Fall 2024

We congratulate you on your academic achievements, which have resulted in your provisional admission to UC Santa Barbara. Please be aware that this decision was based on information about your academic progress that you reported in your application and application update. Your offer of admission should be viewed as a contract that carries with it your responsibility for completing all courses you indicated on your application as “in progress” or “planned” and for maintaining the level of performance reported in your application. Our purpose in emphasizing these conditions is to avoid misunderstandings that could disrupt your enrollment at a later date.

“Provisional admission” means that your admission to UC Santa Barbara will be official only after you have completed the requirements below. If you think you will not be able to meet the provisions of this contract, or if you do not understand the conditions, contact the Office of Admissions immediately for further advice.

Please read the conditions carefully before submitting your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). Submitting your SIR signifies that you understand the conditions, acknowledge that these obligations must be met in a timely manner, and recognize that failure to do so will invalidate your offer of admission. By submitting your SIR you consent to receive communications and documents electronically, including the 1098-T tax form. Your admission to UC Santa Barbara is subject to cancellation if:

  • the information you submitted on your application and/or by written or verbal communication with our office does not match official documentation; or
  • all requirements listed below have not been met.

Because your admission has been based on the information you reported in your University of California application, we expect that you will do the following:

  1. Maintain at least an overall GPA of 3.0. Complete all courses indicated as “in progress” or “planned” with no grade lower than a “C.” If you earn any grade below “C,” notify the Office of Admissions at admissions@ucsb.edu immediately. Summer may not be used to complete courses projected in your application in other terms. Changes in your overall GPA or your schedule may result in a change in your admission status and/or your eligibility for specific majors.
  2. Notify the Office of Admissions in writing at admissions@ucsb.edu before you make any changes in your “in progress” or “planned” coursework. This includes adding or withdrawing from any courses or enrolling in a college other than those previously indicated in your application.
  3. Submit official transcripts from all institutions that you attended to the Office of Admissions by July 1, 2024. No transcripts may indicate dismissal, probation, or other restrictions. Transcripts are considered official when they are delivered directly from the school. Late or incomplete transcripts may result in the withdrawal of your offer of admission.
  4. Submit your final official high school transcript or full UC IGETC certification to the Office of Admissions by July 15, 2024. If you are a California community college (CCC) student and you have not completed a full UC IGETC at your CCC by the end of spring term, please have your official high school record sent directly from your high school.
  5. Request that official Advanced Placement examination or International Baccalaureate examination results be sent directly from the testing agency to the Office of Admissions by July 15, 2024. Results of exams taken more than one year ago may take longer to receive. Please request official results at least one month prior to the deadline and specify all test dates in your request.
  6. Transcripts of coursework completed outside of the United States must be translated to English and sent in a sealed envelope directly from the institution. We will not accept credential evaluations.
  7. Maintain conduct consistent with UC Santa Barbara’s standards as a diverse, open, and caring community. If your conduct is inconsistent with positive contributions to the campus environment, such as engaging in violence or threats, or creating a risk to campus or community safety, your admission may be withdrawn.

Summary of Deadlines

  • By June 1, 2024 we must receive your Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). You must accept our admission offer and submit a nonrefundable $250 advance registration deposit by June 1, 2024.
  • By July 1, 2024 we must receive official final transcripts from all the schools you were enrolled. All records must be sent from your school or appropriate authority to verify the academic information you reporter on your application.
  • By July 15, 2024 we must receive all official test results (AP, and/or IB). If final exam results and/or certificates will not be available by this date (for example, IB and GCE (A-Level) exams taken in June), they must be sent as soon as they become available and received no later than July 15, 2024. Scores must be submitted directly from the testing agency.