Unofficial transcripts are accepted for the application process. Upload your unofficial transcripts in the online application. Hard copies are not required for the application (only for accepting an offer of admission).


  • Unofficial copies may either be scanned versions of your official transcript or a downloaded PDF from your institution's online portal.
    • Refer to the Document Scanning Guidelines for requirements and information about scanning and uploading your unofficial transcripts to the admissions application. 


When listing educational institutions attended in your application, please include every college-level institution you have attended, regardless of length of time in attendance, and whether academic course work was completed or not. If you attended an institution through a study-abroad or exchange program, please list the home institution only. 

  • Failure to disclose your complete enrollment history on the application for admission may disqualify you from consideration or result in the revocation of an admission offer. See our policy on application falsification for more information.
    • If you were/are enrolled in a degree program but did not graduate/do not plan to graduatedo not enter a degree date for this institution
  • Students who have attended an institution in India: in the Prior Institutions section of the application, only enter the name of the main university (e.g. Anna University, Visvesvaraya Technological University, etc.) to which your college or institution is affiliated.

If you are admitted to UCSC, we will require that an official, sealed transcript be sent directly from your degree-granting institution prior to enrollment at UC Santa Cruz. 

Official Transcripts Should be Addressed to: 

UC Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064

For parcel services (FedEx, DHL, UPS), include "Kerr Hall - 500" after the street address

You must present official evidence that you have received a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education to qualify for graduate study at UC Santa Cruz. (Verification of UC Santa Cruz bachelor's degrees can usually be accomplished electronically.)

  • Transcripts and/or degree verifications must be sealed (unopened) in an envelope originating from the degree-granting institution.
  • Your major of study, degree title, and month and year your degree was awarded must be displayed on the official transcript or degree verification.
  • We also require an official transcript to verify any graduate-level degree(s) earned.

Academic records (transcripts, diplomas, certifications) submitted to UCSC will not be returned to the applicant, nor will copies be forwarded to any other persons or agency.

Only one copy of your transcript is required.

International Students: please refer to the instructions for submitting International Transcripts

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