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First-Year Fall 2020 Admitted and Enrolling Students


Registration and Deposit Deadlines

Join the ​SCU Undergraduate Admission Network​ to connect. This easy-to-use platform allows you to chat, call, or video-call with our Santa Clara Student Ambassadors, Admission Counselors, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni so that you can ask all of your burning questions about SCU, college life and more.

We will offer summer engagement opportunities with your future classmates and student support services. ​Continue to check your email for invitations from Undergraduate Admission and Orientation to virtual activities.

We will be as flexible as possible. Applying for housing allows students to begin planning for the fall by signing up for Residential Learning Community (RLC) preferences and connecting with future roommates.

In light of the current pandemic the University is suspending this requirement for one year. All new students, who wish to commute, are asked to complete the commuter form available through the housing application process. Santa Clara University will institute a two-year residency requirement beginning with the Class of 2025 (Entering fall 2021).

Registration for new student virtual Orientation sessions remains active and we encourage you to register as it will allow you access to course registration and advising in July. If you need to change your dates, please reach out to the Orientation Staff at orientation@scu.edu​. During Orientation, students will be connecting with student Orientation Leaders, learning about the Core Curriculum, meeting with academic advisors, registering for fall courses, engaging with the Residential Learning Communities (RLCs), gaining insights into campus services and resources, and starting conversations about our Jesuit and community values. Please continue to check the Orientation website for updates and Bronco Prep Guides (the Orientation newsletters) as they become available.

During Orientation, students will be learning about the Core Curriculum, meeting with academic advisors, registering for fall courses, engaging with the Residential Learning Communities (RLCs), gaining insights into campus services and resources, and starting conversations about our Jesuit and community values.

Registering for fall courses is a significant part of the July virtual orientation sessions. Therefore, not participating will limit access to course registration.

Every attempt will be made to award transfer credits prior to your July session.​ I​f you have not already done so, please request that official transcripts for any college coursework that you may have done while in high school be sent to SCU. AP/IB score reports may be delayed. If SCU has not received your AP/IB scores before your advising and registration session in July, please submit a scan of your scores to registrar@scu.edu​, and the Office of the Registrar will be able to override any class for which your AP/IB score is a prerequisite.

A decision has not been made at this time. Updates will be shared through the Orientation ​website​.

Bronco Prep Guides are wonderful newsletters that are helpful when preparing for Santa Clara University. All newsletters are emailed to students and posted ​there. Parents can also register for general COVID-19 updates​ ​at the SCU Parent Communications Email Signup page​.

Academic Credit

We will continue to award academic credit according to ​the ​Bulletin​ ​and the Office of the Registrar​. Students who are awarded credit for exams taken in Spring 2020 that covered a shortened curriculum and who wish to enroll in the next level course at SCU should consult with their department and/or advisor to ensure they will not be at a disadvantage in that field of study.

Admission Offer

This will not impact a student’s admission or scholarship offer to SCU if the student has a grade of Pass or Credit. We will need to see on the final high school transcript a graduation date which indicates that the student was awarded a high school diploma based upon what metrics were determined by that school or school district.

Course work receiving a grade of Pass or Credit is transferable for credits completed in Spring 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage students continuing on in those subject areas to consult with their departments and advisors to ensure they are adequately prepared for the next level courses.

No. SCU does not convert a “Pass” or calculate it into a cumulative GPA.

Any schedule changes due to COVID-19 will not impact enrollment or scholarship awards.

If schools are able to send final transcripts before July 11, please have them do so. If schools are unable to meet the July 11 deadline, please have them sent as soon as possible after.

Calculus/Language Testing

There are no changes. Take the Calculus Readiness Exam (CRE) if your major will require calculus and you do not have transfer or AP credit for calculus via eCampus. Learn more about the Calculus Readiness Exam.

Yes, please complete the Calculus Readiness Exam no later than July 1. We understand some students may have had their AP/IB or A level exams altered and scores may be available after their July session; in these situations, we encourage students to take the CRE exam and if the IB/AP/A level score warrants a change in course selection, we will work to make accommodations.

There are no changes. Take the Second-Language Placement Test Survey if you plan to take a language (other than English) course during your first year at SCU, e.g. to satisfy your Core Second Language Requirement or to continue previous language studies. Find more information about placement and proficiency testing on the ​Modern Languages website​.

International First-Year Students

Session 7 (originally September 16-17) has been moved to July 30-31, and all students have been automatically moved. If this does not fit your schedule, International Students and Global Nomads (U.S. Abroad) are encouraged to register for any session in July.

International Students and Scholars (ISS) is issuing official immigration documents (I-20s) for students who will join SCU in Fall 2020. Be sure to request your I-20 as soon as possible, but no later than the July 1 deadline. For more information about the I-20 request process, visit ​scu.edu/i20​. For up-to-date information on visa processing and travel due to COVID-19, visit the ​ISS COVID-19 Immigration FAQs page.​

Your I-20 is specific to the school you are attending. You will need an SCU issued I-20 before you can start classes at SCU. Please complete the ​Request to Transfer SEVIS Record form​ via International Students and Scholars Office. For up-to-date information on visa processing and travel due to COVID-19, visit the ​ISS COVID-19 Immigration FAQs page​.

Updates on International Student Welcome will be communicated to students directly.

Fall Quarter

SCU undergraduate students can expect a variety of learning environments when they join campus in the fall. We plan to adapt all courses in ways that will provide our students with a healthy and safe learning environment, maximum flexibility, and more options than previously available to engage with instructors and peers through different learning modalities.  

 
For the 2020-21 undergraduate academic calendar the dates (Sept. 21- Dec. 4) are unchanged. Students will complete the first nine weeks of the quarter on campus, with students not returning to campus after Thanksgiving, but instead taking Week 10 classes and finals remotely. This will help to reduce both the risks associated with travel during flu season as well as exposure of our community to the virus that causes COVID-19. 
 

 

Deferment/Gap Year

We will review requests on a case-by-case basis through a Gap Year application provided by the Admission Office. The enrollment deposit is required by May 1 for students considering deferring. Given our community, academic calendar and resources, we only offer new enrolling First-Year students to defer for a year. You can connect with your ​admission counselor​ for further advising and to request the Gap Year application.

Financial Aid

We understand that these challenging times have had an economic impact. We encourage families to reach out to our Financial Aid office for resources and guidance at onestop@scu.edu.

 

Transfer Fall 2020 Admitted and Enrolling Students


Registration and Deposit Deadlines

Visit our ​Admitted Transfer Student website​ to find all the information you need moving forward. Watch videos to learn about your Transfer Credit Evaluation, how The Core Curriculum works, and take our virtual campus tours. Also, find a checklist for your next steps for enrollment and links that will guide you to Orientation, the Career Center, Drahmann Academic Advising Center, and more.

Join the ​SCU Undergraduate Admission Network​ to connect. This easy-to-use platform allows you to chat, call, or video-call with our Santa Clara Student Ambassadors, Admission Counselors, Faculty, Staff, and Alumni so that you can ask all of your burning questions about SCU, college life and more.

We will offer summer engagement opportunities with your future classmates and student support services. You can also join ​the ​Santa Clara University Fall 2020 Transfer Students Facebook group​ where students have already begun to introduce themselves and share ways to connect through social media! Continue to check your email for invitations to virtual activities.

The deadline to accept the offer of admission remains June 15. Keeping the June 15 deadline allows students to begin planning for the fall and registering for virtual Orientation​ for Transfer students on August 31.

Every attempt will be made to award transfer credits prior to your August session.​ I​f you have not already done so, please request that AP/IB score reports and official transcripts for any college coursework that you may have completed be sent to SCU. If SCU has not received your AP/IB scores before your advising and registration session in August, please submit a scan of your scores to ​registrar@scu.edu​, and the Office of the Registrar will be able to override any class for which your AP/IB score is a prerequisite.

For any Spring or Summer course work completed, it is highly encouraged to submit official transcripts by July 11 to allow for credit transfer to be posted to your Transfer Credit Report in eCampus before course registration and advising.

International Transfer Students

For international students who do not hold a US passport, submit a completed I-20 Request via International Students & Scholars Office (​scu.edu/i20​) by July 1. Follow all updates directly with the International Student and Scholars Office.

Your I-20 is specific to the school you are attending. You will need an SCU issued I-20 before you can start classes at SCU. Please complete the ​Request to Transfer SEVIS Record form​ via International Students and Scholars Office (​iss@scu.edu​).

Updates on International Student Welcome will be communicated to students directly.

Course work receiving a grade of Pass or Credit is transferable for credits completed in Spring 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage students continuing on in those subject areas to consult with their departments and advisors to ensure they are adequately prepared for the next level courses.

SCU will consider this on a case by case basis. The student needs to provide confirmation from the instructor that the final grade was equivalent to a letter grade of C or better.

Fall Quarter

Santa Clara is planning to offer instruction in-person in fall 2020. Given that public health orders from Santa Clara County and the State of California may shift, we are also exploring a number of other options in case in-person instruction is not permitted. Further details will be made available once Santa Clara receives additional guidance from the County and State.

Deferment/Gap Year

SCU will review requests on a case-by-case basis through a Gap Year application. The enrollment deposit is required by June 15 for students considering deferring. You can connect with your ​admission counselor​ for further advising and to request the Gap Year application.

Financial Aid

We understand that these challenging times have had an economic impact. We encourage families to reach out to our Financial Aid office for resources and guidance at onestop@scu.edu​.