Santa Clara University

New Students


All students are pre-enrolled in Critical Thinking & Writing 1 and 2 before they arrive for Summer Orientation, and most students are pre-enrolled in Cultures & Ideas 1 and 2 before Summer Orientation. The exceptions are students who enroll in Cultures & Ideas 1 and 2 in their second year because requirements for their majors must be completed in the first year. During Summer Orientation, students consult with advisors as they select additional Core courses and courses for their majors. Their advisors will also help them plan their schedules for the remainder of the academic year.