About Us

Formed anew in 2011, the Division of Undergraduate Education has a comprehensive focus on community, scholarship, and access.  The many programs within the Educational Partnership Center engage prospective students in college readiness throughout the Monterey Bay region.  

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Campus Orientations find and prepare students for their UC Santa Cruz studies.  The Office of the Registrar maintains accurate academic records for every student.  The Financial Aid & Scholarship Office assists four-fifths of our undergraduate students and many graduate students as well.  Students and scholars coming to our campus from abroad work closely with the International Education Office on visa and related issues.

Our distinctive Undergraduate Colleges provide communities within a community that including living-and-learning environments, academic advising, themed events, and a multitude of intellectual and social opportunities.  The Office of Undergraduate Advising coordinates all aspects of undergraduate advising among the colleges and majors, as well as the First-Year Honors Program.

UC Santa Cruz is rich in opportunity, be it to pursue Undergraduate Research, complete courses during Summer Session, apply for a Dean’s Undergraduate Research Award, take part in the Chancellor’s Undergraduate Internship Program, or study abroad with the International Education Office.