Getting Started


Now that you are a registered freshman, the following information is your guide to getting started in your Earth Sciences major...

All freshmen are encouraged to attend summer orientation, to register visit Campus Orientation Programs

As a reference, we provide an online Freshmen Orientation that includes everything you need to know to get started on your Earth Science major.  

Students with Advanced Placement credit must provide Admissions an official copy of your test score.  You can verify your AP credit in your MyUCSC portal. For information on how your AP credit applies to your enrollment and your major, see our Advanced Placement Credit page.

If you have taken a college-level course that you would like credit for, you must send an official transcript to Admissions.  If you wish to have that same course applied toward your major requirements, send an unofficial copy of your transcripts to