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. Incomplete forms will not be processed. Forms will be scanned and emailed back to students at their @UCSC emails. 

These are considered 10-week sessions - you can complete the work any time within the ten weeks.

Fees: 

  1. Summer Session course fees apply ($281 per credit). 
  2. $283 one-time campus fee.
  3. Please note, there is a non-refundable $50 cancellation fee if you drop ALL credits. 

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 27 - last day to submit a petition
  • July 30 - last day to drop 
  • August 17 - last day to withdraw

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. Incomplete forms will not be processed. Forms will be scanned and emailed back to students at their @UCSC emails. 

These are considered 10-week sessions - you can complete the work any time within the ten weeks.

Fees: 

  1. Graduate Independent/Individual Studies carries a one-time fee of:
    • $351 for 5-credits
    • $702 for 10-credits
  2. Please note, there is a non-refundable $50 cancellation fee if you drop ALL credits. 

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 27 - last day to submit a petition
  • July 30 - last day to drop 
  • August 17 - last day to withdraw