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Learn academic, professional, and success strategies

Earn up to 22 credits

This two-quarter schedule allows you to earn a total of five transferable courses or 22 units toward your undergraduate degree at the University of California, Santa Cruz. To earn a UC Santa Cruz bachelor’s degree, you will need a minimum of 180 credits.

Expert advisors will guide you through the enrollment process for these courses, ensuring that you have a smooth and successful experience.


Program Details

Spring 2024

Apply by May ___________

  1. Submit your First Year Transition Academy registration form.
  2. Attend an information session.
  3. Pay the FYTA deposit of $1,700.
  4. Select courses for the summer quarter.
  5. Pay tuition of $4,650.

Summer 2024

  1. Choose your orientation date.
  2. Begin your courses.

Fall 2024

  1. Choose your fall courses.
  2. Pay fall tuition of $4,650.

Winter 2024

  1. January 8, 2025: Start your winter courses at UC Santa Cruz.

Choose 2-3 Courses | Take up to 13 units.

Introduction to Macroeconomics (ECON XR002) 5 units

The United States to 1877 (HIST XR17A) 4 units

Introduction to Critical Thinking (PHIL XR007) 4 units

Introduction to Microeconomics (ECON XR003) 5 units

The United States from 1865 (HIST XR17B) 4 units

First-Year Calculus (MATH XR009A) 4 units

First day of winter quarter: Jan. 5

Instruction begins Jan. 8.

Note: Your summer and fall online courses will be taught through our University of California partner at UC Riverside. All units are transferrable to UC Santa Cruz.

Confirm your spot in the First Year Transition Academy!



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