UC Family Friendly Policies for Students

The University of California has established policies to express its commitment to an educational culture supportive of family care-giving responsibilities. 

Rights & Accommodations for Pregnant Students 

Student Parents

Leave of Absence

For Undergraduates | For Graduate Students | Academic Student Employees

Undergraduate Student Priority Registration for Classes

Undergraduate students with young dependents (at least 50% of the time) are eligible to receive priority registration for classes. Applications are completed once for your entire term at UCSB.

Graduate Student Parents | Academic Parenting Accommodations

There are a number of academic accommodations available to graduate students with children as well, including a leave of absence and an extension on time to degree. All of these policies and benefits are administered by the Graduate Division's Academic Services unit.