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

Course

Approximate Access Date

Due Date
SlugCard photo submission        after April 15 June 24
Course 1: Getting Started June 10 June 24
Course 2: Advising & Enrollment Prep       July 3 July 14
Course 3: Understanding My University     August 10 September 15

Completion of SlugCard photo submission and courses 1, 2, 3 are required to receive an early enrollment appointment for fall, and a winter quarter enrollment appointment. 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 Acknowledgment

Complete before or by June 10.

It may take up to 24 hours after submitting your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) for the Orientation link to appear on your MyUCSC portal. Acknowledge Slug Orientation participation by following the steps below:

  1. Log onto your student portal
  2. From your Student Homepage click on the Application Status and Info Tile, then click on "Orientation"
  3. Click the "Send Me My Slug Orientation" button
  4. Press "Calculate Cost", then make your payment online
Note: The date that the orientation page gives you is the date that you will receive your link to course 1. During the summer orientation is only online. 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.

Program Participation and Fees

Acknowledge participation in Slug Orientation via your MyUCSC portal. Accept the Canvas June Course invitation (will be sent to your UCSC email in early June).

The Slug Orientation fee is $145.

Payment

You can pay for Slug Orientation when you acknowledge participation in Slug Orientation via your MyUCSC portal. If you do not make the payment when you acknowledge participation, the fees will be posted to your student account once you start working in the SlugCard Photo submission course.