2018 Summer Academic Calendar

All deadlines below are 11:59 p.m. PST, except for Petitions to Withdraw & Petitions for Independent Field Study which are done in person at the Summer Session Office (140 Hahn) from 9-5, Monday through Friday.  

  • There is no "Add by Petition" in summer. You must enroll by the deadline below.
  • There is no "Administrative Drop" in the summer. You must drop by deadline below.
  • There are no waitlist or crashing classes in summer.
  • The University is closed Wednesday, July 4 as a holiday 

    March 15

  • Class Search opens for Summer 2018

  • April 1 - June 15

  • Visitor Registration Period (for visitors and inactive UCSC students to activate their MyUCSC Accounts)

  • May 1

  • Enrollment opens for all students. Current UCSC students enroll in their portals like F/W/S.

  • June 1

  • Priority Financial Aid eligibility deadline. Current UCSC students can still qualify for summer aid if they enroll after June 1, but the earlier you enroll, the earlier you will get your estimated aid package.

  • Session 1

  • June 25 - July 27

    Deadlines
    • Add - Thursday, June 28
     Drop - Monday, July 2 (tuition refund*)
     Financial Aid Disbursement - June 18 
     Change Grade Option - Friday, July 6
     Withdraw - Friday, July 13 (no tuition refund)
     Grades Due - Thursday, August 2

    *If you drop all of your summer courses, there is a $50 cancellation charge (tuition and fees are refunded)


  • Session 2

  • July 30 - August 31

    Deadlines
    • Add - Thursday, August 2
     Drop - Monday, August 6 (tuition refund*)
     Financial Aid Disbursement - July 23
     Change Grade Option - Friday, August 10
     Withdraw - Friday, August 17 (no tuition refund)
     Grades Due - Thursday, September 6

    *If you drop all of your summer courses, there is a $50 cancellation charge (tuition and fees are refunded)


  • 8-Week Session

  • June 25 - August 17

    Deadlines
    • Add - Thursday, June 28
     Drop - Monday, July 9 (tuition refund*)
     Financial Aid Disbursement - June 18
     Change Grade Option - Friday, July 13
     Withdraw - Friday, July 27 (no tuition refund)
     Grades Due - Thursday, August 23

    *If you drop all of your summer courses, there is a $50 cancellation charge (tuition and fees are refunded)


  • 10-Week Session

  • June 25 - August 31

    Deadlines
    • Add - Thursday, July 5
     Drop - Monday, July 9 (tuition refund*)
     Financial Aid Disbursement - June 18
     Change Grade Option - Friday, July 20
     Withdraw - Friday, July 27 (no tuition refund)
     Grades Due - Thursday, September 6

    *If you drop all of your summer courses, there is a $50 cancellation charge (tuition and fees are refunded)


  • Independent Field Studies

  • June 25 - August 31

    Deadlines
    • Add - Friday, July 27
     Drop - Monday, July 30 (tuition refund*)
     Change Grade Option - N/A
     Withdraw - Friday, August 17 (no tuition refund)
     Grades Due - Thursday, September 6

    *If you drop all of your summer courses, there is a $50 cancellation charge (tuition and fees are refunded)


  • Fees Posted

  • Found daily in Student Portal (my.ucsc.edu)

  • Billing Statements

  • – 1st - June 19
    – 2nd - July 24
    – 3rd - August 14


  • ID Cards & Summer Stickers

  • Visiting students pick up ID Cards at ID Card Services. Continuing students receive their sticker at the Summer Session Office.