Slug Orientation Course Dates

Instructions on how to access these courses will be sent to your UCSC email account (activate your UCSC email account now). Within a week of submitting your statement of intent to register, you will receive the link to submit your SlugCard photo (first step). Follow the photo submission requirements carefully.

Slug Orientation is your next step. In order to get an early enrollment appointment, you must complete the Slug Orientation courses, and submit your official test scores and transcripts to admissions.

Online Course Dates


Approximate Access Date

Due Date
SlugCard photo submission        after April 15 June 15
Course 1: Getting Started May 20 June 15
Course 2: Advising & Enrollment Prep       June 22 July 10
Course 3: Understanding My University     August 10 September 15

Completion of SlugCard photo submission and Slug Orientation courses is required to receive an early enrollment appointments. Orientation is only online during the summer, so as long as you have internet access you can complete the assigned courses.

 Reminder that orientation is only online.

Slug Orientation Fees

Orientation fees will be posted to your student account in August. The Slug Orientation fee is $145.


Once orientation fees are posted to your student account, you will receive a bill from Student Business Services. Follow the instructions on the billing statements once you receive it to make your payment.