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University of California, Santa Barbara                            March 2014                          


Next Steps for Admitted Students

UCSB Students

Admitted students can visit the Steps to Enrollment page for a complete checklist for preparing to enroll at UCSB.

- March 20: Apply for FSSP
- April 12:
Spring Insight Open House

- April 15: UCSB Virtual Open House
- April 17: Admissions webinar*
- May: Attend a transfer event!
- May 1: Submit SIR (freshmen)
- Mid-May: Register for Orientation
- May 22: Admissions webinar*
- June 1: Submit SIR (transfers)
- June 1: Housing contract due (freshmen)
- June 10: Housing contract due (transfers)
- July 1: Submit official transcripts
- July 15: Submit test scores
- Sept. 15: Pay fees

*Admissions webinars take place at 4 p.m. PST. Register online!

EXTENDED TOURS on Saturdays in April!

Storke Tower

Extended campus tours and presentations will be offered on Saturdays in April for admitted and prospective students and their families. Tours will be offered every Saturday in April at 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. excluding April 12, which is the UCSB Spring Insight Open House event. Presentations will be offered on Saturdays in April (excluding April 12) at 11 a.m. and 1p.m. Register now!

- Campus tours
- Group tours
- Self-guided tours

Helpful Links

- Advanced placement
- Athletics
- Education Abroad Program
- Financial aid and scholarships
- Freshman Summer Start Program
- Housing for freshmen
- Housing for transfer
- Local High School Student Program
- Transitions Program for transfers
- Veterans' benefits

Connect with UCSB!


Admissions Numbers Are In!

Congratulations are in order for admitted students! Admission decisions for freshman applicants and some transfer applicants were released today, Monday, March 17, through the Application Status portal. The Office of Admissions received 66,794 freshman applications and sent just over 24,000 offers of admission to freshman applicants. Today the Office of Admissions released 4,932 decisions to transfer applicants, and notifications will continue to be released on a rolling basis through May 1. Transfer students are encouraged to check the Application Status portal throughout the month of April.

Admitted applicant averages:
  • Average GPA: 4.15
  • SATR Composite: 1958
  • ACT Composite: 28

Register Now for Spring Insight! 

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Students and families can register now for the Spring Insight! The
Spring Insight open house is an all-day event hosted by UCSB to welcome prospective applicants, newly admitted students and their families to campus. At the event guests can take campus tours, learn more about student organizations and attend presentations to learn about UCSB. This year Spring Insight will take place on Saturday, April 12 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

New this year! Spring Insight will host a Steps to Enrollment session to walk admitted students through the process of enrolling as a student at UCSB. All are welcome!

For families who cannot visit the campus in person, UCSB will host a Virtual Open House event on Tuesday, April 15. The online event is open to counselors and students from 1-8 p.m. PST.

Ask UCSB Admissions

How does my student accept an offer of admission?
Students may submit a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) electronically through the Application Status site. Freshman applicants have until May 1 and transfer applicants have until June 1 to decide.

Can students appeal their admission decision?
Yes. Students can visit the Appeal Process page for information on how to appeal admission decisions. Freshman applicants must appeal by April 15 and transfer applicants must appeal as soon as possible before August 1.

Does UCSB have a waitlist?
Yes, the waitlist is designed for freshman applicants who were not offered admission due to space limitations but who were considered excellent candidates for admission, should space become available. Freshman applicants placed on the waitlist will be notified in their Application Status portal. Students must "opt in" to the waitlist by April 15.

What percentage of freshmen were admitted for fall 2014?
The Office of Admissions sent offers of admission to 36% of freshman applicants.

Can students defer their admission to another quarter?
Students must reapply for the term they wish to attend. The Office of Admissions cannot guarantee that they will be accepted for a future term. When reapplying, students should let the office know that they were accepted for the fall 2014 term. Performance in the senior year and what the student has done in the interim will be considered.

How can transfer applicants get their questions answered?
Transfer applicants can visit the Webinars and Online Events page to learn more about one-on-one Virtual Transfer Appointments and Gaucho Online Thursdays, webinar events tailored specifically for transfer applicants scheduled in May.

I have a question I want to see answered in Horizons. What should I do?
Email Ask UCSB Admissions your questions and we will post a response in the next issue of Horizons.

Office of Admissions
UC Santa Barbara, Office of Admissions

1210 Cheadle Hall, Santa Barbara, CA 93106-2014

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