Independent and Field Studies

Length:

  • Independent studies are considered 10-week sessions. 
  • Field Studies follow the timeline of the hosting department. 

Costs*: $279 per credit, plus the $321.90 one-time campus fee.

Fees Table

Credits

Tuition w/Campus Fee

2 $879.90
3 $1,158.90
5 $1,716.90
6 $1,995.90
7 $2,274.90
10 $3,111.90
12 $3,669.90
14 $4,227.90
15 $4,506.90 $3,826.90

Cross-outs indicate the total after the Ambitious Summer Discount

*2022 costs. 2023 costs are subject to change.

Deadlines:

  • Independent and Field Studies follow the timeline of the hosting department. 

We use DocuSign to Enroll: 

  1. To complete this form, you will need the name and emails of your Faculty Sponsor and your Department Chair, Provost, Dean, or Designee. You must use their individual UCSC email addresses (not an alias or general adviser email).
  2. You will be required to authenticate your form. An email will come to your UCSC email to complete the authentication process.
  3. Once you have signed your form, it is routed to your faculty sponsor, then your Department Chair, Provost, Dean, or Designee to e-sign.
  4. Once they have e-signed, all parties will receive an email of the completed form, and the Summer Session staff will enroll you within three business days (after May 1). You will see it successfully in your portal once you’re enrolled.

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Undergraduate independent studies are for current UCSC students. If you have any questions, email summer@ucsc.edu.

Visit the Graduate Division page for Graduate Independent Studies.