High School Students
Welcome to UC Santa Cruz! It's the perfect place to spend your summer, get credits for high school, or take prerequisites to jump-start your freshman year of college!
High school students who will be Juniors or Seniors in Fall 2013 are welcome to enroll in introductory, lower-division Summer Session courses (those numbered 1 through 99, such as PSYC 50, but not PSYC 150). Even though the Class Search system shows prerequisites and major-only restrictions, these are lifted for high school students in summer! You may enroll in ANY course 1-99!
To be eligible, a few easy steps:
- Submit the brief online application.
- Pay the $10 fee. You cannot use a VISA card for your application payment; accepted forms of payment are Discover, MasterCard, American Express and e-check.
- Submit a Verification Form for High School Students. This form requires the high school administration to list the cumulative GPA, affirm completion of the sophomore or junior year, and must include the official school seal.
When our office receives both the application form and verification form, a UCSC student account will be created for you. You will be notified by email within ten working days with your login information. You may then enroll in classes. And remember, you are welcome in any course 1-99, even if prerequisites have not been met.
June 14 – last day to apply for Session 1
June 24 – Session 1 classes begin
June 30 – last day to drop/add for Session 1
July 19 – last day to apply for Session 2
July 29 – Session 2 classes begin
See our calendar for more key summer dates!