College Scholars Program Spring Start

2016-2017 College Scholars Program

Updated October 2020

Eligible first year frosh will receive an invitation via email from the Undergraduate Honors office allowing them to apply for the College Scholars Program after the Fall quarter of their first year.  Applications will be reviewed by each 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
  • Opportunity to propose funding for a research project


  • Frosh admitted in Fall 2020
  • 3.3 minimum cumulative UCSC GPA after fall quarter

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Application deadlines will be included with invitation email

Application opens: 1st week Jan 2021

Application deadline: late Jan 2021

Eligible students are provided an application link via their UCSC email address.  Please note, the application form will require you to be signed into your UCSC google account before you can access the form.  Please log out of all personal accounts and then login to your UCSC account to view the google form.  You can confirm which account you are using by navigating to your google accounts page.

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 2020.  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