High School Course Enrollment

Guidance on Selecting Courses

High school students are eligible to enroll in Session 1 courses only.
  • Review Session 1 classes on our highlights list or search for Session 1 classes through Class Search (be sure to change the term to 2022 Summer Quarter and the session to Summer Session 1). Using Class Search you can refine your terms to only show online or in-person courses. 
  • Learn more about UC Santa Cruz Math courses
  • Explore previous years' syllabi to see specific courses' pace and course load.

Interest Tracks

Sample Schedule

Online classes are taught in one of two formats:
  1. Asynchronous - you do not “attend” class at a set time; instead, you access pre-recorded lectures and digital curriculum materials and respond through email, discussion boards, and collaborative documents on your own time (although you will have weekly deadlines for assignments): some asynchronous classes do have optional synchronous discussions and office hours. 
  2. Synchronous - you have a required schedule; you virtually attend at the same time as your instructor and classmates, and they are typically taught in one of the following time blocks.  

M/W - 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

T/TH  - 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

M/W  - 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.

T/TH  - 1 - 4:30 p.m.

M/W  - 6 - 9:30 p.m.

T/TH  - 6-9:30 p.m.

MWF - 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

MWF 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

  • There is not an additional “finals week.” Instructors schedule the final on the last meeting block of the session. 

How to Identify Online Courses

  • Check only the Asynchronous Online and  Synchronous Online boxes at the bottom of Class Search (starting March 15)

Course Days/Times

  • You can click on the course from our website or search for it in Class Search. If days/times are listed, they are synchronous, and students are expected to attend all remote classes via Zoom during those days/times. All times are scheduled in Pacific Standard Time (PST).
  • If a course Day/Time is blank, it means that there are asynchronous. Students can often complete the remote portions of the course (readings, lectures, and quizzes) at any time.
  • 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 course is ideal for 5 weeks - that's what we recommend.

  • A few courses are 2 or 3 credits, meaning a smaller workload and less meeting time.

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

Lower Division Math Overview (course numbers less than 100)

  • Math 2 and 3 are general mathematics courses at the precalculus level. Math 2 is College Algebra, and Math 3 is Precalculus. 
  • Math 11A, 11B, 19A, 19B, 20A, 20B, 22, 23A, and 23B are the calculus courses. Math 11A is Calculus with Applications I, and 11B is Calc 2.  Math 19A is Calculus for the Sciences, Mathematics & Engineering I, and 19B is Calc 2.
  • Math 21 is Linear Algebra, and Math 24 is Ordinary Differential Equations.  

While prerequisites and restrictions on math courses are lifted for visiting high school students, it is always in your best interest to have met them. 

Advanced Placement (AP) Score

Summer Accommodations

How to Add a Course

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.