Students from all majors are encouraged to apply. Admission is competitive. To be eligible for consideration, students must:

Currently be a junior or senior (although sophomores from natural sciences and engineering majors may also apply).

Have a strong academic record

Complete an application form

Provide strong letters of recommendation (if possible from faculty rather than TAs or employers)

Clearly articulate how this program fits into their academic goals

Admission will be based upon the student's statement of purpose, academic record, letters of recommendation, and in some cases a personal interview. Consideration is also given to the distribution of academic disciplines participating in the program. Participation in UCDC changes the way in which a student meets residency requirements for a degree. Contact your college academic preceptor for more information.

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The deadline to apply for Spring 2015 will be in Fall Quarter (date tba) 2014. Applications may be picked up outside of Merrill 10. Submit the application with all attachments to Marianna Santana, the UCDC program coordinator in Merrill 10.

For questions contact Marianna Santana, or 831-459-2855.