High School Course Enrollment

Guidance on selecting courses

  • High school students are eligible to enroll in Session 1 courses only.
  • Browse our 2022 suggested courses by interest tracks (still being updated until spring) or visit our courses by department page. Some courses may require pre-approval.
  • Learn more about UC Santa Cruz Math courses
  • Explore previous years' syllabi to see the pace and course load of specific courses.

Interest Tracks

Sample Schedules

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.

  • A typical weekday includes class time and optional activities. 
  • There is not an additional “finals week.” Instructors schedule the final on the last meeting block of the session. 

Course Days/Times

  • After March 15, 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 classes during those days/times. 
  • No accommodations can be made for vacations, extensions or 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!

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.