Welcome John R. Lewis College Transfers!

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.

Some students have earlier appointment times. Once you have completed your Slug Orientation, log into your MyUCSC portal to view your enrollment appointment.

Please visit the Orientation site for more information about the Slug Orientation requirements!: https://orientation.ucsc.edu/

Get Prepared!

The New Transfer Advising information for is designed to help you understand a typical 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 your Slug Orientation and review the New Student Advising information for transfer students

Still Have Questions?

Summer Orientation:

All new frosh and transfer students are required to complete the online Slug Orientation in order to enroll in classes!  The online orientaiton program will help you prepare for your personal and academic life at  UC Santa Cruz.  

Fall Orientation & Welcome Week:

There will also be a Mandatory College Advising Presentation during Welcome Week, after you move in. We will discuss: graduation requirements, university  policies, and what you need to know to begin your first year as successfully as possible! For those students who do not attend Summer Orientation, you will also have an opportunity to connect with your major advisers during Welcome Week.

AP or IB/H Exam Scores and General Education Requirements and Courses:

Did you take AP or IB/H exams?  Find out how your exam scores apply to classes and general education courses.  Admissions must receive your test scores by July 15.  

Learn About Resources

Get familiar with the numerous support resources that will be available to you at UCSC!