As part of Summer Session, high school students (age 14-18) can live and learn at UCSC! This program combines support and independence to model a true college experience for five weeks. 

Students can live in the residence halls, eat in the dining halls, and get involved in extracurricular activities. Although students are not supervised throughout the day like a camp, they do have dedicated Peer Mentors and Resident Assistants that live in the residence halls with them. 

All students attending in-person classes at UC Santa Cruz will need to comply with any current COVID-19 health and safety requirements.

In the Summer University, students will: 

  • Attend Session 1 (June 20 - July 22, 2022undergraduate classes with current UCSC students
  • Earn academic credit that can transfer to a future college or university (or back to high school)
  • Receive 50% off summer tuition 
  • Gain an understanding of research university culture and academic expectations
  • Have access to libraries, labs, fitness center, and everything Santa Cruz has to offer

Explore the cost, courses, activities, and FAQs on our website. Follow these steps to get started:

  1. Submit High School Verification Form via DocuSign 
  2. Register
  3. Review our Student and Parent Checklist

Questions about the High School Summer University?
Email: highschoolsummer@ucsc.edu or book a time to talk with staff or a current UCSC student about the program.