Visiting Students

Welcome to UC Santa Cruz!

We are honored that you are now part of the Banana Slug family!

Over the summer you will receive information on how to navigate the campus resources and give you an understanding on how to prepare for your first quarter at UC Santa Cruz. The Visiting Student Advising & Enrollment course, which will be available via on July 5th, will help you prepare for fall class enrollment via your MyUCSC Student Portal (or

Important Information

  • Starting July 23rd, you will have access to your priority enrollment appointment. This means that you will be able to enroll for fall classes. You can enroll for classes any day starting at 9:00am Pacific Standard Time on July 23rd. You will continue to have access to your enrollment appointment throughout the summer, but we recommend that you enroll for fall classes on July 23rd or soon after.
  • To know what classes to choose, follow the instructions or advice provided by your home institution. If you need additional guidance you can reach out to an advisor in the department for your major, at UC Santa Cruz.
  • Complete the Visiting Student Advising & Enrollment Course in Canvas. (Access information will be sent to your email address.)


Visiting students are students that are part of a study abroad (i.e. EAP), or visiting and exchange programs.

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