High School Course Enrollment

Guidance on selecting courses

  • Review the list of UCSC online courses and the list of remote learning courses (those normally taught on-campus, but have moved to remote learning for this summer only) compiled by our academic advisers as appropriate for high school students.

  • You can also visit our courses by department page. Some courses may require pre-approval.

  • Explore previous years' syllabi to see the pace and course load of specific classes

Course Days/Times

  • Click on the course from our website or search for it in Class Search. If a course Day/Time says "TBA," it means that there are no set days/times. Students can often complete the remote portions of the course (readings, lectures, and quizzes) at any time. If day/times are listed, students are expected to attend all remote classes. All times PST. 
  • Be mindful of class Sessions. Many high schools begin in fall before the end of Summer Session 2. No accommodations can be made to end your UC Santa Cruz course early, so be mindful of dates before enrolling. 

Course Credits

  • Most courses are 5 credits. That relates to a student's workload and the 35 hours of class meeting time. One 5-credit class is ideal for 5 weeks - that's what we recommend.  

  • A few classes are 2 credits, meaning lower workload and less meeting time. 

  • Students can take a 5-credit class and a 2-credit class for a bit more work, or two 5-credit courses for a total of 10 credits in 5 weeks - a lot of work!

How to Enroll

Once you have completed all steps to register and you have submitted your Verification Form, you may continue to course enrollment which opens May 1:

  • Step 1: Complete all steps to register, then when set up is processed, you will receive your login. 
  • Step 2: Browse courses through Class Search 
  • Step 3: Add courses to your shopping cart
  • Step 4: Enroll via My Student Center on your MyUCSC portal. Visit navigating MyUCSC for additional assistance with adding classes, changing passwords, etc.

Math Preparation

UCSC uses the online preparation and placement system ALEKS to assess students' current math skills and knowledge.

Here are the UCSC articulations with AP scores:  
  • AP CALC AB: Score 3:  Applied Mathematics and Statistics 3 and Mathematics 3. 
  • AP CALC AB: Score 4,5:  Applied Mathematics and Statistics 3, Mathematics 3, Mathematics 11A, and Mathematics 19A 
  • AP CALC BC: Score 3:  Applied Mathematics and Statistics 3, Mathematics 3, Mathematics 11A, and Mathematics 19A
  • AP CALC BC: Score 4,5:  Applied Mathematics and Statistics 3, Mathematics 3, Mathematics 11A and 11B, and Mathematics 19A and 19B

Please Remember:

  • If you cannot attend a course you're enrolled in; you MUST DROP yourself. Instructors do not drop students in Summer Session. If you do not drop yourself from a class, you will be responsible for paying the tuition for it.
  • See our academic calendar for important summer deadlines and our summer-specific add, drop and request for W policies.