Global Start

Global Start logoGlobal Start: International Student Introduction to UCSC is mandatory for all new international undergraduates and is designed to welcome you to the university and promote success during your studies here.

At Global Start, you will be able to meet your international student advising team and your college advisors. You'll also have the opportunity to take your Analytical Writing Placement Exam (AWPE), learn about campus resources and academic life, take your student ID photo, tour UCSC, and enjoy activities like hikes or a San Francisco day trip!

We will continue to update this page throughout Spring quarter, so please continue to refer to this page.

Program Dates

Freshmen: Monday, September 18, 2017 - Thursday, September 21, 2017. You are not required to attend Summer Orientation in July. 

Transfers & Exchange Students: Friday, September 22, 2017. You are not required to attend Summer Orientation in July. 

Parents (Optional): Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Registration

Freshmen: Registration is now open!

Transfer & Exchange Students: Registration is now open!

Program Fees

Freshmen: $400 USD & move-in fees (see below)

Transfers & Exchange Students: $100 USD

Please note that because Global Start is mandatory, this is a required, non-refundable fee for all new international students (not including Summer Academy: International students). Your account will be charged regardless of your attendance.

Global Start fees will be charged to your MyUCSC student account upon registration and appear on your September bill. For information on how to submit payments, please see the Payment Information page on Student Business Services' website.

Campus Move-In Schedule & Fees

Freshmen: Monday, September 18, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Additional fees ($154.50 USD) for early move-in will be charged to your account upon registration and appear on your September bill. The fees cover early move-in to your assigned dorm/apartment, as well as $85.50 Flexi Dollars for use at campus dining halls and cafes.

Transfers & Exchange Students: Thursday, September 21, 2017 from 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

There are no early move-in fees for transfers and exchange students.