Enrollment, Rosters, & Dropping Students

Checking Enrollment:

  • You can check your enrollment in Class Search at any time. Class search is always up to date. You can see how many students are in any classes, seats remaining, etc. - no need to call the Summer Session office to check enrollment.

Class Roster:

  • Using the Academic Information System (AIS), you may view rosters any time after enrollment opens May 1.  Rosters include students’ names, years, majors, Colleges, and email addresses.  See FAQs for Faculty: Class Rosters on the Registrar website.

All students attending your course are officially registered. If they have not registered, they are not allowed to attend your class nor petition for credit at a later date.

Enrollment Limits: 

If your class has an enrollment limit, please contact us to increase available seats - we're happy to raise limits! We encourage you to consider higher limits, or no limit, next summer.  Remember, lots of students drop classes during the first week.  In summertime, other students are not here to backfill, so please allow extra students to enroll.

  • Not many Summer Session classes fill/close (less than 5 in 2016).
  • The average class size in 2016 was 26 students.  In 2015, the average enrollment was 28.

Adding and Dropping Students:

In the rare case where classes are full, students must monitor Class Search for an opening.

Summer Session does NOT:

  • waitlist
  • contact students as seats open
  • add students to closed classes
  • add students to a closed class because the instructor asks
  • override prereqs for UCSC students
  • late add or petition to late add
  • drop for non-attendance
  • drop for non-payment
  • refund for withdrawals

Instructors are not to drop a student from a summer course, even if they don't show for the first class meeting, nor if they ask the instructor to.  STUDENTS MUST DROP THEMSELVES in their portals by drop deadlines.

Please know our calendar, save the dates in your personal calendar, share it with students, add these to your syllabi - especially drop and withdraw deadlines.