High School Registration

Registration open April 1 - June 1. No exceptions made after the deadline.

First Steps:

  1. Submit your online registration (April 1 - June 1). 
    • Even if you took summer classes at UC Santa Cruz last year, all visiting students must register annually to enroll in courses.
  2. Pay the nonrefundable $50 registration fee
  3. Submit your Verification Form (due by June 5)
    • We cannot complete your registration until we have this piece. 
    • If your high school is closed, you can still email the main office. There is normally at least one staff person who can electronically receive the forward us the form.

Eligibility Exceptions:

The transition from high school to college-level course work is significant, which is why we recommend that students complete their sophomore or junior year of high school. Still, we acknowledge that individual students can be ready for this transitional earlier. To qualify for an exception, you must:

  • Meet the GPA requirement 
  • Be minimum of 14 years old
  • Email highschoolsummer@ucsc.edu direct approval from your high school counselor (along with the Verification Form) stating that they agree you can undertake college-level course-work
  • Understand that any grades you receive will go on your permanent academic record 

After You Register:

  • Staff will begin processing the moment your payment and verification forms are received.  It can take 5-10 business days to set up your accounts.
  • When processing is complete, you will receive an email with details, confirming you are now active to enroll in summer classes. Enrollment opens for all students on May 1.
  • Please view our page on navigating MyUCSC for assistance with adding classes, changing passwords, etc.

Check Your UCSC Gmail:

  • Google powers the UCSC Email system. All faculty, staff, and students have an individual UCSC Google Gmail account (cruzID@ucsc.edu).
  • All official UC and UCSC communication uses your @ucsc.edu email address.
  • All instructors will contact you via your UCSC email, especially important if you are in an online course. All online course information will go exclusively to your UCSC Gmail account.

Information on dates and deadlines is under Student Life on our website.