We are thrilled you are considering UC Santa Barbara as your home for the next few years. If you are a senior in high school or if you have recently graduated and have not enrolled in another college or university, you should apply for freshman admission. If you've completed college courses during high school - including during the summer after graduation - you're still considered a freshman applicant.

Admission Requirements 

UCSB uses eligibility requirements and selection criteria to admit its next class of Gauchos each year. View our Eligibility and Selection page to understand the requirements you must meet to be eligible for admission and the selection criteria we use to select from amongst eligible applicants. 


UC Application Playlist

Watch our step-by-step instructions on completing your UC Application. View the playlist here on on our YouTube channel. We even have the UC Application Tutorial available in Spanish.

Application Resources for Freshmen

You probably have questions about submitting your UC application and about campus life at UCSB. Our downloadable brochures can help. 


Admission Guide Brochure

View our guide to UCSB admissions for freshman and transfer applicants. 

UCSB Admission Guide Brochure PDF


UCSB Viewbook

Take a look at what UCSB offers undergraduates in this visual guide to campus.

UCSB Viewbook PDF