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Frequently Asked Questions for FYTA Program

You'll earn transferable credits, gain valuable academic success skills, enjoy a flexible and convenient online format, and receive expert guidance and support throughout the program. You'll also have a headstart on meeting your classmates and forming relationships with students from around the world.

No, financial aid is not available for the First Year Transition Academy as this program is offered through UCSC Silicon Valley Extension.

To be approved for prerequisites, please see Next Steps <https://summer.ucsc.edu/summer-edge/summer-math.html>

Please reach out to Undergraduate Admissions at admissions@ucsc.edu.

Yes, except for Computer Science***

You will have the opportunity to meet with the UC Santa Cruz Housing Department as part of the First Year Transition Academy on the phone or virtually.

  • Email: housing@ucsc.edu
  • Phone: (831) 459-2394
  • Hours: Monday–Friday, 10 a.m.–noon, 1–4 p.m. (PT)
  • Zoom Virtual Front Desk: Monday–Friday, 1–4 p.m. (PT) Drop in for a one-on-one virtual session with a Frontline Adviser.
    Phone Access: Find your local number: International Zoom Numbers
    Meeting ID: 945 0638 8381 | Passcode: 216989

UCSC Silicon Valley Professional Education is a department of the University of California, Santa Cruz that provides professional education training to people of all ages and in various stages of their careers. We are accredited and offer hundreds of fast-paced online and in-person courses taught by industry professionals in Silicon Valley.

For this inaugural year of the First Year Transition Academy, we have partnered with the University of California, Riverside to provide streamlined online access to University of California curricula.

All the credits you take during the summer and fall of 2024 will be transferable toward your UC Santa Cruz bachelor's degree.

Please contact Undergraduate Admissions at admissions@ucsc.edu for more information.

   

   
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