Application Questions

Navdeep Kaur, Ghana


Q: How are applications processed? [show]

A: All applications for UCSC Faculty-Led, UCSC Exchange, and UCEAP are processed first-come, first-serve. The sooner you apply, the sooner you will be selected for the program!

Q: When is my application due? [show]

A: Applications can be submitted anytime during the program’s application cycle. Applications are processed on a rolling basis. To determine the application open and close dates for a program, see Application Deadlines.

Q: How and where do I submit my application? [show]

A: All applications must be submitted online on SlugsAbroad for UCSC Faculty-Led, UCSC Exchange, and UCEAP. UCEAP also requires an application in MyEAP.

Q: What materials do I need to submit with my application? [show]

A: Each program website includes a checklist detailing what materials you need to submit.

Q: When should I start planning to study abroad and start an application? [show]

A: Begin planning for study abroad as early as possible. Many programs have specific language and/or other academic prerequisites. Students should also consider how study abroad will fit into their UCSC academic plan and determine which of their elective and major/minor requirements they may be able to complete abroad. Know that finding a program that fits your needs and completing the application takes time. Application deadlines vary widely and priority is given to early applications, so start planning now. See Academic Planning to help you get started.

Q: Do I need to have a passport at the time of application? [show]

A: It depends. Each program’s application checklist will include information about when a passport is needed, so make sure your new passport arrives by that date. Visit the Department of State for more info on how to apply for a passport.

Q: SlugsAbroad won't let me get past the Profile, so I cannot start an application.[show]

A: Make sure you have completely filled out all the information required, as noted by the red asterisks. Please click though your profile by clicking the “edit” button on each tab. You might have missed one. If it still continue, please email us at