The University of California, in accordance with applicable Federal and State law and University policy, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, pregnancy disability1, age, medical condition (cancer related or genetic characteristics), ancestry, marital status, citizenship, sexual orientation, or service in the uniformed services2. The University also prohibits sexual harassment. This nondiscrimination policy covers admission, access, and treatment in University programs and activities.
- 1 Pregnancy includes pregnancy, childbirth, and medical conditions related to pregnancy or childbirth.
- 2 As defined by the Uniform Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994.
Inquiries regarding the University's policies related to sexual harassment, sexual violence, and sex-based discrimination/harassment (including pregnancy) may be directed to the Office of Title IX & Sexual Harassment Compliance at (805) 893-2701 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Inquiries regarding the University's policies related to non-sex-based discrimination (race, color, national origin, religion, age, or other protected category) may be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity & Discrimination Prevention at (805) 893-4504.
Use of Social Security Numbers
SSN disclosure is required. The University is required by federal law to report SSN and other pertinent information to the Internal Revenue Service pursuant to the reporting requirements imposed by the Taxpayer Relief Act of 1997. The University will use the SSN provided to verify the identity of each applicant, to link the admissions file with Financial Aid Office data, to link financial awards and admission data to registration histories and student records, and to link to the Payroll Office to verify amounts paid to students receiving teaching assistantships and research assistantships. This record-keeping system was established before January 1, 1975, pursuant to the authority of the Regents of the University of California under Article IX, Section 9 of the Constitution of the State of California. This notification is provided as required by the Federal Privacy Act of 1974.
Statement on Admission
Admission of an applicant to a graduate program does not constitute a commitment on the part of the University to accept the applicant as a candidate for a degree or to recommend the applicant for a credential or a degree.
Detailed review and recommendation to admit is made by the department. However, only the official letter of admission from the Dean of the Graduate Division constitutes approval of admission to this graduate program at UCSB, not correspondence with a department or with an individual faculty member. The Graduate Division will notify you of the final admissions decision after receiving the recommendation from the department to which you are applying.