Winter 2021 Transfer Orientation

Please check back for Fall 2021 Orientation

If you are a newly admitted student- welcome! Please read your emails from for important information we will send to you before the end of June. Newly admitted transfer students will be asked to email unofficial transcripts, so that we may help you with permission codes to enroll in 2 Psychology courses in the Fall. We will also schedule information sessions this summer prior to Fall enrollment, so watch your email for updates and respond to any requests for more information!

Welcome Transfer Students to the Psychology Department at UC Santa Cruz!

This site is intended to give you more information about the Cognitive Science and Psychology Majors at UC Santa Cruz.

Department Orientation for Winter Admit Transfer Students:

Friday, November 13, 11:00am-12:00pm

The Zoom link for this orientation will be sent by email. Please check your UCSC email for messages from  

Winter 2021 Enrollment:

We will send an email to incoming transfer students admitted as Proposed Cognitive Science or Psychology majors requesting you send all your unofficial transcripts to Please read and reply to that email immediately when you receive it. If we receive your unofficial transcripts, we will provide you with permission codes to take two Psychology Department courses in the Winter. 

Sample Major Academic Plans:

Make a copy of a sample academic plan template below to your UCSC Google Drive to make edits. These plans are for students' personal use in academic planning. You will receive an official academic plan reviewed and signed by a Psychology Undergraduate Advisor when you declare the Cognitive Science or Psychology major. Review the presentation above for more information about the major declaration requirements and process.

  • PSYCHOLOGY MAJORS: You are asked to choose your Catalog when you declare your major, and transfer students may choose from any Catalog listed below.

Cognitive Science Academic Plan

General Psychology (2020 Catalog) Academic Plan 

General Psychology (2019 Catalog) Academic Plan

General Psychology (2013-2018 Catalog) Academic Plan

Intensive Psychology (2020 Catalog) Academic Plan

Intensive Psychology (2019 Catalog) Academic Plan

Intensive Psychology (2010-2018 Catalog) Academic Plan

Find Major Worksheets and sample plans for Cognitive Science and Psychology double-majors on the Advising Forms page