Welcome Freshman!

Now that you are a UCSC admitted and SIR'ed freshman, the following information is your guide to getting started in your MCD major...

If you have already completed the three Orientation modules and simply need a refresher on getting enrolled, see our  Frosh Enrollment Guide.  Remember, all courses for your MCD major must be taken for a letter grade, as outlined in our Letter Grade Policy.  Only grades of C (2.0) or better will fulfill major requirements.

Students with Advanced Placement credit must provide Admissions with an official copy of your test score sent directly from the College Board.  You can verify your AP credit in your MyUCSC portal. For information on how your AP credit applies to your enrollment and your major, see our Advanced Placement Credit page.

If you have taken a college-level course that you would like credit for, you must send an official transcript to Admissions.  If you wish to have that same course applied toward your major requirements, send an unofficial copy of your transcripts to mcdadvising@ucsc.edu.