As part of Summer Session, high school students (age 14-18) can earn UC credits from anywhere! 

At UCSC, remote and online courses are just like their face-to-face equivalents. Students are challenged, encouraged to think deeply, and expected to perform university-level work.

In High School Summer Online, students will: 

  • Earn academic credit that is transferable to a future college or university (or back to high school)
  • Attend remote learning college classes with current UCSC students, visiting college students from across the country and other high school students. 
  • Receive 50% off the summer tuition rate! 
  • Have the opportunity to practice and demonstrate what you learn individually and in groups through discussion forums, writing assignments, projects, and video conferences. 


Explore the cost, courses, student stories, online course FAQs, and deadlines on our website. Follow these steps to get started:

  1. Review our Student and Parent Checklist
  2. Submit High School Verification Form via DocuSign (coming this winter)
  3. Register (opens April 1) Even if you took summer classes at UC Santa Cruz last year, all visiting students must register annually to enroll in classes.

Questions about the High School Summer University ONLINE?
Email: highschoolsummer@ucsc.edu or book a time to talk to our staff or a current UCSC student about remote learning or online courses.