Preparing to Register for Classes
Your Orientation Academic Advisor will explain UCSB requirements, and help you select
and register for your fall courses. Before you can register, you may need to take
some important steps. Read the information in this section and make the appropriate
preparations so that course registration at Orientation will be as smooth as possible.
Advanced Placement Exam Results
Official results from Advanced Placement (AP) exams are usually reported to UCSB
in early July. However, at any of the Orientation sessions, students with pending
AP scores will be able to register for a full set of courses appropriate for their
first quarter at UCSB.
AP Math Exam Results
For most subjects, pending AP scores will not affect your ability to
select appropriate classes for your first quarter. Math scores are the
only exception. The AP Math test score is important for students
in majors that require math in the first quarter.
If you have your unofficial AP Math test score, bring it to Orientation! Students can refer to the
College Board AP Scores for Students website to find their unofficial AP score
if it is available. Follow the instructions on the website to obtain your score.
Coursework from Other Colleges or Universities
If you have taken courses at another college or university, please
bring a few copies of your unofficial transcripts to Orientation
showing your name, the name of the institution, the course titles, and your grades.
Official copies of all transcripts must be submitted to the UCSB Office of Admissions
by July 1, 2014. Advisors at Orientation do not have access to the transcripts
submitted to Admissions. Therefore, it is essential to bring unofficial
copies for use during Orientation advising sessions. Transferable courses may satisfy
general education, elective, or major requirements; and may serve as satisfactory prerequisites
for advanced courses at UCSB. Academic departments may need to review and approve such credit
before it is granted, particularly if the credit is from an institution other than a California
community college. For specific questions, contact academic departments.
Call 805-893-8000 for department phone numbers.
Department websites and contact information can be found on the UCSB website at
College of Engineering students can contact
the Engineering Undergraduate Office at 805-893-2809.