Expectations & Participation - for Summer

Your success is our main priority. The Slug Orientation Course will help maximize your learning, link you to academic and social resources, provide support throughout the entire summer, and connect you to continuing students. The Orientation Course is provided to all incoming students. Review the information below to understand your responsibilities.

Participation Expectations

  • Orientation Course is the required next step
  • Complete each part of the course process by the deadline to get an early enrollment appointment
  • Complete summer reading and reflection assignments
  • Submit official test scores and official transcripts to the Undergraduate Admissions
  • Engage with advisors during Virtual Advising Days (advisors will send emails with details)
  • Complete summer reading and reflection assignments
  • Fully and actively participate in Fall Welcome Week

Via your UCSC email you will receive invitations from UCSC Canvas. Accept the invitations to access the Orientation parts in Canvas.

Program Participation and Fees

Orientation tuition of $279 will be added to your student account and is due in August. Students may be eligible for financial aid grant or scholarship. The Financial Aid & Scholarship Office will be in direct contact with you if you qualify.

Students that are cancelled or withdrawn from the university will have all related online orientation course fees removed from their student account. Students that prefer to keep their one unit of academic credit after they receive their grade are responsible for the full course tuition fee.

Learn more about the Orientation Course Process

Note: Some or all instruction for all or part of the Academic Year may be delivered remotely. Tuition and fees have been set regardless of the method of instruction and will not be refunded in the event that instruction occurs remotely for any part of the Academic Year. Figures for tuition and fees represent currently approved or proposed amounts and may not be final. Actual tuition and fees are subject to change by the University of California as determined to be necessary or appropriate. Final approved tuition and fee levels may differ from the amounts presented.

If you have questions, contact the Orientation Office at 831-459-5468 or email orientation@ucsc.edu.