Welcome to Summer in Santa Cruz!

As part of UCSC’s Summer Session, visiting students can choose from over 200 different classes across 30 departments including Introduction to 3D printing, Contemporary Social Theory, Interactive Video Game Design, Evolution and Ecology, and many more. Students earn UC transferrable credits in half the time of Fall/Winter/Spring quarter. The first step to enrolling in courses is to register. For more information on this, check out our registration page.

Financial Aid

  • Ask the campus you are transferring from if you have remaining aid for this summer to use here at UCSC.
  • If you are from another UC you are aid eligible. Check with your home campus to receive your package.
  • If you complete 15 or more credits, we'll take $680 off! UCSC will discount your total tuition by $680 after Aug 7 if you complete 15+ units over the full summer (in either or all sessions).

Need Housing?

Students are eligible (but not required) to live in a residence hall on campus and participate in the summer campus meal plan. After you're enrolled in classes, you can apply for housing. Here are rates and info. If you want to live off campus, check out the community rentals page, provided by UC Santa Cruz.

Session 1 Important Dates

Registration Period April 1 - June 15

Enrollment Opens May 1

Session 1 Dates June 26-July 28

Add Deadline June 29

Drop Deadline July 3

Withdrawal Period July 4 - July 14

Session 2 Important Dates

Registration Period April 1 - June 15

Enrollment Opens May 1

Session 2 Dates July 31 - September 1

Add Deadline August 3

Drop Deadline August 7

Withdrawal Period August 8 - August 18

Check our calendar for more dates, including important deadlines for 8 and 10 week classes.