How-to Videos

This page contains How-To videos that will provide you with information and support on a wide variety of topics. Explore this page to learn everything from how to enroll for classes to what to bring to college! If you need help with anything not covered in these videos, be sure to email your Orientation Leader Team.

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Prepare For Enrollment

Get help with using the MyUCSC portal to prepare a shopping cart, and learn a little   about which classes you should be
looking at.

Verify AP Scores

Learn about AP scores, class replacements, and the verification of transfer credit form.

Use MyScheduler

Learn to use MyScheduler to create multiple schedules, plan out your day, and compare
class times.

Enrollment Prerequisites/

Learn the difference between prereqs and coreqs, and how they affect your enrollment.

Enrollment Time Conflicts

The MyUCSC portal won't let you enroll if you have conflicting class times in your schedule, this video will show you how to resolve a time conflict.

Enrollment Restrictions

There are a variety of possible restrictions that might prevent you from enrolling in a course, learn about them here.


If a class fills up before you are able to enroll, you can always join the waitlist for the class. This video will show you how to do that.

Adjust Your Schedule

This video will show you how to adjust your schedule by dropping or swapping a class, as well as changing a section time.

Use Permission Numbers

This video teach you about permission numbers and how to use them in your MyUCSC portal.

Transitioning to University Life

Pack For College

Learn how to pack light for college and dorm/apartment life.

Prepare For Move-In
and Fall Welcome Week

Get some information about Move-in day and Fall welcome week so you can know what's coming up!

Living With Roommates

Living with roommates is a big adjustment for anyone. This video will go over some strategies to make it a smooth transition.

Have A Successful First Quarter

Learn to be academically successful your first quarter by utilizing campus resources and using strategies that will help you learn the best!

Get Involved

College is more than just classes! This video discusses some ways to get involved in UCSC organizations and clubs.

Manage Your Time

Learn some time management strategies to help you be successful in college.

Get Around (On and Off Campus)

This video goes over the transportation options available to you from on campus.

Get To Know Santa Cruz

Learn about the resources available to you in the city of Santa Cruz.