Independent Studies

UNDERGRADUATE INDEPENDENT STUDIES

To Enroll:

  1. Please complete the Petition for Undergraduate Individual Studies
  2. Submit completed forms to Summer Session office in 140 Hahn or email your signed form to summer@ucsc.edu with the subject header: "Undergraduate Independent Study Petition."  We will enroll you in the classes after enrollment opens May 1 - you will see them in your portal. 

These are considered 10-week sessions - the work can be completed at any time within the 10 weeks.

Fees: 

  1. Summer Session course fees apply ($273 per credit). 
  2. Students in independent studies (field studies, internships) are NOT charged the campus fee (and therefore do not receive an ID sticker for Summer). You can purchase an OPERS membership and bus or parking passes for significantly less than the campus fee.  
  3. Please note, there is a $50 cancellation fee if you drop ALL credits. This is non-refundable.

Deadlines:

  • May 1 - enrollment opens and we can then start processing your forms (please allow up to two weeks for the Summer Session Office to set up the course and enroll you)
  • July 28 - last day to submit a petition
  • July 31 - last day to drop 

GRADUATE INDEPENDENT STUDIES

To Enroll:

  1. Please complete the Petition for Graduate Individual Studies
  2. Submit completed forms to Summer Session office in 140 Hahn or email your signed form to summer@ucsc.edu with the subject header: "Graduate Independent Study Petition."  We will enroll you after May 1 - you will see it successfully in your portal once you're enrolled. 

These are considered 10-week sessions - the work can be completed at any time within the 10 weeks.

Fees: 

  1. Graduate Independent/Individual Studies carry a one-time fee of $342 for 5-units ($684 for 10-units)
  2. Students in independent studies (field studies, internships) are NOT charged the campus fee (and therefore do not receive an ID sticker for Summer). You can purchase an OPERS membership and bus or parking passes for significantly less than the campus fee.  
  3. Please note, there is a $50 cancellation fee if you drop ALL credits. This is non-refundable.

Important Dates:

  • May 1 - enrollment opens and we can then start processing your forms (please allow up to two weeks for the Summer Session Office to set up the course and enroll you)
  • July 28 - last day to submit a petition
  • July 31 - last day to drop