New Students

Welcome to UC Santa Cruz! This section is for all new F-1 and J-1 international students (including EAP reciprocity students) who have been accepted into UC Santa Cruz. The information is provided to help you prepare for a smooth transition to the campus and complete all the required steps to maintain your immigration status once you arrive.

We are delighted that you have chosen UC Santa Cruz, and look forward to welcoming you to our campus in the coming weeks!

F-1 vs J-1 Status

Costs of Attendance (opens PDF chart)

Request I-20 or DS-2019

Transfer to UCSC

Welcome Guide

Visa Check-In

International Orientation