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.
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 8-part playlist for step-by-step instructions on completing your UC application. View the playlist here on on our YouTube channel.
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.
Take a look at what UCSB offers undergraduates in this visual guide to campus.