As part of Summer Session, high school students (age 14-18) who completed their sophomore or junior year with a GPA of 3.0+ 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 the Summer University 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, online course FAQs, and deadlines on our website. Follow these steps to get started:

  1. Download the Student and Parent Checklist
  2. Download and submit the Verification Form 
  3. Register (closed) 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 Unversity ONLINE?
Email: highschoolsummer@ucsc.edu or book a time to talk to a current UCSC student about remote learning or online courses.