University of California Information

Due to COIVD -19, UC campuses will provide maximum flexibility to students who need more time to meet registration, deposit and transcript deadlines. To serve students and their families during this crisis, UC has enacted temporary measures, which are explained in detail in an  online FAQ.

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Admission Information

Students who are considering transferring to a UC campus, may start an account with the UC system through Transfer Admission Planner (TAP) at any time. This online tool helps students track and plan the course requirements. You must also consult with your counselor at Cañada College.

UC Undergraduate Admissions Application Guide

UC Undergraduate Admissions website by UC Campus:

Paying for UC 

Tuition and Cost of attendance - This will provide you an estimate cost of attending a UC Campus

Estimate financial aid -  this helps you to calculate how much you may need to attend each UC campus

Scholarships: The following are some of the Scholarships offered by UC campuses:

  • Blue +Gold opportunity Plan
  • Middle Class Scholarship Program
  • UC Santa Cruz offers a $20,000 Scholarship, Karl S. Pister Leadership Opportunity Program, to attend UC Santa Cruz. The application packet is now available, and you may submit it by February 5th, 2021.  Due to the current situation, please use the following steps to submit your Psiter scholarship application packet:
    • Complete the fillable PDF application from
    • Save your transcripts from all colleges attended in  a PDF format
    • Request two Letters of recommendation  -  they can be sent directly to Soraya Sohrabi at sohrabi@smccd.edu.   In this case, Please ask the recommenders to  write "Pister  Scholarship Recommendation Letter for (your name)" in the Subject area.  The recommender may also email the letter s directly to you in a PDF format.
    • Email the entire  scholarship application packet  directly to Soraya Sohrabi at sohrabi@smccd.edu no later than February 5th at 11:59p.m.   In the subject area write  "Psiter scholarship application packet, (your name and your Student ID number).  If the letters of recommendation will be emailed separately  by the recommenders, please make a note of  it in your email.