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.
Leave of Absence
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.
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.