Course Enrollment

Summer Academy course enrollment will become available May 1 – August 3.

Once you have successfully completed all steps to register for the Summer Academy program please see below for next steps on course enrollment. Note that you will not be able to enroll in courses until you receive your login information after registering:

Click here to see video tutorials on how to search for and enroll in courses.

Summer Academy Courses

Summer Academy students take 2 courses for a total of up to 7 credits over the course of the program:

Course #1 (required)
Successful Transfer to the Research University (KRSG 25)
Credits: 2
Enrollment process: Self-enroll 
Once you have registered for Summer Academy and have received your UCSC Gold and Blue passwords via email, login to my.ucsc.edu to add/drop summer classes in your card. Click here to see video tutorials on how to search for and enroll in courses.
Successful Transfer to the Research University provides first-quarter, community college transfers with an understanding of the workings of a research university with emphasis on advanced academic expectations. Encourages development of educational plans reflecting effective academic strategies, short- and long-term goals, research and/or internship experiences, and graduate programs. This course is required to participate in the First Year Academy. Academy students must remain enrolled in this course to receive the exclusive 25% off Summer Academy tuition discount. 
Click here to view last year's syllabi, this will give you an idea of the course's workload.
Course #2
Course of your choice
Credits: 5
Enrollment process: Self-enroll
Once you have registered for Summer Academy and have received your UCSC Gold and Blue passwords via email, login to my.ucsc.edu to add/drop summer classes in your card. Click here to see video tutorials on how to search for and enroll in courses.

Choose from over 100 classes towards your degree! Tackle a prerequisite for fall, take advantage of smaller class sizes and complete a General Education, or dive into degree requirements. Work with your major adviser at UCSC if you are uncertain about class selection. Start your degree, GPA, and path to graduation strong.

Guidance on selecting courses:

Important reminder: The Summer Academy program takes place during Session 2 of the summer session. Please select course(s) offered during Session 2.

  • Get started with the Transfer Advising Guide from Undergraduate Advising.

  • Interested in getting a General Education Requirement met? Read up on UCSC’s GE Requirements.

  • Explore last summer’s courses through class search. Be sure to select the ‘Summer Quarter’ term and ‘Summer Session 2 (5 Weeks).

  • Connect with STARS (Services for Transfer and Re-entry students) for academic guidance and support.

Questions about how to enroll in courses? Contact summeracademy@ucsc.edu

Questions about which course to take? Contact your major adviser.