Overview

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

In High School Summer Online, students will: 

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

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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 and Waivers (coming this winter)
  3. Register (opens March 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 ONLINE? Email: highschoolsummer@ucsc.edu