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.
    • In the registration form, select High School Summer University
    • If Outside of the USA: needing I-20 or DS-2019 documents, please use the International Summer Registration Form
  2. Pay the nonrefundable $50 registration fee
  3. Submit your Verification Form (via DocuSign)
    • We cannot complete your registration until we have this piece. 
    • If your high school is closed, you can still contact the main office. There is normally at least one staff person who can sign a 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 transition earlier. To qualify for an exception, you must:

  • Meet the GPA requirement 
  • Be minimum of 14 years old
  • Understand that any grades you receive will go on your permanent academic record 
  • Have your counselor or principal agree to the exception on your DocuSign Verification Form

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.

Information on dates and deadlines, housingdining, and parking is under Student Life on our website. Review our Student and Parent Checklist.