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 ($279 per credit). 
  2. $283 one-time campus fee.
  3. Please note, there is a non-refundable $50 cancellation fee if you drop ALL credits. 
Note: A UCSC undergraduate taking a graduate independent study pays  the $349 per credit rate

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 26 - last day to submit a petition
  • July 29 - last day to drop 
  • August 16 - 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. Tuition for Graduate Independent/Individual Studies is $349* per credit
    • $698 for 2-credits
    • $1,745 for 5-credits
    • $3,490 for 10-credits
  2. Please note, there is a non-refundable $50 cancellation fee if you drop ALL credits. 

*2019 fees pending Chancellor approval.

Note:UCSC graduate student taking an undergraduate course/class or independent study pays the $279 per credit rate.

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 26 - last day to submit a petition
  • July 29 - last day to drop 
  • August 16 - last day to request a "W" grade