complete the following steps before your Summer Orientation day or enrollment appointment time:

Step 1: Prepare to Qualify for Your Major.

Step 2: Understand UCSC's Graduation Requirements.

Step 3: Choose and Enroll in Your Fall Classes.

Step 4: Learn About Resources & Develop a Network

Still Have Questions?

UCSC's New Student Advising Guide:

Review the UCSC New Student Advising Guide for more detailed information about our advising system, degree requirements, and what to consider as you choose your classes.

Summer Orientation:

For students attending Orientation: We will be giving a detailed presentation at your Orientation session, and you'll also have a chance to meet with one of us prior to enrolling in classes. Many questions will be answered at this time, but if you review Steps 1-4, and the New Student Advising Guide and have an urgent issue before your Orientation day, email or call 831-459-2071.

For students not attending Orientation: In addition to completing steps 1-4 above, please review the New Student Advising Guide, which covers most of the information you will need to know before you enroll. If you have questions for us about any of this information, please email or call 831-459-2071.