If you receive a nonresident classification, the campus residence deputy may provide additional forms for you to complete to determine your eligibility for the AB-540/ SB 68 Exemption to Non-resident. Be prepared to provide official documentation.
Once UC grants you the exemption, you won't need to reapply as long as your visa status doesn't change and you're continuously enrolled in the program to which you've been admitted at a UC campus.
Freshmen: Two-day orientation sessions for most of the summer
Transfer students: One-day orientation on select days in late summer
Students will pay a fee to attend Orientation.
Orientation is not mandatory but students are recommended to attend orientation as it provides a head start in preparing for college. Orientation includes academic advising. If you decide not to attend orientation, ensure that you register for classes before the beginning of the quarter, an email should be sent out about your pass time to register for classes.
Students who attend orientation will be guided through the process of registering for classes. New students who do not attend Orientation should register online during their Pass 2 registration appointment in September. An email will be sent to students that have not registered for classes by September with instructions on how to register for classes using GOLD (Gaucho On-Line Data System)
Undergraduate students usually register for 12-17 units per quarter. Information on major requirements, course descriptions, and prerequisites are available on UCSB’s General Catalog
Meet with an academic advisor to learn about what courses to register for to meet your major goals, requirements, and prerequisites.