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The UC Santa Cruz Division of Physical & Biological Sciences has two different admissions processes for potential undergraduate students and graduate students. Each degree program has specific application deadlines and requirements, so plan carefully.

The UC Santa Cruz Division of Physical & Biological Sciences has two different admissions processes for potential undergraduate students and graduate students. Each degree program has specific application deadlines and requirements, so plan carefully.

Apply as an undergraduate
Undergraduate student admissions to UC Santa Cruz are handled through the University of California’s online application system. Be sure to review the steps you must take, and when, to ensure that your application is considered.
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Apply as a graduate
Graduate student admissions to UC Santa Cruz are administered through our Division of Graduate Studies online application system. Be sure to review the steps you must take, and when (each program has its own deadline), to ensure that your graduate program application is considered.
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