We cordially invite all admitted students to join us for our annual Information Day, Monday, April 7th, 2008.
Information Day is designed to introduce prospective admitted students to the Bren community, UCSB, and beautiful Santa Barbara.
In an effort to aid in the decision making process, Bren faculty, staff, and current students will be available to discuss academics, student life, financial support, housing, etc.
Prior to notification of admissions in early March, all admitted students should RSVP via email to
firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday, March 31st, 2008.
We look forward to seeing you!
International applicants and domestic applicants who require an exception (i.e. if you do not meet one of the University requirements, such as GPA below 3.0) will receive their notification from the Graduate Division. This process is slower and may take up to a month or two to receive something via email.
International applicants will also receive some very important information regarding visa applications in the admissions packet. Please read this thoroughly and, if you plan to enroll at UCSB, submit all necessary information to the Office of International Students and Scholars as soon as possible.
For more information on financing your education at the Bren School, please see our Financial Support page on the Bren web site.
Note: Individuals who graduated from a California high school may be eligible for California residency, regardless of the length of time residing outside the state. Please read the Statement of Legal Residency form carefully for eligibilty requirements.
If you have any questions about your residency status, please contact the Office of the Registrar directly at 805-893-3033.
In addition, we create a housing list serve in early summer for incoming students to collaborate on the house-hunting process. If you will be attending the Bren School in the fall, you will receive a letter from Student Affairs in early summer explaining how to join the mailing list.
New students do not need to register until the beginning of September. We will post the Bren School schedule of classes on the web in early summer. When you schedule your classes, please refer to our online schedule and not the booklet you receive in the mail from the Registrar, as it is frequently incorrect.
Note: International students obtain their registration materials directly from the Office of the Registrar upon arrival at UCSB. Please stop by the office located in SAASB 1105.
Fees & Tuition
The exact fee/tuition amounts for the 2007-08 academic year will not be announced by the UC Regents until mid-summer 2008.
Visa applications have become a more stringent and lengthy process, and it is very important that you communicate with the OISS as soon as possible. Failure to complete the proper steps in the visa application process can delay your entry into the United States or lead to entry denial. Please read the OISS web site at the link above for more information.