Q: How can I get a UC Santa
A: There are four ways to get a UC Santa Cruz general catalog:
- View the catalog
- Order the catalog from the
Bay Tree Bookstore, (831) 459-4544, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Send a check for $12.50 (includes priority mail postage
within the United States, including Alaska and Hawaii),
$15.50 (Canada), or $30.00 (all other international destinations)
payable to UC Regents to:
Bay Tree Bookstore
UC Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
- Purchase the catalog in person from the Bay Tree Bookstore
What is UC Santa Cruz's grading policy for undergraduates?
A: Undergraduates are graded on a traditional A-F (4.0) scale.
Students may elect a pass/no pass option for no more than
25 per cent of their course work; several majors further limit
use of pass/no pass grading.
Students also receive performance evaluations. These evaluations
may address the strengths and weaknesses of a student's performance
as well as describe any special projects or achievements.
Evaluations may also provide information about the course
and the criteria on which grades were based.
The combination of grades and performance evaluations is
used at UC Santa Cruz for academic advising, reviewing scholarship
applications, and awarding honors. Pioneered at UC Santa Cruz,
this dual system of assessment is one of the most comprehensive
methods of student evaluation available to undergraduates
What academic programs are available off campus?
A: UC Santa Cruz offers exchange programs that enable students
to study at other universities here and abroad, and field
programs providing off-campus placements that give students
the opportunity to gain experience related to their academic
and professional interests and to participate in public service.
Through the field-placement programs, students gain or refine
practical skills not usually taught in the classroom and provide
needed services to various organizations, groups, and businesses.
Students can receive academic credit for courses taken at
other institutions and for fieldwork completed through almost
all of these programs.
In addition to the opportunities available through the programs
described at the link below, internships are sponsored by
UCSC's Career and Internship Services Center, and independent
field study is available through many departments on campus.
For more information on these programs, please see the Field
and Exchange Programs page.
Q: What classes does UCSC
A: UCSC Extension is an affiliated program that offers
classes to professionals and members of the community. Many
of these classes provide additional academic opportunities
for UC Santa Cruz students. A complete description of the
program and the classes offered is available at the UCSC
Extension home page.