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 college career!

High school students who will be Juniors or Seniors are welcome to enroll in 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!

Just a few easy steps:

  • Submit the brief online registration form - open April 1 - June 15
  • Pay the $50 processing fee (non-refundable).
  • Submit a Verification Form for High School Students. This form asks an administrator to list your cumulative GPA, affirm completion of your sophomore or junior year, and include the official school seal.

When our office receives both the registration and verification forms, a UCSC student account will be created for you. You will be notified by email within 10 business days with your login information. You may then enroll in classes. 

To see all course details like day/time, description, instructor, etc. see our Class Search.

Session 1 - Important Dates

Enrollment Opens May 1
Session 1 Dates June 22 - July 24
Add Deadline June 25  (Thurs)
Drop Deadline June 29
Withdrawal Period June 30 - July 10
Change Grade Option July 3

Session 2 - Important Dates

Enrollment Opens May 1
Session 2 Dates July 27 - August 28
Add Deadline July 30  (Thurs)
Drop Deadline August 3
Withdrawal Period August 4 - 14
Change Grade Option August 7

Put these dates into your calendars. Check our calendar for more extensive dates, including important deadlines for 8 and 10 week classes.

Please remember, if you cannot attend a class you're enrolled in, you must drop it yourself through your student portal.

Note: Our Writing 2 course is not appropriate for high school students. Non-UCSC visitors cannot take Writing 2.