High School Registration

Registration open April 1 - June 1. No exceptions made after the deadline.

First Steps:

  1. Submit your online registration (open 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 in the USA or High School Outside the USA
    • If Outside of the USA: needing a visa/I-20 see document deadlines
  2. Pay the nonrefundable $50 registration fee
  3. Submit your high school verification form
    • 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. 

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 and remains open until classes begin.
  • 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, especially important if you are in an online course. All online course information will go exclusively to your UCSC Gmail account.

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