Newly Admitted 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

Request an I-20 or DS-2019

SEVIS Transfer to UCSC

Pre-Arrival Information

Student Visa Check-In

International Orientation