Steps to Enrollment PDF

Download the printer-friendly Steps to Enrollment updates guide for winter 2018.

You're Admitted! What's Next?


To enroll at UCSB for winter 2018, log on to the Application Status portal Admissions and follow the Steps to Enrollment. You must complete your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR) online or via U.S. mail by November 15, 2017. After you submit your SIR, please complete each step to enrollment, adhering to posted deadlines. For your convenience, these enrollment steps are summarized at the end of this document.

Instruction begins Monday, January 8, 2018. All transcripts (and test scores, if applicable) are due to the Office of Admissions on January 15, 2018.

Financial Aid

Please visit the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships website for general financial aid information and for tips on the financial aid process. Applicants who filled out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and indicated UCSB as a college of choice will have their financial aid eligibility determined after they submit their SIR. By December, the Financial Aid Office will send an e-mail to your university U-Mail account directing you to “My Aid Status” to learn whether any additional documents are requested, or to read a financial aid award letter.

(Note: You will need your UCSBnetID and password to access your financial aid information. A few days after you submit your SIR you will be eligible to activate your UCSBnetID and U-Mail account. To do so, sign in to the UCSB Identity Manager. The Financial Aid Office sends all e-mail notifications to this address once it is activated. The UCSB Student Support Center is available for assistance if you have any problems activating your account. Please see UCSB Identity Manager for details.)


Visit the Housing, Dining and Auxiliary Enterprises website to apply for residence halls and university apartments. The priority application deadline is November 15, 2017. For more information or to ask questions about housing, please call Housing at (805) 893-2760.

Registration and Advising

New students are encouraged to obtain academic advising prior to registering for winter quarter classes. Academic advising can be obtained directly from the college offices and each major department. Students should contact their major department for information on major requirements, departmental procedures and advising systems. You must also submit transcripts to your major department from all colleges you have attended to ensure that prerequisites can be cleared prior to your registration time. Log in to GOLD to find your online registration appointment time. You are strongly encouraged to register during your assigned time.


All incoming students are required to receive certain vaccinations and tuberculosis screening. We strongly urge you to have your immunizations up-to-date before you arrive at UCSB.

Complete this requirement by following the instructions on the Student Health website. You will need to enter your dates of the required immunizations and tuberculosis screening through this website, and you can also upload your immunization records there.

Health Insurance Coverage

All registered UC students are required to have medical health insurance that meets minimum coverage limits. It is a condition of enrollment AND a non-academic requirement of registration. Learn more at

UCSB students are automatically enrolled in Gaucho Health Insurance (the UCSB student health insurance plan) which includes vision and dental coverage, and access to most Student Health services with no additional charges. The premium for Gaucho Health Insurance (GHI) will be factored into your cost of attendance and will therefore be included in your Financial Aid Award. The insurance premium will automatically be included in your quarterly BARC bill. For information about this comprehensive plan, visit   

If you have adequate private insurance and you wish to cancel the UCSB Gaucho Health Insurance, you may submit a waiver request at

You will need to have your insurance plan information available in order to submit the waiver.