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DNA Day in the Engineering courtyard on April 22, 2022. (Nick Gonzales/UC Santa Cruz)


DNA Day in the Engineering courtyard on April 22, 2022. (Nick Gonzales/UC Santa Cruz)

Join the community that embodies the innovation and optimism of engineering. UC Santa Cruz’s focus is on improving our planet and the lives of all its inhabitants. Our students are the dreamers, inventors, thinkers and builders that make it all possible.

IGem Students outside

Undergrad Applicant

If you’re an incoming undergraduate, apply directly to UC Santa Cruz.

Graduate student at lab

Graduate Applicant

Apply to the M.S. and Ph.D. programs at the Baskin School of Engineering.

Virtual Reality at Steve McGuire Lab

Transfer Applicant

Transfer to an undergraduate program at UC Santa Cruz.

Internation Applicant

International Applicant

We welcome international applicants.



You are an important guide for each student’s journey!

Parents & Guardians

Parents & Guardians 

Help your student navigate the admission process. 

Incoming and current students have several financial aid options.

Admissions questions? We have answers.

Undergraduate Programs

Baskin School of Engineering Advising Office  
Baskin Engineering Building, Room 225 
E-mail: bsoeadvising@ucsc.edu

Graduate Programs

Baskin School of Engineering 
Graduate Student Affairs
Engineering 2, Room 595
E-mail: bsoe-ga@rt.ucsc.edu

Take a tour with Baskin Engineering Student Ambassadors

BESA Ambassadors

Book a 45-minute, in-person tour of the Baskin School of Engineering. Led by Baskin Engineering Student Ambassadors (BESAs) and geared toward prospective and newly admitted students and their families, these tours provide the opportunity to explore the engineering buildings, labs, and classrooms, while gaining an in-depth overview of the school’s programs.