Thank you for your partnership in working with your students. Learn more about our counselor resources including our Counselor e-Newsletter, an ongoing live counselor webinar series, pre-recorded webinars, and helpful campus links.

Join our Counselor Mailing ListFall 2023 Horizons Newsletter


Interested in being a UCSB Application Reader?

The UCSB Office of Admissions is currently seeking counselors and educators who are interested in reading first-year applications for the fall 2025 admissions cycle. Submit by August 4, 2024!

Apply to be a Fall 2025 Reader Now

Interested in being a reader for the fall 2026 admissions cycle? Provide your information through this interest form.

Counselor Chats

The schedule for counselor chats will be posted in August. We hope you will review the presentations from the current school year on our Counselor Resource Playlist. To request a new webinar topic, submit our short request form.

Register for Counselor Chats


Counselor Resource Playlist

View our Counselor Resources playlist on YouTube for a variety of helpful pre-recorded webinars for high school and college counselors. 

Freshman Counselors:

Resources to help your student navigate through the freshman process:


Freshman Eligibility & Selection

Freshman UC PIQ Guide

Next Stop UCSB


Have your students sign up for our mailing list to be up-to-date with the latest news from UCSB's Office of Admissions!


Transfer Counselors:

Resources to help your student navigate through the transfer process:

Transfer Eligibility & Selection

Major Prep Guide

Transfer Admission Guarantee

Community College Group Request Form

View our recently updated Transfer Student Resource playlist on our YouTube channel! 



View our Admission Terminology Glossary!

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Additional Resources for Your Students 


Visit UCSB

We offer in-person and virtual campus tours in multiple languages, presentations, and more. Organize a visit to UCSB with your students by submitting a group visit request. For questions, email

Campus Visits

Meet UCSB Counselors

Find your students' Freshman and Transfer counselors here. 

UCSB Admissions Counselors

Publications & Videos

Our admission publications, Viewbook, cultural resource guides, and campus video are available online. 

Publications & Videos 

UCSB Majors

Explore majors housed in our three colleges: Letters & Science, Creative Studies, and Engineering.

UCSB Majors

Quick Reference Guide

Your go-to guide on UC systemwide admission requirements, policies and practices.

UC Quick Reference Guide

Dates & Deadlines

Important dates as applicants navigate through the admission cycle!

Dates & Deadlines


Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our answers to some of the questions we regularly receive.


YouTube Channel

View our channel, especially our very popular recorded application workshop and lecture series!


Quick Links

Housing, Dining & Auxiliary Enterprises (HDAE)



UCOP Counselor Resources

UCOP Counselor Site

Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

Cost of Attendance Calculator


UCSB Appeal Process

Appeal Process page

Veterans & Military Services

Veterans & Military Services


What's Next for Applicants

What's Next page

Undocumented Student Services

Undocumented Student Services