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New Student Profile

A New Student Profile is a summary of transferable credit earned prior to your first term at UC Santa Barbara.  Students can view their New Student Profile in GOLD under the "Academic History" section. It is prepared by the Office of Admissions.  It shows how coursework applies to University and General Education requirements (but not major requirements) and reflects all of your transferable work from official transcripts received before the New Student Profile was prepared, including Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate exams.  Official scores for exams such as the SAT, ACT, and Analytical Writing Placement Exam, will be included on the New Student Profile if available.  It is your responsibility to review your New Student Profile immediately and ensure that is complete and accurate.

If your degree objective or College changes, your General Education (GE) requirements may be affected.  For a complete explanation of degree requirements, including your major requirements, please consult the General Catalog, your College, and Major department.

If you have questions please contact the Office of Admissions at (805) 893-2881.

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