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 - you can complete the work any time within the ten weeks.

Fees: 

  1. Summer Session course fees apply ($281 per credit). 
  2. Students in independent studies (field studies, internships) will have the campus fee removed from their accounts (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 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. 

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

Fees: 

  1. Graduate Independent/Individual Studies carry a one-time fee of $351 for 5-units ($702 for 10-units)
  2. Students in independent studies (field studies, internships) will have the campus fee removed from their account (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 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