College Scholars Program Spring Start

2016-2017 College Scholars Program

Updated August 2021

Eligible first-year frosh will receive an invitation via email from the Undergraduate Honors office allowing them to apply for the Spring Start cohort of the College Scholars Program after the Fall quarter of their first year.  Applications will be reviewed by the student's affiliated college and selected applicants will be eligible to join the College Scholars Program during their spring quarter. 


  • Close interaction with dynamic faculty
  • GE-satisfying small seminar
  • Interactions with similarly-motivated peers
  • Priority enrollment while in the program


  • Frosh admitted in Fall 2021
  • 3.3 minimum cumulative UCSC GPA after fall quarter

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Specific application deadlines will be included with invitation email.

Application opens: 1st week of Jan 2022

Application closes: early in the 3rd week of Jan 2022

Eligible students are provided an application link via their UCSC email address.  Please note, the online application will require you to log in with your UCSC credentials using a single sign on (SSO) system.

You will be required to provide the name and email address of a faculty member, or instructor, familiar with you and your work in Fall 2021.  This person will then write a letter of support that will be added to your application for the Spring Start College Scholars Program. 

Inquiries regarding the Spring Start College Scholars Program can be directed to