First Year Edge (remote) is an exciting opportunity for all new slugs to transition into a world-class research institution. You’ll get a head start on degree requirements, plus an exclusive 25% off summer tuition!

Supported online, you will not only make great connections with faculty, peer mentors and classmates but also learn how to navigate campus life. 


After accepting your admission to UCSC for fall. Follow these steps:

  1. Download our Student and Parent Checklist
  2. Register for First Year Edge (2020 registration is closed)
  3. Explore the cost and courses
First Year Edge runs from Tuesday, July 21 – Saturday, August 29, 2020

Questions about First Year Edge?
Email: firstyearedge@ucsc.edu or book a time to talk to a current UCSC student about the program.